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Why Turkey Says It’s Ready to Go to War With Syria Over Afrin

Press Review, 22 February 2018

Last update: 2018-02-22 10:44:03

Why Turkey Says It’s Ready to Go to War With Syria Over Afrin. Here’s a rundown of what’s at stake for rival foreign powers in the Syrian Kurdish enclave on the Turkish border (the Wall Street Journal). 


How my hometown became major smuggling route in Libya. Mustafa Fetouri, an independent Libyan academic and journalist, writes on al-Monitor how the country's interior has become a hub for human smugglers. 


When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon. A series of recent legal moves against entertainers, journalists and activists could stifle free expression in one of the Arab world’s freest environments, according to rights group (the New York Times).


Europe has a model for integrating Muslim migrants. It's in Sicily. As Italy deals with the aftermath of a violent attack on immigrants, Muslims in Catania offer an example of how integration can work (EuroNews).