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BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld  IS fighters control a third of #Kobane after pushing back Kurdish forces, monitors say

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  Doğu Eroğlu ‏@DoguEroglu  In Ankara, police attack crowds protesting #ISIS policies, index fingers raised — means “tawhid” in Islamic context.

Demirtaş blames the ‘inaction’ of the Turkish state over developments in Kobane for the violent protests
As Islamic State Nears Conquest of Syrian Town, U.S. Presses Turks

Officials warned that airstrikes alone would not be sufficient to protect the Syrian town of Kobani from the Islamic State fighters.
theguardian.com – David Graeber – Oct 8, 1:04 AM – In 1937, my father volunteered to fight in the International Brigades in defence of the Spanish Republic. A would-be fascist coup had been temporarily halted by a worker’s uprising, spearheaded by anarchists and socialists, and in much of Spain a
Many have only recently traded their lives in Amsterdam, Berlin or Rome for the frontlines of northern Iraq
nytimes.com – The Editorial Board – Oct 8 – Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, once aspired to lead the Muslim world. At this time of regional crisis, he has been anything but a leader. Turkish troops and tanks have been standing passively behind a chicken-wire border fence while a…
The governor’s office of Mardin issued a curfew in the districts of Dargeçit, Derik, Kızıltepe, Nusaybin, Mazıdağı and Savur as of 17:00 local time due to clashes between police and demonstrators over the Kobane protests.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as it prods Turkey to step up in the global fight against Islamic State militants, the United States is worried that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense against extremists trying to take over the Syrian border town of Kobani.

This is the first time in my whole life that I saw the people of Turkey getting armed against each other.

U.S. Focus on ISIS Frees Syria to Battle Rebels

Opponents of the Syrian government say the United States’ focus on the Islamic State has allowed government forces to renew its attacks on rebellious towns and neighborhoods.

 

Turkey has not only been dragged into the Middle East quagmire, but has also dragged the quagmire onto its own soil, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Turkey has slashed its growth estimates and raised its inflation forecast for 2014 and 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said

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