Bloomberg – Isobel Finkel – May 11, 6:36 AM – Porter Goss, a director of the CIA under the Bush administration, has been hired by Turkey’s government to lobby Congress on matters including counter-terrorism, energy-security, and stability in the the NATO-member’s region. Goss’s role involves…

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia have long been in cooperation on the issue of Syrian crisis, but there are no new elements regarding that effort, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Tanju Bilgiç said May 8, elaborating on recent media reports claiming a new deal between the two countries
Fertilizer, Also Suited for Bombs, Flows to ISIS Territory From Turkey

The fertilizer ammonium nitrate, which was used in explosives at the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, has been moving into an extremist-controlled Syrian town in what appear to be large quantities.
Turkey: Prime Minister Visits Ottoman Tomb in Syria

Ahmet Davutoglu slipped into Syria on Sunday to visit an ancient tomb that was relocated this year away from jihadist-controlled territory.
The son of a Turkish man who had been questioned over alleged links to a recent series of mafia shootings in downtown Istanbul was killed in the Netherlands on April 26, Dutch media has reported
Demotix image ID:7468686. Baltimore on edge as riots force state of emergency 28 April 2015. Photo by Aidan Walsh.

Demotix image ID:7468686. Baltimore on edge as riots force state of emergency
28 April 2015. Photo by Aidan Walsh.

‘American diplomats: we are all blondes’

The American ambassador to Turkey shares a picture of himself with a new hairdo, in response to an attack by the Mayor of Ankara.
As Armenians in Istanbul sought an apology for the killing of 1.5 million people, the government commemorated the victory at the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I.

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