A life in constant fear

By Leonie Kupferschmidt The civil war in Syria plunged the country into suffering and misery in 2011 and triggered a large movement of refugees. Initially known as a welcoming and solidary society, the tone towards refugees in Türkiye has become very heated in past years – but especially during the recent election: strange stares, verbal harassment, violence and even unjustified arrests – these are things … Continue reading A life in constant fear

A glimpse of hope

Syrian Refugees in Istanbul By Leonie Kupferschmidt The civil war in Syria plunged the country into suffering and misery in 2011 and triggered a large movement of refugees. It may not be immediately obvious to the Western eye, but officially more than half a million Syrians live in the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul alongside the locals. Initially known as a welcoming and solidary society, the … Continue reading A glimpse of hope

Finally Smoking Pot Legally? Germany’s Plan to Legalise Cannabis

By Eamon O’Callaghan and Leonie Kupferschmidt The secret exchange of baggies filled with weed could soon be a thing of the past in Berlin, with the German government planning to legalise Cannabis. Such a change brings with it the potential for broad societal and economic impacts: What is the current state of legalisation and how could it affect the economy and society? Experts from business … Continue reading Finally Smoking Pot Legally? Germany’s Plan to Legalise Cannabis