In Turkish mountains so high the silver clouds almost touch the top of his head, the homesick Afghan shepherd prepares his baaing flock for a good shear.
The locals in the eastern province of Tunceli's Mercan Valley have been gradually replaced by Afghans, who fled here by foot and truck across Iran from the poverty and bloodshed back home.
Ljubljana – Slovenian police recorded 4,333 attempts at illegal crossing of the border in the first five months of the year, which is 75% more than in the same period last year, when 2,466 such attempts were recorded. Afghanis account for almost a quarter of those intercepted, the police statistics show.
Police car in Bulgaria. Photo: EPA/VASSIL DONEV
The arrests were announced by Norway's police on Wednesday and then confirmed by the Bulgarian authorities.
Both detainees are Norwegian citizens. One arrest took place in Oslo, Norway, while the other was in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. The arrest in Bulgaria was done on a warrant issued by the Public Prosecutor's Office of Norway.
It is disingenuous given how Turkey both legitimized & encouraged the Taliban in Afghanistan & has positioned itself as a hub for Russian sanctions evasion
Afghanistan's main universities have reopened six months after the Taliban returned to power, but only a trickle of women went back to now-segregated classes.
The Taliban insist they will allow girls and women to be educated this time around, but only in segregated classes and according to an Islamic curriculum.