theguardian.com – David Graeber – Oct 8, 1:04 AM – In 1937, my father volunteered to fight in the International Brigades in defence of the Spanish Republic. A would-be fascist coup had been temporarily halted by a worker’s uprising, spearheaded by anarchists and socialists, and in much of Spain a
nytimes.com – The Editorial Board – Oct 8 – Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, once aspired to lead the Muslim world. At this time of regional crisis, he has been anything but a leader. Turkish troops and tanks have been standing passively behind a chicken-wire border fence while a…
The governor’s office of Mardin issued a curfew in the districts of Dargeçit, Derik, Kızıltepe, Nusaybin, Mazıdağı and Savur as of 17:00 local time due to clashes between police and demonstrators over the Kobane protests.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as it prods Turkey to step up in the global fight against Islamic State militants, the United States is worried that Ankara might use military action to target Kurdish fighters who are the last line of defense against extremists trying to take over the Syrian border town of Kobani.