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Zimbabwe: Chamisa's lawyers contest election results in court

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New US sanctions on Iran: Trump ups pressure after exiting nuclear deal

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‘Space Farce’? Alternative logos for new US military branch flood social media

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Zambia accused of illegal handover of Zimbabwean opposition figure

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#MyCameraIsMyWeapon campaign takes on Iran's mandatory hijab law

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-04-19

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's critics say this is a term that merely dresses up the basic role of a dictator: the same man hires, fires and decides. Supporters of Erdogan perhaps see no problem - but international observers share the concern of those inside Turkey who are already under pressure because they disagree with the government.

Produced by Yi SONG, Tommaso MAZZANTI and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By Mark OWEN

Our guests

Ali KAZANCIGIL

Director, Anatoli Journal

Ahmed AL BURAI

Editor-at-large, TRT World

Ilhan TANIR

Senior Editor, Ahval News

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2018-08-09 Eve IRVINE

Headed for war? Israel-Gaza conflict flares despite truce talks

Violence erupted again this week, with dozens of rockets fired into Israel and scores of Israeli military strikes on Gaza. A long-range rocket landed in Beersheba, the first time...

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2018-08-08 Eve IRVINE

Argentina abortion bill: Country braces for historic vote to legalise abortion

Senators in Argentina are debating whether or not to legalise abortion in all cases up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Currently, it’s only allowed if the fetus is deformed, the woman...

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2018-08-08 Eve IRVINE

Colombia's Ivan Duque : What are the new president's plans for the peace deal?

Ivan Duque has just been being sworn in as President of Colombia. The 42-year-old is known for his close ties to former head of state Alvaro Uribe and campaigned on a promise to...

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2018-08-07 Eve IRVINE

US sanctions on Iran: useful tool or dangerous decision?

As the US reimposes sanctions on Iran, our guests, Behnam Taleblu, Research Fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Abbas Kadhim, Senior Policy Fellow at John Hopkins...

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2018-08-03 Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

Racist attacks in Italy: Is xenophobia on the rise?

In Italy, several racially motivated attacks have occurred in recent weeks. As well as the anonymous incidents that take place daily, public figures have been victims too:...

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