Riada Asimovic Akyol

Riada Asimovic Akyol

Riada Asimovic Akyol is an independent journalist and writer. Her articles have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Al-Monitor, The Nation among others.  

Europe

Why Macron's remarks on Bosnia are dangerous

Portrayals of Bosnia as a source of 'Islamic threat' echo anti-Muslim narratives that led to the genocide of the 1990s.

Why Macron's remarks on Bosnia are dangerous

Middle East

Turkey's pervasive political and social polarisation

Harsh, patriarchal and communitarian political culture and excessive chauvinism are keeping the country in deadlock.

Turkey's pervasive political and social polarisation

Human Rights

Remembering Dayton: The accord that ended Bosnian war

Yet, it remains a horrible basis for successful state-building.

Remembering Dayton: The accord that ended Bosnian war

Turkey

On Erdogan and Muslim mothers

Are Erdogan's remarks on women's nature and role as mothers reflected in Islamic scriptures?

On Erdogan and Muslim mothers

Arts & Culture

How a women-only beach split Turkish society

The debate on the women-only beach in Antalya hints at the extreme poliarisation within Turkish soci

How a women-only beach split Turkish society

Business & Economy

Turkish women's informal work - a complex story

Many Turkish women struggle with accessing formal employment and adequate social security.

Turkish women's informal work - a complex story

Bosnia

Remembering Srebrenica

Attempts to deny the Srebrenica genocide and to whitewash the history of the Yugoslav wars continue.

Remembering Srebrenica

Human Rights

How can we stop honour killings?

Changing notions of honour and a better understanding of religion can help stop honour killings.

How can we stop honour killings?