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MAIN FOCUS: IS causes mass exodus into Turkey | 22/09/2014

Around 100,000 Syrian Kurds fled over the border into Turkey on the weekend to escape fighting between IS terrorist militias and Kurdish troops, according to UN sources. At the same time 49 Turkish hostages who had been held by the IS in Iraq were set free. That should put an end to Ankara’s hesitancy in supporting the anti-IS coalition, commentators write, but warn of the risks of intervening in Turkey’s neighbouring countries.

 

Over 130,000 Flee Syria for Turkey in Wake of ISIS Raids

NYT > Turkey by By BEN HUBBARD

Turkey’s deputy prime minister said the Islamic State’s advance was causing a crisis “worse than a natural disaster” in his country.

 

Turkey accused of colluding with Isis to oppose Syrian Kurds and Assad following surprise release of 49 hostages

independent.co.uk – Sep 21 – Mystery surrounds the surprise release of 49 Turkish diplomats and their families held captive for three months by Isis. The Turkish government is denying any deal with the hostage-takers, making it unclear why Isis, notorious for its cruelty and

What Turkey needs from the Davutoglu Government

open Democracy News Analysis – by Ahmet Erdi Ozturk, Taptuk Emre Erkoc and Salih Dogan

It is a great opportunity for Turkey that former Minister of European Union Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu became Davutoglu government’s Foreign Minister in order to restore relations with the EU and continue the accession process.

Turkey warns ISIS causing “man-made disaster”

 

Deputy PM says militants’ advance in northern Syria has sparked a shocking new surge of refugees

 

Mediterranean Energy Perspectives – Turkey

 

Mediterranean Energy Perspectives (OME) 2014                                 Türkçe Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME) This in-depth study provides insight into Turkey’s energy profile from the early 1960s to the present and an outlook to 2030. MEP-Turkey presents detailed analysis and data on the supply and demand balance for the major components

 

Turkey Wealth Report 2014

 

DUBLIN, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Dublin – Research and Markets  ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qtj6ls/turkey_wealth ) has announced the addition of the  “Turkey Wealth Report .

 

 

Hot spot in war: Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane

 

ISIL has seized dozens of villages in a lightning offensive as it closed in on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, prompting a mass exodus of its residents

 

Secretary of State John Kerry says the US is expecting that Turkey will step up in the fight against the ISIL
Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State militants to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a spokesman said

Syrian Kurds: Turkey’s delicate balancing act

Will refugee influx affect Turkey’s peace process?

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