Being in NY makes a difference, it seems, Erdoğan says there might be military support to U.S.-led coalition; “Turkey-Egypt Relations: Incentives to Normalize…

Erdoğan: Askeri siyasi her türlü destek
By ece toksabay ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey could give military or logistical support to U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Tuesday. “We will give the necessary support to the operation. The support could be military or logistics,” Erdogan was quoted by Turkish broadcaster NTV as telling reporters in New York.
EgyptSep 23 – Egypt accepts Turkey request to convene in NY: Spokesperson Egypt and Turkey will meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Meeting amid strained relations Ahram Online, Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 Egypt has accepted Turkey’s request to convene a – English PEN, ARTICLE 19 and Reporters Without Borders have called on President Erdoğan to promote a culture that is favourable to freedom of expression. The letter follows the intimidation of New York Times reporter Ceylan Yeğinsu, who – Sep 27, 2007, 8:12 AM – ZAKARIA: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this very special meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations. We are very lucky to have with us a very special and distinguished guest. I met our current speaker before he was president, before he was
haaretz.comSep 23 – Sep 22 – ‘A militant in the guise of a journalist — a shameless woman. Know your place!’ This is how three-term Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan chose to describe Amberin Zaman, the Economist’s longtime Turkey correspondent, during a campaign
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says he is considering expanding support of NATO operations against the ISIL to include military involvement. Meanwhile, air strikes hit ISIL-held territory in Syria with ‘warplanes coming from the direction of Turkey’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says he is considering expanding support of NATO operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to include military involvement
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The US military has released new video footage of Isis targets being destroyed in the first wave air strikes against the group in Syria. The targets included:

Turkey’s top thug: president v. press freedoms
New York Post
He’s used it frequently in the Ergenekon and Sledgehammer cases, both of which involved largely fabricated evidence of supposed military plots to overthrow the government. Both sets of prosecutions were broadly condemned outside Turkey, but the

GPoT Policy Brief (GPoT Center) No. 40, September 2014, 14 p. By Omar Sheira * The 2011 Arab uprisings marked a turning point for Turkey’s foreign policy toward the Middle East. When the protests erupted in Egypt, former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became the first leader to voice support for former President Hosni Mubarak’s
Crisis Briefings (Global Humanitarian Assistance) 23 September 2014 Development Initiatives, Start Network On 23rd September 2014 we responded to a funding alert for the Kurdish refugees from Syria into Turkey. Key messages: Donors have committed/contributed US$268 million of humanitarian funding to Turkey so far in 2014, both within and outside the UN-coordinated Syria Regional Response
ACAPS Briefing Note (The Assessment Capacities Project ) 23 September 2014 Start Network On 16 September, Islamic State (IS) launched another offensive on the Kobane area in northeastern Syria, controlled by Kurdish forces. Kobane city, with a population of 400,000, is under siege. The city had been relatively stable during the conflict and was host
Le Monde (France) mardi 23 septembre 2014, p. 5 Marie Jégo, Istanbul Correspondante Les djihadistes ont lancé une offensive sur la ville syrienne de Kobané, à la frontière, et tirent sur les cohortes de réfugiés. Poussés à l’exode par les récentes conquêtes territoriales de l’Etat islamique (EI) au nord de la Syrie, plus de 130
BBC Monitoring European (UK)  September 23, 2012                          Türkçe by Rusen Cakir We know that some of the foreigners who fight in (IS)ID [Islamic State (of Syria and the Levant), ISIL] in Syria and Iraq have joined the organization from Turkey. In addition, there
Will Turkey Fight ISIS?

It’s easy for Americans to bomb militants and still feel safe 6,000 miles away. For Turks, the threat is closer to home.
The United Nations’ refugee agency says it is making contingency plans for all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane to flee into Turkey

Protesters clash with police in Suruç as Turkey opens its borders to tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing Islamic State militants – Sep 21 – In Thursday’s vote, the people of Scotland did not opt for independence. But they may well have lowered the bar for separatists all around the world — not least among the countless ethnic groups of Asia. The Caledonian contest came down to the…
Aysel Tuğluk was photographed while throwing a stone at Turkish soldiers on the Syrian border
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Syrian Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State group near the border with Turkey on Tuesday welcomed airstrikes carried out by the United States and five Arab countries against the militants, while more refugees poured into Turkey from Syria to escape the fierce fighting in the region.

Turkey hints at Iraq hostage swap

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Turkey’s President Erdogan does not deny reports that 49 hostages, mostly Turks, were freed by Islamic State (IS) as part of a prisoner swap.

PM Davutoğlu has replied to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s call to Turkey to join a coalition against the ISIL, saying no one had the right to ‘test’ Turkey

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