A new study compares the communication strategies of NGOs working on migration issues in two neighboring countries, Turkey and Bulgaria. The research findings highlight how the specific political and cultural context of a country affects an organization’s messaging.
Already vulnerable, Syrian refugees face threats from infectious disease
Among those in greatest peril after the devasting earthquakes in the Middle East are some 6.6 million internally displaced persons in Syria, as well as 1.9 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey, according to estimations from the United Nations High…
How the latest earthquake in Turkey will impact disaster recovery efforts
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Hatay Province in Turkey on Monday, which was one of the areas devastated by the Feb. 6 quake that killed more than 46,000 people in the area near the border with Syria. Experts in University of…
Virginia Tech expert comments on latest earthquake to strike Turkey and Syria
Residents of Southern Turkey were again jolted by a new earthquake Monday, this trembler reported by the U.S. Geology Survey (USGS) as 6.3 in magnitude. News reports state that scores of buildings that were damaged in powerful quakes on February 6 have been further damaged or outright collapsed. Virginia Tech’s Robert Weiss, who studies natural hazards, calls the devastating trio of earthquake “unusual,” but not “impossible.
Poor infrastructure in Turkey, Syria partially to blame for the high number of earthquake casualties, says expert
The earthquakes in Turkey and Syria killed over 45,000 people and decimated large areas. The shockingly high number of fatalities raises the question of whether infrastructure issues are to blame. Roberto Leon, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, said there are several reasons for the large number of collapses, leading to mass casualties: Poor enforcement of existing codes (modern codes instituted after the 1999 Izmit earthquake) Grandfathering of older, deficient structures and not requiring their retrofit (structures built before 1999) Poor construction practices (i.
GW Expert Available to Discuss Humanitarian Assistance for Earthquake Victims in Northwest Syria
As of Friday, Reuters reports the death toll from the Feb. 6th earthquakes in Turkey and Syria now nears 44,000 between both countries, with rescuers pulling more survivors alive out of the debris almost two weeks since. Aid organizations say survivors will…
UW experts discuss the earthquake in Turkey and Syria
Three University of Washington experts have provided the following quotes in response to the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday morning. Harold Tobin is director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and a UW professor of…
Earthquake seismology expert, Dr. Stephen Gao, available for comment
Dr. Stephen Gao is available for comment related to the science behind the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Gao is a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology and teaches in S&T’s geosciences and geological…
Devastating earthquake evokes memories of ’99 tragedy in Turkey
University of Miami College of Engineering faculty members Nurcin Celik and Derin Ural lived through the 1999 temblor that struck near the Turkish city of Izmit. They stand ready to offer their expertise in the aftermath of Monday’s disaster.
Rosenstiel School researcher comments on devastating earthquake in Turkey
Falk Amelung, a professor of marine geosciences at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science: Monday’s earthquake and the powerful aftershock that followed were “left-lateral strike-slip earthquakes as expected for the East Anatolian Fault, which…
NATO decision on Finland, Sweden strong on paper, future unclear
NATO has formally invited Finland and Sweden to join its alliance after Turkey dropped its objections. The decision comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine continues. Barry Strauss, professor of history and classics at Cornell University and the Corliss…
FSU experts available to comment on Thanksgiving traditions
By: Bill Wellock | Published: November 10, 2021 | 9:46 am | SHARE: As millions of people across the United States prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, Florida State University experts are available to talk with reporters working on articles about gratitude, the myth and reality of the holiday and the role turkeys have played for Indigenous peoples long before Europeans settled the U.
Former U.S. Ambassador available to answer key questions about current conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Intense fighting erupted September 27th between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh which may soon escalate to full-scale war. Former U.S. Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh is available to comment on what led to this clash, as well as the growing prospect that…
Amid Tensions, Trump-Erdogan Meeting Changes Little
Trump and Erdogan resolved few of the sharp U.S.-Turkish differences over defense and Middle East policy but the visit likely boosted Erdogan’s stature at home.
The High Price of Trump’s Great Betrayal
President Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds reinforced already existing doubts in the region and around the world that the United States remains a reliable ally.
Turkey’s military aggression in Syria is as unlawful as Russia’s in Ukraine, Notre Dame expert says
Turkey continues its military operation in northeast Syria to control a major swath of Syrian territory, moving the Kurdish population far from its border, and Notre Dame Law School Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell, a renowned expert on international law, calls it lawless. “Turkey’s ground…
Who’s Who in Northern Syria?
CFR In Brief by Lindsay Maizland. With Turkey’s latest military offensive, here’s a rundown of the different forces in the region.