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.
This is the first time in my whole life that I saw the people of Turkey getting armed against each other.
Opponents of the Syrian government say the United States’ focus on the Islamic State has allowed government forces to renew its attacks on rebellious towns and neighborhoods.
Turkey has not only been dragged into the Middle East quagmire, but has also dragged the quagmire onto its own soil, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Turkey has slashed its growth estimates and raised its inflation forecast for 2014 and 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said