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Palmyra, "my native realm"

Editorial by Maria Teresa Grassi, Università degli Studi di Milano - Director of the Italian-Syrian Archaeological Mission to Palmyra, Pal.M.A.I.S.

Crossing the Syrian desert from Damascus to the Euphrates, nearly half way you find a big oasis – and this is normal in every desert of this world – and a great Roman city – and this is certainly less frequent.


Neve Shalom to honour the Turks who rescued the Armenians

Interview with Dyana Shaloufi-Rizek, director of the Museum of Neve Shalom-Wahat el Salam, about the "intifada of knives", the agreement between Jordan and Israel and the ceremony of 4 November in honour of the Ottomans who rescued the Armenians in 1915. 


Ankara attack. The strategy of terror failed

Ankara 10 October deadly bomb attack has shaken Turkey provoking mass protests against Erdogan and the government. Gariwo has asked Turkish political analyst Cengiz Aktar about the political scenario and the coming elections with an eye on the pressure imposed by the government to limit Turkish media freedom.


​The Ankara slaughter and Erdogan’s arrogance

On past 10 October, Ankara, the Turkish capital, was the scene of two blasts that hit dozens activists taking part in a peaceful rally. We have reached Antonio Ferrari, editorialist of the Corriere della Sera, to discuss Turkey's situations only a little before the elections of next 1 November


Svetlana Aleksievic, Literature Nobel Laureate

A writer and an essayist, half Ukrainian, half Belarusian, Svetlana Aleksievic ha won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature"for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time". Last year, Anna Maria Samuelli and Pietro Kuciukian met with the writer in Milan. This is what they told each other. 


Emilio Barbarani, a Righteous at the Farnesina

The Minister of Foreign Affairs welcomed Gabriele Nissim and a thick group of students of Rummo High School in Benevento who, led by professor Enza Nunziato, promoted the nomination of Emilio Barbarani for recognition as Righteous. 


Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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Pinar Selek

Turkish sociologist and peace and human rights activist