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Suna Erdem

How Korean culture took over the world

Netflix hit Squid Game is only one manifestation of how South Korea has exported its artistic output across the globe. SUNA ERDEM reports on an unlikely success story that also exposes the country’s dark hinterland

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The EU must act now to avoid 'Polexit'

Huge crowds may have gathered to oppose ‘Polexit’, but the gauntlet thrown down by the country’s populist government still poses an existential threat to the union.

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Death on the Seine: The massacre that shames France

This month marks the anniversary of a bloodbath in the centre of Paris, the full story of which is yet to emerge. SUNA ERDEM reports on a tragedy that continues to haunt France.

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The ray of hope for progressives coming from Europe

After a dismal decade for centre left parties on the continent, there are now some positive signs tempered by a widespread failure to connect with voters. 

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Monaco: Still Europe’s shadiest square mile

Sunshine, super-riches... and sleaze. Monaco sits like a melanoma on the Med, a city state throwback autocracy where anything goes - except the payment of taxes. Now the glamour that has always masked the iniquity is overshadowed by a Prince whose personal life is again coming under uncomfortable scrutiny.

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The European states failing to protect journalists investigating corruption

The murder of journalists calls into question the ability or willingness of some European states to safeguard the freedom of journalists.

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The sleepy German backwater that also happens to be a recipe for levelling society up

SUNA ERDEM reports on a sleepy area of Germany, devoid of big cities and obvious structural advantages, whose economic success is defying orthodoxy and attracting attention as a model for levelling up left-behind regions

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Lord Kerslake: "Regional levelling up benefits us all ... including the south"

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The mob boss, his YouTube channel and an epic vendetta

Turkey has been gripped by a scandal involving a mafia boss on the run making extraordinary allegations about the country's political elite

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The deep-seated issues beneath Sofagate

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The post-Brexit battle that's only just getting started

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Fashion's victims: How the industry is polluting the Arctic

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Will Joe Biden's victory signal a shift in Turkey?

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The Hagia Sophia: How Erdogan’s decision could backfire on the Turkish president

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We need to get a grip on education and the growing attainment gap

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How foreign TV shows are bringing the world together

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The book that led to Priti Patel and Dominic Raab rising to the top

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Georgia’s plans to replace Britain in the EU

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The true cost of freeports - and who really benefits from them

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SUNA ERDEM: Bosphorous Showdown - Turks return to polls in Instanbul

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When did we Brits become so thin-skinned?

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Tight-knit: Family behind the kooks of fashion

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Fashion's guilty secret

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Turkey's lifeline or another false hope?

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Was Nietzsche a Nazi?

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What age is appropriate to encourage children to take an interest in politics?

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The unravelling of Turkey: a frightening illustration of a country unleashed from EU aspirations

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