Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurds cross into Syria to fight Islamic State.
Washington does not think the US airdrop of weapons to the Syrian border town of Kobane was wrong, Marie Harf has said
‘We made it clear to Turkey that we believe it’s incredibly important to support groups like the PYD,’ US Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said
Iranian broadcaster raises suspicions about death of reporter on Syrian border

A journalist working for Press TV on the Turkish-Syrian border was killed on Sunday in what are claimed to be suspicious circumstances.

Press TV has described the accident in which its Lebanese-American reporter Shim died near Turkey’s border with Syria as ‘suspicious’
Hakan Çelik (25), a former intern of bianet in 2013, has been killed in action by ISIS in Kobane. As bianet, we will always remember him with his hard work, smile and warm character.
New military posts built in Turkey’s eastern and southeastern provinces are key measures against terrorism, the only female contractor in the region has said,
Kobane: long live Obama

It now appears that Kobane will not fall. But Turkey’s apathy towards the plight of the city, coupled with their stealthy support for ISIS, is something the Kurds will never forget.

Kurdish people enjoy the victory over ISIS in Kobane this Sunday in a small village near Suruç (Turkish-Syrian border). Fermín Grodira/Demotix. All rights reserved.

Kobane: the struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State

The international community should support a secular, multi-religious and multi-ethnic Rojava with democratic ambitions, that is a threat for IS and equally for the conservative Islamic government in Turkey. This is democracy in action in the Middle East.

Thousands march in Berlin for the safety of Kobane, defended by the Kurdish YPG/YPJ, October 12,2014. Thorsten Strasas/Demotix. All rights reserved.

While the Turkish government is preparing a bill that may introduce draconian measures on social media, Mehmet Şimşek is taking advantage of Twitter
Abdullah Öcalan reportedly said that the peace talks with the Turkish government had entered a new phase since Oct. 15 and he was upbeat over the chances of success
Ankara has vowed to continue gas exploration activities off Cyprus
Doğan Holding announced that a website report claiming the potential sale of Hürriyet Gazetecilik ve Matbaacılık A.Ş. is untrue
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu outlined 11 pillars of a domestic security package that the government will submit to Parliament in the coming days.
Democratic representation of pro-Kurdish political parties in Turkey

In Turkey, political parties are evaluated by the Constitution Court according to their commitment to the 1982 Constitution. But you have to look to Europe for neutral universal principles, or something close.

 

I had an opportunity to have a long conversation with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Oct. 18 on his return from Amasya.
Turkey’s world renowned pianist and composer Fazıl Say has claimed that his pieces have been removed from the program of the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra

Press TV reporter in Turkey killedPress TV – Oct 19, 7:09 PM – Press TV reporter in Turkey killed in suspicious car accident Press TV’s correspondent in Turkey, Serena Shim, has been killed in a suspected car accident near the Turkey-Syria border. Shim was killed onSunday as she was on a

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