Syria’s al-Nusra Front ? ruthless, organised and taking control

The Guardian-Jul 31, 2013Share
The al-Nusra Front, the principle jihadi rebel group in Syria, defies the cliche of Islamist fighters around the Middle East plotting to establish

Syrian Kurds take fragile steps towards autonomy

By Jonathon Burch CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) – Looking back over the border at the Syrian hometown he fled, Adil is circumspect when he sees a Kurdish flag hoisted over its low-rise, breeze block buildings. The 33-year-old Kurd has seen victors come and go and it is far too soon to celebrate. “First there was Bashar al-Assad and there was oppression, then came the rebel Free Syrian Army and .

?Some are trying to make an Egypt out of Turkey,? says PM Erdoğan

Erdoğan has hit out at what he described as ‘attempts to make an Egypt out of Turkey’

Turkish FM and his Bosnian counterpart criticize international community inaction on Syria

Turkish FM and his Bosnian counterpart have criticized the inaction of international community on the Syrian crisis

Turkish Deputy PM Bozdağ rebukes Kerry for Egypt remarks

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ has rebuffed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry?s remarks on Egypt

Where is Turkey Headed? Gezi Park, Taksim Square, and the Future of the Turkish Model

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, July 31, 2013 Subcommittee on European Affairs James F. Jeffrey * When Barack Obama made his 2009 trip to Turkey, his first bilateral visit as president, he did not single out Turkey as a model per se. Rather, he made the point that Turkey ?is not where East and

 

Stray bullet from Syria kills one in Turkish border town, bringing total death toll to four

Ramazan Zeybel, a 43-year-old man and father of 10, was shot in the chest while out shopping ahead of the Ramadan Bayram holiday

Assad?s Instagram Tells Us Attention Works

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is finally back in the news this week, this time because his Instagram feed ignores his ongoing war.  The regime’s response has received less attention, but it tells us a lot about how autocrats see their place in the world.

 

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