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Covering the Syrian uprising for the last two years for CNN, Arwa Damon has personally interacted with Syrian female opposition activists from all social strata, religious backgrounds and beliefs. Damon delves into the role that Syrian women are playing in the revolution. She transmits the stunning remarks of the young female activists who brave heavy surveillances, physical violence, and gunfire since the beginning of the uprisings. Facing all kinds of oppression from both the government and sometimes the opposition forces, Syrian women have an even more difficult struggle ahead.
 
 
 
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Arwa Damon
Arwa Damon
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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