US VP Biden has denied having apologized to Turkish President Erdoğan over his alleged accusations that Ankara helped ISIL’s growth, explaining that his phone call amounted instead to a clarification

Turkey’s Obstruction of Kobani’s Battle Against ISIS

nytimes.com – Meysa Abdo – Oct 28 – Since Sept. 15, we, the people of the Syrian town of Kobani, have been fighting, outnumbered and outgunned, against an all-out assault by the army of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Yet despite a campaign that has intensified in the past

Ottawa Citizen (Canada)  Novembre 3, 2014, p. C6 Chris Kilford * The West needs to rethink Syria. In late October 2012, while working at the Canadian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, I had occasion to chat with a Pakistani diplomat about the situation unfolding in Syria. My Pakistani acquaintance, given his country’s long border with Afghanistan,
The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) November 3, 2014, p. 10 By Yaroslav Trofimov, Istanbul Not so long ago, a confident Turkey behaved as a natural leader of the Middle East, with friendly Islamist regimes mushrooming amid the rubble of the Arab Spring and its leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, mobbed by adulating crowds whenever he
Doğan Media Group’s Publishing Principles Committee has reaffirmed its commitment to Turkey’s Kurdish peace process by continuing its objective journalism while respecting public order
The coalition fighting ISIL must now save Syria’s second city Aleppo as moderate rebels face destruction by attacks from forces loyal to al-Assad and jihadi militants, France’s foreign minister said
nytimes.com – Tim Arango – Oct 31 – ANKARA, Turkey — Sprawling over nearly 50 acres of forest land that was once the private estate of Turkey ‘s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a new presidential compound has nearly 1,000 rooms, an underground tunnel system and the
washingtonpost.com – Adam Taylor – Oct 30 – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week unveiled his new palace in the outskirts of the country’s capital, Ankara. The gaudy residence boasts 1,000 rooms and apparently cost some $350 million to construct. Its total area, according to the…
AWDNews – Online-Redaction – Published on Saturday, 01 November 2014 11:29 | 9085 Speaking on the sidelines of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, the Russian president Vladimir Putin accused the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of supporting foreign Islamist…

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