Ümit Şahin is an editor at the online publication Yesil Gazete, based in Turkey. He is an expert on climate and ecology.
COP 23 turned out to be more about regulations than revolution - but some advancement gave cause for hope.Read more
In the wake of the attempted coup of July 15th, a crackdown on human rights has been taking place across Turkey, with arrests, sackings and infringements on the freedom of movement. The only way to ensure that rights are respected and that Turkey becomes a democracy governed by the rule of way is to re-engage with the EU accession process and to relaunch the stalled peace process in the Southeast of the country.Read more