Assault by Islamic State militants reportedly began with suicide attack on border between Turkey and strategic Syrian town

Islamic State (Isis) has launched an attack on the Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey for the first time, a Kurdish official and activists said.

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group launched an attack Saturday on the Syrian border town ofKobani from Turkey, a Kurdish official and activists said, although Turkey denied that the fighters had used its territory for the raid.
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Turkish authorities will no longer be allowed to let citizens kiss their hands, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has ordered. He also challenged the leader of Turkey’s nationalist opposition again about visiting eastern provinces

David Klein from Drexel University interviewed Dr C. Akca Atac for ‘Changing Turkey in a Changing World’ followers.

Dr. C. Akca Atac is an Associate Professor of Political History at Çankaya University in Ankara. She di376530_10151224946016586_1280253743_n (1)d her PhD in History at Bilkent and pursued postdoctoral studies at the UCLA. She has publications in journals such as History of Political Thought, Turkish Studies andPerceptions, and she has contributed chapters to books published by Brill, I.B. Tauris and Honore Champion/Paris. She won second place in the 5th International Sakıp Sabancı research Awards in 2010. Her latest article which is a comparative reading of Niall Ferguson, Amin Maalouf and Ahmet Davutoğlu with respect to their takes on civilization is currently under review for publication.

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