Turkish Leader Erdogan’s Misstep in NYC

huffingtonpost.com – Stephen Schlesinger – Sep 17, 5:56 PM – The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has a problem. Through his battles at home in recent years to ward off criminal investigations of his administration, his insistence on dismissing wiretaps that show he and his aides involved in

A group of pedestrians from Turkey protested President Erdoğan in the streets of New York City during his last day of trip for 69th Session of UN General Assembly. A quarrel took place as Erdoğan’s guards pushed away protestors and NYC police attempted to detain the guards.
The masked attackers were allegedly affiliated to the Muslim Youth organization

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, US President Barack Obama called on the international community to join the alliance against the Islamic State. Humanity’s future depends on the world uniting against Islamist terror, he stated. Some commentators praise Obama’s courage at taking up the fight. Others say he is being led by emotions into an unmanageable war.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — France’s interior minister is holding talks with his Turkish counterpart to “improve communications” after a mix-up in which three suspected French jihadis who had traveled to Syria were sent home by police in Turkey without French police knowing about it.
Their fight is our fight: Kurds rush from across Turkey to defend Kobani

People gather to defend the border the Syrian Kurdish province of Kobani shares with Turkey as Islamic State advancesIn the village of Yumurtalik, just over two miles west of the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish side of the border, picnic blankets dot a pistachio orchard; groups of men and women sit around eating and chatting. Some distribute flatbreads, olives and cheese, while others stand at the edge of a field, pointing at the barbed wire that separates the two countries.
Turkey says it is prepared to take ‘any measures to ensure its own security’ in the fight against ISIL, keeping Ankara’s options open amid growing pressure from its Western allies for concrete action
By Daren Butler and Humeyra Pamuk MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – The siege by Islamic State militants of a largely Kurdish Syrian border town has become a rallying point for Turkey’s Kurds, not just against the Sunni insurgents but against the Turkish state, endangering a fragile peace process with Ankara. Fueled by suspicions that Turkey is supporting the Sunni Muslim militants, the Kurds have

Turkish border guards sweep up fuel smugglers and Isis fighters alike

Things are much stricter now for smugglers, civilians and fighters who used to move relatively freely across Turkeys Syrian borderAt the army checkpoint on the notoriously porous border that is the gateway to Syria and the expanding fiefdom of Islamic State, two conscripts stop every vehicle. There is constant traffic across the fields on the Turkish bank of the River Orontes, which is the frontier with Syria. The suspicion is that ordinary farm vehicles have swapped agriculture for a more lucrative trade.

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