My heart breaks for Izmir and the victims of this second national tragedy to strike Turkey in a year that is not yet a week old. My heart also breaks for the countless victims caught in the crossfire of the multiple simultaneous conflicts that are ravaging my home of Southeast Turkey as well as Syria and northern Iraq. When will it end?
Since the terrorist attack over a week ago I have watched with horror as the story unfolded and information on the evil, insane perpetrators trickled in. I have also watched with growing frustration as the framework of the story around this tragedy has evolved from the horror of the event itself into an excuse for... Continue Reading →