Leonard Faytre graduated Sciences Po Paris University with degrees in both Political Science (BA) and Urban Policy (MA) in 2013. After moving to Istanbul the same year, he continued his studies and completed a second MA in Argumentation Theories (Münazara) at Alliance of Civilization Institute (Ibn Khaldun University) in 2018. His researches focus on Political Theory, French Foreign Affairs and French immigration policy. Beside French, he speaks fluently English, Turkish and Arabic. Currently, Léonard Faytre works as research assistant at the European Studies Department of SETA (Istanbul Office).
Why did the Lafarge Group strike agreements with DAESH, the YPG, Al-Nusra and other terrorist groups in Syria? Was the French state involved in such agreements? If so, to what extent? How do these incidents impact the Lafarge Group and the French state?
After the victory of populist parties in the Hungarian and Polish parliamentary elections in 2014 and 2015, respectively, the victory of the Leave camp in the Brexit referendum in 2016 and the rise of anti-establishment parties in the Dutch, French, Austrian and German general elections in 2017, on March 4, 2018, Italy became the new symbol of the political system crisis spreading in Europe.