• President calls Syrian Kurdish group a terrorist organisation
  • US launches further air strikes against Isis at Kobani

Turkey would not agree to any US arms transfers to Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic State (Isis) militants in Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Sunday, as the extremist group fired more mortar rounds near the Syrian-Turkish border and fighting around the besieged town of Kobani intensified.

 

Amnesty International – Syrian refugees at risk of being returned Around 100 refugees from Syria are at risk of being returned to the war-torn city of Kobani/Ayn Al-Arab. They are part of a group of over 250 men, women and children from Kobani who have been unlawfully
SPIEGEL ONLINE – 2014 DigitalGlobe/ UNITAR/ UNOSAT Grenzübergang zwischen Syrien und der Türkei (15. Oktober): Flucht vor dem IS
ISIL was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Oct. 19 as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security appointments
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared that the PYD in Syria and the PKK are the same for Turkey.

Erdoğan furious with US, adds al-Assad condition

President Tayyip Erdoğan has added a fourth condition to Turkey’s full cooperation against ISIL as the “regime problem” in Syria.
The US and Turkey have engaged in an at-times.
There are two paths standing in front of Turkey’s region – the integration of people or painful clashes – Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says

Syrian Deputy FM: Turkey-ISIL Ties No Longer Hidden
Fars News Agency
Turkey’s failure to have support of UN states to gain a non-permanent seat on Security Council last Thursday is a clear expression of the world’s rejection of the Turkish policies against Syria and Iraq and its ally with the ISIS (ISIL) terrorist .

 

A new report unveiled by Turkey’s top tourism organization has revealed the Kurdish peace process has boosted the tourist flow to eastern and southeastern provinces

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