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Good Bye, 2016

Good Bye, 2016

By on December 23, 2016 in current events, personal stories with No Comments

I’m not one of those people that would lump an entire year into a negative label and dramatically welcome in the coming year. You know what I’m talking about– when people are all, “This year sucked! The new year can’t get here soon enough!”  No- I don’t talk like that. Every day that I wake […]

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Pray for Turkey

Pray for Turkey

By on June 28, 2016 in current events with No Comments

What does terrorism achieve? It achieves nothing. It is not “radical Islam.” It is radical politics. How does terrorism forward any religion? It doesn’t. Who are the victims? Mostly Muslim. After spending a week in Turkey learning about the vast threat of terrorism from multiple political factions from the east to the west, this is […]

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DS Centre Journalism Academy travels to refugee camp in Nizip

DS Centre Journalism Academy travels to refugee camp in Nizip

By on April 15, 2016 in Middle East with No Comments

I just had an amazing week in Turkey! My photojournalist colleague and friend, Sadaf Syed, joined me in taking part in the Daily Sabah Think Tank Spring 2016 Journalism Academy in Turkey. Look for more to come about our incredible experience and some published pieces about our refugee camp visit in Nizip along the Turkey […]

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Dear Syrian Child Whose Body Washed Ashore In Turkey

Dear Syrian Child Whose Body Washed Ashore In Turkey

By on September 5, 2015 in civil rights, Middle East

I wrote this the day his body washed ashore. He does have a name. Aylan Kurdi. He lost his life along with his brother, Galip and his mother, Rehana. He is survived by his grieving father Abdullah.  His aunt in Canada who was trying to bring them to safety there to no avail asked that we […]

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