Not many people outside of Scandinavia know that there is a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. About 300,000 people in Finland speak Swedish as their mother tongue, and they comprise about 5.5 percent of the population. Even if the minority is quite small, Finland is officially a bilingual country, and the Swedish speaking population has for…

On the 15th of July, something that few could have predicted happened: late on Friday evening, a faction within the Turkish military attempted to seize power in Turkey. The situation in Turkey was chaotic; soldiers closed off the Bosporus Bridge between Europe and Asia; shootings and bombings lasted all night and tanks rolled in on…