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Emin Özmen
Turkish, b. 1985 (Nominee)
Featured Essays
Oct 30, 2017
Since its rise to power in 2014, the Islamic State has targeted tourist destinations across Europe and throughout the Mediterranean region. The attacks, relatively inexpensive for the self-proclaimed caliphate to carry out, are intended not only to sow fear and project power but also to strike a heavy blow to economies dependent on tourism.
Few economies have been hit harder by this than Turkey’s.... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 2, 2017
On September 25, 2017, several million Kurds took to the polls to vote in a landmark independence referendum almost a hundred years in the making. Having been denied statehood since the redrawing of Middle Eastern borders at the end of World War I, the Kurds are often viewed as the world’s largest ethnic group without a permanent nation state. The move towards independence could come at a high political... More...