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Obama here talks to PM Erdoğan about the crisis in Syria. Turks try to understand what this pose means.

 

White House releases statement on ‘baseball bat’ photo

from Hurriyet Daily News
The White House released a statement today to end the debate on U.S. President Barack Obama’s pose holding a baseball bat while speaking on the phone with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

A roundup:

IHT Rendezvous: Inside Turkey, Concern Over ‘Kurdish Phobia’ Around Syria

from Yahoo news
Fears of a takeover of Syrian Kurdistan by allies of Turkey’s separatist Kurdish movement have prompted alarm in Ankara and the dispatch of troops to the Syrian border.

New mediator hoping to fix Turkey-Israel relations

from Hurriyet Daily News

The United Kingdom is stepping forward as a mediating force between Israel and Turkey.

Turkey must work with Syria’s Kurds | Ranj Alaaldin

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Ranj Alaaldin

While Turkey may be threatened by Kurdish gains in Syria, there’s little it can do to prevent an autonomous Syrian Kurdistan

Turkey’s support for the uprising against Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has been challenged during the last week or so as Kurds in the north-east of Syria have taken control of several towns and cities.

Turkey: For Ankara, Fears of a Kurdistan Rising | EurasiaNet.org

Obama, Erdoğan mull post-Assad action plan

from Hurriyet Daily News

US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a lengthy telephone conversation

Kurds in Syria ?want to become semi-autonomous?

from Hurriyet Daily News

A prominent Mideast expert at the University of Michigan, Professor Juan Cole, has said the Syrian Kurds

Syrian Kurdistan and Turkish Kurdophobia

from Hurriyet Daily News

In the last decade, there was a popular joke among the Iraqi Kurds: A young girl, who was named ?Kurdistan?

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