Turkey narrowly voted "evet", or "yes", on Sunday, sending Erdogan supporters pouring into the streets. Josh Friedman reports from Ankara on referendum day and referendum night/morning, in which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious, claiming broad new powers.
Travel along with Josh Friedman across Turkey east to west. As noted in the first video, a constitutional referendum is taking place on April 16, and thus there is a lot of activity in the country at the moment. April 13: The trip begins up in the mountains near the Iranian and Armenian borders where
Josh Friedman reports from Bucharest, Romania, where protesters braved subfreezing temperatures on the 13th consecutive night of demonstrations against the Social Democratic Party-led government that recently tried to decriminalize certain types of corruption. Meet Romania's protesting monk: Some images from Piata Victoriei in Bucharest:
An asylum seeker from Iran who stitched his lips in protest of the Greek-Macedonian border closure By JOSH FRIEDMAN With controversy swirling over U.S. President Donald Trump's refugee admission policy, many people may take interest in discovering who the refugees arriving in the West actually are. Care for an up close look at
By JOSH FRIEDMAN In a surprise move, internationally isolated Belarus announced earlier this month it is lifting visa restrictions on citizens of 80 countries, including the U.S., Canada and almost all European states. The former Soviet republic, which has been deemed by the U.S. to be Europe’s last dictatorship, appears to be incrementally opening up to
By Josh Friedman 2016 was a year of backlash. Western ruling elites took a beating. Here is a look back at what happened: Events of the year 10. Fidel Castro Death Numerous celebrity deaths grabbed international headlines in 2016, but none of those figures significantly impacted millions of people’s lives the way Cuba’s longtime communist
Jan. 30, 2017: VMRO failed to meet its deadline on forming a coalition, and party leader Nikola Gruevski is returning the mandate to form a government to Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov. It is unclear if Zoran Zaev will get the next crack at trying to form a coalition. Update: A revote took place in one electoral
By JOSH FRIEDMAN If you are of the belief that a Trump presidency will be a catastrophe, now is an excellent time to search abroad for new opportunities. And if you are one of the people who threatened to move to a different country in the event of Trump winning the White House, put your
A billboard in the heart of Banja Luka showing Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik urging Bosnian Serbs to vote in the state holiday referendum The following is the second post of a hopefully regularly published blog on the Balkans. Read the first post here. By JOSH FRIEDMAN More than a month into a
Step inside a place that does exist but is not recognized as a country.