As Obama and Erdoğan finalized a deal, the İncirlik military base in southern Turkey is expected to open to anti-ISIL aircraft in early August

Turkey is building a ‘modular wall’ along part of its 560-mile border with Syria, reinforcing wire fencing and digging extra ditches as clashes with Isis continue

Suruc bombing: The story behind the viral photograph of three young activists …
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Sosyal medyadaki bilgi kirliliğine emin olmadan dahil olan Atilla Taş’tan fotoğrafı silmesini istedim. — maderşahî barajyıkan … The attack killed 32 people – mostly university student activists – in the town of Suruc on Monday, and injured 104 .

A Turkish soldier has been killed by gunfire from across the Syrian border, triggering what was described as the first gunfight between Turkey’s army and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants. Here are the live updates
Confidentiality order was issued for investigation related to Suruç Explosion.

Country where 32 people died in bombing of cultural centre is building a wall, strengthening wire fences and digging a 225-mile ditch to boost security

Turkey is building a “modular wall” along part of its border with Syria, reinforcing wire fencing and digging extra ditches after a suspected Islamic State suicide bombing killed 32 people in a border town this week.

Republican People’s Party (CHP) called Turkey’s Parliament to hold an emergency meeting on July 29 at 3 p.m.
A friend of a killed man, who was suspected to have fought for ISIL, was detained on charges of setting him up
The Turkish president’s office has categorically denied news reports alleging involvement of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s children with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), citing foreign websites supporting Bashar al-Assad regime as sources of such claims
A Turkish police officer has been killed in a gun attack in southeastern Turkey, while a soldier has been killed by gunfire from across the Syrian border.
Funerals for the 32 victims of an ISIL bombing and two policemen killed by the PKK have produced scenes of mourning and anger in Turkey in the past few days. A masked protester is seen in Istanbul’s Gazi district on July 22 in this AFP photo from Yasin Akgül. Click through for more
Citing a coalition government as the healthiest option which would offer a way out of the grave problems Turkey is currently facing, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has nonetheless acknowledged an early election is more likely
Head of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO) and one of the founders of the AKP, İbrahim Çağlar, has said the best available option for Turkey is the establishment of a coalition government between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP)
The Kurdish reaction to this tragic attack: Turkey is culpable for the rise of IS, that the state has directly and indirectly supported the terrorist group, and that Ankara has used IS as a proxy in a war against Kurdish forces in Rojava.
Only a few days after Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers announced their historic deal on the former’s nuclear program, a top Hamas delegation went to Saudi Arabia to hold talks with new King Salman for the first meeting between the two sides in years.
Why the deal worked out for Iran’s nuclear program in May 2010 by Turkey and Brazil was rejected by the U.S., and why the current deal worked out between the P5+1 group of nations and Iran is being celebrated as a major breakthrough for the world will remain a matter of academic discussion.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit Turkish Cyprus on July 20 to attend the 41st anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Turkey plans to take yet another turn by flying surveillance balloons, build new fence and moat for border security and building a two-fenced border system with a new moat as part of its efforts to beef up its border security with Syria.
Bülent Arınç explained the security measures for Turkey-Syria border. Security Policies Expert, Mete Yarar, stated 4 billion Turkish liras were allocated from the budget for the project.

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