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Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS

US military aircraft have dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane. US Central Command said C-130…

How Not to Run a War Coalition: The (US) Administration blames Turkey for the catastrophe in Syria.

President Obama likes to list “our friends and partners” who have signed up for his military campaign in Iraq and Syria. If only he knew how to lead such a…

UN: Kobani massacre looms

GENEVA: Thousands of people “will most likely be massacred” if Kobani falls to Islamic State fighters, a UN envoy said on Friday, as militants fought deeper into the besieged Syrian…

Turkey’s Syria game

The Daily Star Turkey appears to be playing a game on its border with Syria, but it does not appear to have figured out how to win it, nor what…

Kobane: Civilians flee IS street-to-street fighting

Islamic State (IS) militants are reported to have entered the key Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane and are engaged in street-to-street fighting with Syrian Kurd defenders. IS fighters entered eastern…

The Caliphate Next Door: Turkey Faces Up to its Islamic State Problem

By Katrin Elger, Hasnain Kazim, Christoph Reuter and Holger Stark spiegel.de Islim Ali is dragging a torn trash bag behind her, clothes spilling out of the growing holes. Twenty-two years…

Biden apologizes to Turkish president for ISIS remarks

Russia Today: US Vice President Joe Biden has apologized to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after alleging that the leader allowed foreign fighters allied with the Islamic State to cross…

Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS

Gaziantep, Turkey (CNN) — Turkish lawmakers voted Thursday to authorize military force against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, joining a growing international coalition against the Islamist militants as they continued…

Turkish govt under fire by opposition for removing headscarf ban in high schools

ANKARA- The Turkish government announced it was lifting a ban on female students wearing the headscarf at high schools, in a move denounced by opponents as undermining the basis of…

200,000 flee in biggest displacement of Syrian conflict, monitor says

By Ben Brumfield, Josh Levs and Gul Tuysuz, CNN Istanbul (CNN) — The sudden, massive flood of refugees fleeing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is unlike any other…

Rise of Islamic schools causes alarm in secular Turkey

Dawn: ISTANBUL: When Turkish pupils received their school entry exam results after the end of last term, textile worker and father Halil Ibrahim Beyhan received an unpleasant surprise. His daughter…

ISIS Draws a Steady Stream of Recruits From Turkey

By CEYLAN YEGINSU SEPT. 15, 2014 THE NEW YORK TIMES ANKARA, Turkey — Having spent most of his youth as a drug addict in one of the poorest neighborhoods of…

Political bickering keeps U.S. ambassadors at home

Summary SUMMARY by David Ignatius, The Daily Star, Lebanon   Talk about America’s decline is usually wrong. But how else would you describe a country that, in a world of…

NEO-ORIENTALISM WITH A THOUSAND FACES

ibrahim Kalın 19 August 2014, Tuesday The coverage of Turkey by European and American media outlets is becoming increasingly hysterical, and is far from the established rules of critical and…

TURKEY MAY SWITCH TO A PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM IN 2015, ADOPT A NEW CONSTITUTION

ANKARA – Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç announced that Turkey may switch to a presidential system after the 2015 election, on Saturday. Speaking to Northern Iraq’s Rudaw TV, Arınç…

TURKEY AND INDONESIA AS MODELS OF DEMOCRATIC STATE FOR THE MUSLIM WORLD

by Hilmi Gashi Should the state remain neutral with regard to religious matters? Should Muslims have the right to religious freedom – including the right to disbelief? How significant are…

Turkey: Women Should Not Laugh in Public

Turkish Deputy PM: Women Shouldn’t Laugh in Public cause it’s immodest Hundreds of women posted photos of themselves laughing to protest remarks that women should refrain from laughing in public.…

Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan Returns Jewish American Award Over Gaza Comments

Source: AP and the Huffington Post ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004,…

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