The ISIS resurgence in Syria and Turkey’s role in it

Nadine Maenza, the President of the IRF Secretariat, a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, and the previous chair of USCIRF, joins Thanos Davelis to look at what a resurgent ISIS means for the region, particularly in the autonomous zone in north east Syria, and break down why we need to put the spotlight on Turkey's role in this ISIS comeback.

Greece’s visa program for Turkish visitors and the ongoing efforts to maintain calm in the Aegean

Vassilis Nedos, Kathimerini's diplomatic and defense editor, joins Thanos Davelis to look into a special visa program Greece launched for Turkish visitors who arrive on Greece's islands, and explore where it fits into ongoing efforts to maintain calm in the Aegean.

Why local elections could be critical for Turkey’s political future

Ayla Jean Yackley, an Istanbul-based journalist covering Turkey with stories in The Financial Times, Politico, and other major outlets, joins Thanos Davelis to look at why we should be paying attention to Turkey's upcoming elections, which could be critical for the country's politics - from the ruling party to the opposition.

A way home for the ‘Lost Children of Greece’

In late December a petition was launched titled "Nostos for Greek Adoptees," asking the Greek state to recognize some 4,000 Greek-born adoptees from the post-war era - the so-called Lost Children of Greece. Dr Mary Cardaras joins Thanos Davelis to tell the story of the "Lost Children," and look at what steps can be taken from Athens to bring them back to their roots.