Erdoğan slams credit agencies, Turkey’s Culture Minister slams Wikipedia, Euro court criticizes Turkey to amend religious courses.. Life goes on…

The Turkish education system is still inadequately equipped to ensure respect for parents’ religious convictions, Euro court says
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused rating agencies Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings of political motives in their assessments of the Turkish economy, and warned Ankara could cut its ties with them, local media reported on Tuesday. Both Moody’s and Fitch have in recent weeks warned of the potential impact of continued political uncertainty following …
‘Mentioning Turkey alongside the [North] Korean regime and the [Abdel Fattah] el-Sisi regime in Egypt is just a kind of operation, not an intellectual analysis,’ Çelik tweeted
Kurdish fighters advance against jihadis in Syria
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Turkey is also wary of the group, which it believes is affiliated to the Kurdish PKK movement, which waged a long and bloody insurgency in Turkey’s southeast. View gallery. Islamic State extremists. This undated file image posted on a militant website .
John Bass, who was nominated in June but had his nomination held up by the Senate until after the August recess, is finally approved
A Times correspondent goes into the heart of ISIS’s recruitment center in Turkey.
The possible independence of Scotland may ‘create opportunities’

ISIL and Turkey’s PKK quandary

The emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has left Turkey facing a series of quandaries. One of these is related to the fact that when faced with ugly choices, the usual thing to do is to opt for the lesser evil.
The map titled “ISIL Ambition, projected 2016” was exposed during a testimony by U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Sept. 16, 2014.
Deputy PM Yalçın Akdoğan reiterates that Turkey is pursuing a cautious policy over ISIL because of the 49 Turkish hostages that the jihadists are still holding
Exactly last year, at around this time, just as the European Commission was about to release its progress report on Turkey, we found out that the Commission’s envoy in Ankara, Jean Maurice Ripert, had been appointed as France’s new ambassador to Moscow.
The 2014 International Hrant Dink Award has been presented to Fincancı in Istanbul
The Ankara Public Prosecutors’ Office has demanded the arrest of a Kuwaiti diplomat’s driver, appealing a court decision that released him following an assault of a Turkish pilot in Ankara
Turkey and US are close allies and the media is not an actor that makes Washington’s policies, Ambassador Wilson has said
A recent survey reveals that being a citizen of the Turkish Republic is the most important identity factor for Kurds in Turkey
Could Kurdish voices become part of the political mainstream in Turkey; and could the PKK have its status as “terrorist” removed?
The resolution process maintains its utmost importance; however, the KCK does not stop its actions of protest.

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