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Alessandra Bajec


Alessandra Bajec is a freelance journalist specialising in the Middle East and North Africa. Previously living in Palestine, then in Cairo, she is currently based in Tunis.

In-depth: In the wake of his re-election, Erdogan is faced with the urgent issue of tackling Turkey's ongoing financial crisis, with no indication of which economic route he will opt for in the near future.

07 June, 2023

In-depth: Residents have voiced anger at the Armenian Patriarch for alleged land sales to Israeli investors in East Jerusalem, which they say could dramatically impact the historic character of the Armenian Quarter.

31 May, 2023

Analysis: With much of the Kurdish electorate throwing their support behind Erdogan's rival Kilicdaroglu, Turkey's largest minority group could sway the outcome of the crucial run-off election amid frustration with Erdogan's 21-year-long rule.

17 May, 2023

Following the twin earthquakes, grassroots feminist organizations in Turkey swiftly provided crucial aid and relief to those impacted by the disaster. Through their tireless efforts, they have been able to provide assistance to the most vulnerable.

16 May, 2023

In-depth: The run-up to the 14 May elections, which take place in the shadow of February's earthquake, sees the governing AKP pitted against the opposition on issues such as governance and the economy, amid widespread anti-Syrian refugee rhetoric.

09 May, 2023

In-depth: Tunisian President Kais Saied has emphatically rejected the terms of a stalled $1.9 billion IMF bailout package as the country's economy continues to deteriorate.

17 April, 2023

In-depth: A wave of racist violence in Tunisia has triggered a spike in the number of African migrants and refugees making dangerous sea crossings towards Europe.

06 April, 2023

In-depth: Tunisia's newly installed legislature replaces the previous parliament dissolved by President Saied, pushing his undemocratic drift further.

28 March, 2023

The murder of a young Iraqi YouTuber by her father has sparked renewed calls for a law to fight domestic violence in the conservative Arab country where so-called 'honour killings' remain rife.

07 March, 2023

In-depth: The Tunisian president's racist remarks about African migrants, which echo a far-right demographic conspiracy theory, have sparked panic within the community and unleashed a wave of arrests, social violence, and hate speech.

27 February, 2023