As Biden comes to Turkey, Turkish military strikes YPG and ISIL targets in Syria, recalls ambassador to Austria after rows…

Turkish army shells ISIL targets in Syria’s Jarablus and Kurdish YPG fighters north of Manbij.
Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Austria to review relations after a series of disputes with the European Union member state, the Turkish foreign minister said Aug. 22

An authoritarian president and his indifference to jihadi groups has created the conditions for the terrorism that killed dozens more over the weekendSaturday’s terrorist attack on a wedding in Gaziantep in south-east Turkey killed at least 54 people and many more were injured, but as macabre as it sounds, the attack surprised few. Turkey has suffered multiple terrorist attacks in less than a year amid growing political instability (the country is still yet to recover from last month’s coup), ethnic and sectarian polarisation, and the government’s disastrous policy toward the conflict in Syria.

The threats to democracy following July’s coup attempt have to be a priority when the leaders meet this week.

Turkey has ‘no clue’ on Gaziantep wedding attack perpetrator: PM

Turkey has “no clue” about who was behind the attack on a wedding in a town close to the Syrian border that left 54 people dead, the prime minister said on Aug. 22

Why? Agony over Turkey’s wedding bomb

Turkey is reeling from a suicide bombing which targeted a wedding party close to the border with Syria on Saturday killing 54 people, 22 of whom were children.
Turkey backtracks on an earlier statement which identified a suicide bomber who attacked a Kurdish wedding killing 54 people as a child.
Turks have expressed solidarity in supporting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although some may be motivated by fear after his purge of suspected political enemies.
The leaders of Turkey’s ruling party and two oppositional parties have agreed to discuss expanding the scope of upcoming constitutional amendments by including 60 articles which had previously been agreed to
Legal experts and diplomats from Turkey and the United States have initiated work on the former’s demand for the immediate extradition of Fethullah Gülen from the U.S., a day before U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is set to pay a one-day visit to Turkey
Turkey consumer confidence rose by 11.1 percent in August from the previous month, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) showed on Aug. 23

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