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Fatih (Conqueror), the drill ship that made the discovery.

On the days building up to Friday, 21st of August, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his cabinet, supported by news reports from Reuters and Bloomberg, was on a campaign to build hype around an “evangel” announcement Mr. Erdoğan was going to make at the date.

The Announcement

At around 15.00 Turkey time, Mr. Erdoğan went on stage in the historic…


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Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (Middle Left) meets with the US President Donald Trump (Middle Right) in Washington, D.C. in the White House.

As the saying goes, one is ought to put one’s money where one’s mouth is. In D.C., when the words coming out of that hypothetical mouth concerns Saudi interests, an actor appears in the sidelines to make sure the mouth is put where the Saudi interest — and so very coincidentally the money — is.


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Sudanese protesting on the street for revolution.

Sudan, a country in the north-eastern part of Africa, has been a country of turmoil and instability since gaining its independence in 1956. According to the World Bank’s Political Stability index, which gives countries a stability score between -2.5(weak) and +2.5(strong), Sudan has had an average stability score of -2.21 between 1996 and 2018; even going beyond the borders of the index between 2010–2012 with scores seeing record low of -2.67[1].


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The Belarusian Flag

Kseniya Oao, the first and only child of Alena Novikova and Aliaksei Oao, is a 22-year-old Belarusian. Although she now studies at the Belarusian State University in the capital city of Minsk; Kseniya was born and raised in Barysaw, -though considerably smaller than its European counterparts- the second largest city in Belarus population-wise.

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