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With a magnitude of 6.8, the earthquake in Morocco killed approximately 2,500 people. Sima Diab/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Earthquakes and other natural hazards are a risk everywhere – here’s how people are preparing in the US and around the world

One way to prevent the destruction wrought by a devastating earthquake – like the one that hit Morocco in September 2023 – is to construct resilient homes and buildings.
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in power since 2003 and has tried to strengthen the executive branch during that time. AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

Many once-democratic countries continue to backslide, becoming less free – but their leaders continue to enjoy popular support

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, president of Turkey, and Viktor Orbán, prime minister of Hungary, are two leaders who have consolidated power using a similar playbook.
On a road trip journey of self-discovery, three women friends of ‘Another Self’ visit ruins of the Temple of Athena in Assos, Turkey. (Herbert Weber/Wikipedia) (Herbert Weber/Wikipedia)

Netflix drama ‘Another Self’ spotlights traumas and forced migration shaping modern Turkey

As a displaced scholar, I never thought a show depicting events affecting modern Turkey would so strongly impact my interpretation of historical and political contexts intersecting with my family.

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