The gov’t’s refusal to provide legal guarantees for the PKK’s withdrawal, coupled with the construction of military fortresses, effectively ended the cease-fire, HDP co-chair says

At the request of Ankara Nato members will meet today, Tuesday, to discuss Turkey’s conflicts with the IS and the PKK. The main question will be whether and how the alliance partners can provide support. Commentators warn that Ankara must not be allowed to treat the Kurds and the IS equally as enemies but doubt that the Nato partners will give this much consideration.

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) submitted a parliamentary motion on July 30 for an inquiry into the discretionary fund provided to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
A total of 190 militants have been killed in two major airstrikes by the Turkish military targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party’s (PKK) bases both inside Turkey and northern Iraq, intelligence sources told daily Hürriyet. 30 F-16s reportedly bombed PKK camps again on July 30.
An ‘Isis-free zone’ is nothing but a road to US mission creep | Emma Ashford

The US’ involvement in Syria displays no strategy, no boundaries and no clear goals. The only viable long-term solution to Syria’s problems is diplomacy

The US war against Isis is being fought on autopilot, with little thought given to whether our actions will hurt or help American interests in the long-run. This weeks’ agreement between the United States and Turkey to create an ill-defined “Isis-free zone” in the north of Syria is just the latest example of this problem. Not only will it fail to reconcile the vastly different goals sought by America and its allies, it also risks mission creep, increasing US involvement in the Syrian conflict with little chance of success.

The deep roots of Turkey’s war on ISIL

The change in Turkey’s attitude in the war on ISIL is motivated by deeply complex international and domestic issues.
Kurdish peace ‘impossible’ – Turkey

Turkey’s president says his country cannot continue the peace process with the Kurds amid attacks by Kurdish militants on Turkish targets.
President Erdoğan vowed that Turkey would take no step back in its fight against terrorism, adding politicians with links to ‘terrorist groups’ should be stripped of their immunity
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said Ankara could not continue the Kurdish peace process amid continuing attacks against Turkish targets
Turkish army has started building a rocket-proof wall, 2.5 meters high and 1 meter wide, on the Syrian border in the southern province of Hatay, with ditches being dug along the borderline, amid spiraling tension near and on the border
Although the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is continuing talks with the social democrat Republican People’s Party (CHP) for a coalition government, AKP leader Ahmet Davutoğlu revealed that they were also in close contact with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)
According to Prime Ministry, 1050 people were detained in 34 cities during police operations against three illegal organizations. It was stated that operations would continue.
Turkey’s NATO partners has said they stand “in strong solidarity” with the nation, and that the security of the U.S.-led alliance is ‘indivisible’
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş over the latter’s claims that a deep state organization directly linked to Erdoğan conducted a suicide bombing attack that killed 32 people in the southeastern district of Suruç on July 20
Turkish fighter jets took off late July 28 to hit terrorist targets inside Turkey and across the border in northern Iraq as part of its week-long aerial campaign in the fight against terrorism

Turkey denies claim by YPG that tanks fired on border village of Zur Maghar overnight, reportedly wounding four fighters

Turkish newspaper columnist fired over tweet critical of Erdoğan

Press freedom groups register deep concern at firing of respected journalist

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