Minister Bağış heads to EU for Progress Report

Turkey?s EU Minister Egemen Bağış heads out to EU capital Brussels to try and convince the bloc to release a more favorable progress report on the country

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Turkish aid in Somalia: the irresistible appeal of boots on the ground

Donors prepared to risk working side by side with the Somali government in Mogadishu will win favour ? and contracts

There is an old Somali proverb “I tus oo i taabsii”, which is loosely translated as “show me, let me feel it”. This is the metric by which Somalis will judge commitments made at a recent conference in Brussels, where international donors pledged ?1.8bn for Somalia. Indeed, before the ink was dry on the compact, many Somali observers took to social media to question the significance of the agreement.

Syria at UN compares militant onslaught to 9/11 attacks

Syria’s foreign minister has compared what he described as an invasion of foreign terrorists across his country to the Sept 11 attacks

Syria’s Kurds, hopes and fears

The civil war in Syria has put great strains on the country’s Kurdish population. The Syrian Kurds’ most powerful politician, Saleh Muslim Mohammad, talks to Vicken Cheterian about their position and future.

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