Arrest makes global news, but he is again released. not the first arrest not the first release… “Turkey Announces Arrest of a Major Islamic State Militant

Supposedly, the Turkish police do not have enough evidence. Ask that to jailed journalists or to Mr.Kavala… Turkey Announces Arrest of a Major Islamic State Militant NYT > Turkeyby By Megan Specia / The country’s interior minister said Mahmut Ozden, described as a top Islamic State figure in Turkey, had been planning attacks and kidnappings.

Turkey explicitly declares: No cooperation if Kurds in Syria involved…

Turkey will not cooperate in US support for Kurds in Syria, says Erdogan  World news: Turkey | President calls Syrian Kurdish group a terrorist organisation US launches further air strikes against Isis at Kobani US-led air strikes kill 10 civilians, say monitors Turkey would not agree to any US arms transfers to Kurdish fighters who … Read more

Turkish inaction ends but not for ISIS, fighter jets bomb PKK positions… Nejat Ağırnaslı, Sociologist, Dies in Kobane…

Nejat Ağırnaslı, Sociologist, Dies in Kobane bianet – Suphi Nejat Ağırnaslı, a sociology graduate from Turkey’s prestigious Bosporus University, has lost life in Kobane while fighting against ISIS. He was 30 years old. According to his friends, Ağırnaslı left for Turkish fighter jets bomb PKK positions for first time since start of peace bid Turkish fighter … Read more

Some ups and downs, some caprices… Turkey Says No Deal Yet on U.S. Use of Bases in ISIS Fight

U.S. Troops to Use Bases in Turkey  NYT > Turkey by By ERIC SCHMITT and KIRK SEMPLE The agreement to allow American and coalition troops to use bases in Turkey in order to fight Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq came after two days of talks in the Turkish capital Turkey Says No Deal Yet on … Read more

Turkish Parliament accepts all-purpose Military Motion..

Turkish government gets OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq  Hurriyet Daily News Turkey’s Parliament passes a controversial motion to grant the army to enter Syria and Iraq, ostensibly to take part in the coalition against ISIL Turkey’s mandate includes ‘military action abroad, opening bases to foreign troops’ Hurriyet Daily News 2d  //  keep unread  //  hide … Read more

US-led strikes hit jihadists attacking Kobane on Turkish border as Kurdish peace process at breaking point due to Turkey’s possible aid to Jihadists…

US-led strikes hit jihadists attacking Syria Kurd town on Turkish border The US-led coalition hit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets around a Syrian town on the Turkish border where tens of thousands have fled a jihadist assault Turkey ‘to do whatever needed’ in anti-ISIL coalition, Erdoğan says President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has given … Read more

Mass exodus of Syrian Kurds into Turkey…

MAIN FOCUS: IS causes mass exodus into Turkey | 22/09/2014 euro|topics Around 100,000 Syrian Kurds fled over the border into Turkey on the weekend to escape fighting between IS terrorist militias and Kurdish troops, according to UN sources. At the same time 49 Turkish hostages who had been held by the IS in Iraq were set … Read more

Kobane burning. 70,000 Syrian Kurds flee into Turkey in 24 hours…

70,000 Syrian Kurds flee into Turkey in 24 hours: UN As many as 70,000 Syrian Kurds have poured into Turkey since Friday fleeing an offensive by ISIL Kurds volunteering to fight Isis turned away at Turkish border – video  World news: Turkey | by Guardian Staff Turkish security forces disperse Kurds who had gathered at the … Read more

Looks like President wants to bankrupt a bank, Bank Asya…

Trading of Bank Asya shares suspended again after sharp fluctuations Turkish stock exchange Borsa Istanbul briefly suspended the trading of Islamic lender Bank Asya shares Sept. 18, citing extraordinary movements in the exchange of the lender’s shares. President Erdoğan again slams Gezi protesters, declares pro-Gülen bank ‘already bankrupt’ Erdoğan has signaled no change to his tone as … Read more

After messing up more and more in MidEast, “President Erdoğan to ‘prioritize EU bid’ after October

President Erdoğan to ‘prioritize EU bid’ after October Hurriyet Daily News President Erdoğan says he is planning to carry out frequent visits to European capitals after Parliament reopens on Oct. 1 in a bid to accelerate Turkey’s European Union accession process EU Minister criticizes ‘concerns’ of foreign diplomat over Internet law Turkey’s EU Minister Volkan Bozkır criticizes … Read more

Turkish Ministry of Family attacks Singles. In a way both plagiaristic and pro-ISIS

The Ministry might have some innocent intentions (!) by urging single living people to form families because there will be less consumption by being a member of a family. However the image below used for the latest campaign was an immediate reminder of ISIS and its beheadings in our current historical context. Thinking of relative sympathy for ISIS … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Careless Pirates… “FinFisher Surveillance Tools in Pakistan… “Islamic State Flocks to Diaspora…

No VPN on Earth Can Protect Careless Pirates  TorrentFreak Last year, Philip Danks, a man from the West Midlands, UK, went into a local cinema and managed to record the movie Fast and Furious 6. He later uploaded that content to the Internet. After pleading guilty, this week Wolverhampton Crown Court sentenced him to an unprecedented33 … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Saving Syria’s Antiquities

Saving Syria’s Antiquities The turmoil and ruthless slaughter that is destroying both lives and heritage in Syria has multiple consequences. Beyond the humanitarian crisis, which is huge, there is widespread looting of antiquities in a country where there is a valuable heritage. Dr. Amr Al-Azm has started a campaign to save these antiquities. Details below. Click … Read more

Pro-ISIS Turks meet in Istanbul.

This is a place a little bit out of Istanbul. Meeting for Ramadhan Bayram was announced in a pro-ISIS site and meeting happened yesterday. News in Turkish here. Other news from Turkey Turkish PM says he won’t be a traditional president Confident that he will win presidential elections in the first round, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip … Read more

Syria updates. “the Jihadi Group That’s Declared War on Syria’s Moderate Rebels….

Meet the Jihadi Group That’s Declared War on Syria’s Moderate Rebels BEIRUT, Lebanon — Just a few months ago, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) didn’t officially exist. Now, the al Qaeda affiliate known colloquially as al-Dawla — simply “the state” — has emerged as a clear and present danger to Syria’s mainstream … Read more