Category: Peace’

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2017 Nobel Peace Prize: What’s ICAN?

The Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) will be receiving the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Sunday. ICAN has been at the forefront of pushing for an end to the use of nuclear weapons through the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which has 50 signatories including Brazil, South Africa…

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Turkey, Greece and the technology of ‘Cool Peace’

When Celar Bayar arrived in Athens on November 28, 1952, he could not possibly envisage that he would be the first and only Turkish president to ever visit neighbouring Greece. Sixty-five years later, another leader’s name will be added this week to that exclusive list. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was not even born at the…