Spotlight on Turkey
Several cities are combating low public interest in recycling with a cash for trash scheme.
Turkish beekeepers credit a government program with boosting the country’s honey production while healing damaged forests.
A women’s collective in Istanbul is teaching women to ride bikes and giving them a new option to get away from it all.
With the help of outdoor cat houses and volunteer labor, Istanbul seeks to improve the lives of its thousands of stray cats.
Around the Bloc
Plus, Czech anti-vaxxers blamed for singer’s death, vole infestation in Mongolia, and more.
Plus, Djokovic back in Serbia, Poroshenko on trial, and more.
Plus, new PM in North Macedonia, Navalny reflects on year in prison, and more.
Plus, Serbian media and Premier League soccer, Navalny allies labeled extremists, and more.
Plus, Taipei offers $1 billion credit fund to Vilnius, energy watchdog blames Russia for European gas crisis, and more.
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President Zelenskiy abandons the idea of forging an alternative to nationalist or post-Soviet paths.
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Student teachers from Czech universities help combat pandemic-caused learning disruptions.
Fear, self-censorship, and job insecurity are leading to ethical violations in the country’s universities and scientific institutions. From openDemocracy.
Bands, fans, and government critics lash out at the ban on late-night gigs.
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