Friday, May 06, 2016



Caucasus Report

Regional Smoke Detector

Within days, Kenkhi residents were required to attend a public meeting to deny the allegations made by Ramazan Dzhalaldinov (above).

Chechen Whistle-Blower Disappears After Demanding Legal Action Against Kadyrov

Bloggers and human rights activists are expressing concern for the safety of Ramzan Dzhalaldinov, who has disappeared after lodging a formal complaint requesting that legal action be taken against Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. More

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Balkans Without Borders

The newly restored Ferhadija Mosque, also known as the Ferhat Pasha Mosque, was built in the 16th century and was seen as a prime example of classical Ottoman architecture in Europe.

In Banja Luka, A Mosque Rises From The Rubble

This week, on the 23rd anniversary of the fateful night that the Ferhadija Mosque in Banja Luka was blown up during the Balkan wars, the venerable building will be officially reopened after 15 years of painstaking construction work. More

Turkey Notebook

Relations between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (right) have been strained in recent times.

Behind Davutoglu's Resignation

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced that he will not run again for the chairmanship of the ruling AKP party in an upcoming extraordinary party congress. This means he will resign as Turkey's prime minister. More