Erdoğan has once again blamed ‘dark circles’ aiming to disrupt the peace process after mass protests
Two weeks ago, members of the same group attacked Istanbul University students who had erected a stand to denounce ISIL
Various journalists spoke up on their experience regarding yesterday’s curfew in Diyarbakır province as well as other districts in Turkey’s Kurdish-populated cities.

ISIS in Washington: America’s soundtrack of hysteria

Inside America’s system of terror-mongering: how it works, why it works, who benefits from it, and how it completes the demobilization of the American people.

It happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in.

Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist art when we ran into someone he knew, heading out. I was introduced and the usual chitchat ensued. At some point, she asked me, “Do you live here?”

Turkey’s foreign minister insisted Thursday that it is not “realistic” for the world to expect it alone to launch a ground operation against ISIS, even as a monitoring group said the extremists had seized a chunk of a key battleground town near its border.
i100.independent.co.uk – Isis, which calls itself Islamic State, has occupied the world’s attention since it took over large swathes or Syrian and Iraqi territory this year, eventually declaring a new caliphate. But precious little is known about the group, which has its
foreignpolicy.comOct 7 – Every day, the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) advance closer to Kobani, a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria, close to the Turkish border. As the Islamic State rains down mortars on the town, the vastly outgunned People’s Protection
foreignpolicy.com – Oct 6 – Vice President Joe Biden has had to apologize, twice, to two key U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State. It wasn’t because he lobbed false accusations at them. It was because he accidentally told some inconvenient truths. Speaking at…
washingtoninstitute.org – Coordinated Israeli, Jordanian, and allied assistance in the south could boost the moderate Syrian rebels there, stave off an extremist takeover, and facilitate the ongoing international campaign against ISIS. In recent weeks, a new situation has
TheAtlantic.com – Jeffrey Goldberg – Oct 6, 8:15 AM – The theme of the week in the Syria conflict—that airstrikes are of only limited use in the struggle to degrade and destroy the Islamic State terror group—is about to be underscored in terrible fashion in the besieged border town of
marieclaire.com – Elizabeth Griffin – Oct 2 – There’s a group of 7,500 soldiers who have been fighting an incalculably dangerous war for two years. They fight despite daily threats of injury and death. They fight with weapons that are bigger and heavier than they are against a relentless…

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