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44-year-old Nejla Işık was one of those women who stood guard without caring about gas, water and batons. She witnessed the transformation of this geography, which she was born in and which she doted on, into a "hellhole", and she cut olive trees with her hands, crying, so that they would not be buried under the ground. She has always been at the forefront of the resistance, together with the older generation of her family in their 80s and her two children in their 20s. In the March 31 local elections, Işık was elected as the mukhtar of İkizköy and a new phase of her life began. Apart from its significance for the Akbelen Resistance, this new phase also contains the story of a woman transformed around the environmental movement.
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Hrant Dink, the founder and the editor-in-chief of our newspaper, was commemorated on the spot where he was assassinated 17 years ago. The commemoration held in front of the Sebat Building, which used to house the office of Agos, was attended by a big crowd. This year's memorial speech was delivered by author and journalist Oya Baydar, a friend of Hrant Dink. A message sent by Çiğdem Mater, a member of the 'Friends of Hrant' initiative, imprisoned under the Gezi Trials since April 2022, was read by Hanım Tosun, a member of Saturday Mothers/People.
NEWS Hope and despair among Karabakh Armenians

On September 19, Azerbaijan launched a military operation against Nagorno-Karabakh. A ceasefire was reached on September 20 as the Nagorno-Karabakh (Republic of Artsakh) administration accepted the conditions. Right after the ceasefire, Karabakh Armenians took refuge in Armenia. After the war that followed the 9-month blockade imposed by Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh, 100 thousand ethnic Armenians had to leave their homes and took refuge in Armenia along with only a few belongings. Some of the displaced Karabakh (Artsakh) Armenians had a place to go in Armenia. However, a significant portion of them found themselves homeless and without a future. Pakrat Estukyan and Berge Arabian from Agos, travelled throughout Armenia in a one-week journalistic trip, meeting with displaced persons and non-governmental organisations. Agos will publish Estukyan's impressions and Arabian's photos as a series of articles. This week's coverage features interviews and impressions from the first day of the trip to Armenia.
NEWS Earthquake and state

They do not want anyone to shine out, but at the same time they are incapable of doing what should be done. It cannot be said that this situation is independent from the regime that has been created in Turkey and its mentality of governance. State is always authoritarian in Turkey, but Erdogan regime has turned this to totalitarianism.
NEWS Reflections on the Prag Summit

Russia has been concerned with the US and EU mediation in the peace process between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and the deployment of civilian mission from the Western countries along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is seen as an attempt to extend the Western influence on the region where the Russian influence might gradually fade away as the result of Russia's war against Ukraine.