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Istanbul and Brussels; IS and Us

On Saturday night, my partner and I were out in Izmir. As Turkey’s third largest city – a bustling port with a deserved reputation for political, artistic and intellectual activity, with three universities and a population of four million people – Izmir is generally a lively night out. But on Saturday, we walked through almost deserted streets, past bars which were largely without customers, and many more which had closed early or not opened at … Continue reading

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