Turkish military official in Syria… #EuphratesShield #Cerablus

Turkish Special Forces: From stopping a coup to the frontline of the ISIL fight The Turkish Special Forces are playing a key role in the operation launched at 04.00 a.m. on Aug. 24 to back the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to free the Syrian town of Jarablus from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant … Read more

Facetime, Whatsapp… Not much encryption in Turkey’s coup games

Erdoğan initially used Facetime in last night coup attempt to talk to media. Erdogan resorts to iPhone’s FaceTime after coup attempt Aljazeera.com–10 hours ago Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s first appearance after an attempted coup came through a FaceTime app on an Apple iPhone, held . In the mean time, State news agency Anadolu Ajansı claimed that … Read more

Turkey’s way: “ISIL militant’s jail sentence reduced due to ‘good conduct’ in Turkey [and the militant fled to Syria…

ISIL militant’s jail sentence reduced due to ‘good conduct’ in Turkey The jail sentence of a militant from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Ahmet Güneş, has been reduced due to “good conduct” in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, despite the fact his trial was conducted in absentia, Doğan News Agency reported on … Read more

Death toll rises to 43… #IstanbulAirportAttack

Death toll rises to 43 in Istanbul airport attack The death toll in a suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport has risen to 43, Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala announced on June 30 The Guardian view on the Istanbul bombings: Turkey’s security challenge | Editorial World news: Turkey | … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “The Rise Of Terrorism Inspired By Religion In France…

The Rise Of Terrorism Inspired By Religion In France  FiveThirtyEight » Features by Carl Bialik The terrorist attacks at six sites in and around Paris on Friday, which French authorities said killed 129 people and injured more than 350, claimed more lives than all other acts of terror combined in the previous quarter century in France, … Read more

Turkey’s first Kurdish-language search engine (http://www.serketin.com/) – “Needs Map’ charts schoolchildren’s needs across Turkey…

Turkey’s first Kurdish-language search engine goes online Turkey’s first search engine in the Kurdish language has gone online after five years of technical work, research and development Needs Map’ charts schoolchildren’s needs across Turkey A map charting the needs of school-aged children across Turkey has been created to bring together those in need and those who wish … Read more

PKK ends unilateral ceasefire while US seems to be ending possible support for YPG as Turkey desires…

PKK militants end unilateral ceasefire in Turkey: Agency Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have ended a unilateral cease-fire in Turkey that they declared last month, a news agency close to the group cited a Kurdish umbrella group as saying Nov. 5 US senior commander says US will not provide arms ‘as of now’ to YPG units … Read more

For the record, ISIS claims to Have Killed 2 Syrian Activists in Turkey….

ISIL claims killing of two journalists in Turkey The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has claimed responsibility for last week’s slaying of two Syrian journalists in Turkey’s southeastern province of Şanlıurfa ISIS Is Said to Have Killed 2 Activists in Turkey NYT > Turkey by By LIAM STACK The double killing across the … Read more

Let there be no doubt despite Erdoğan’s distractions before the #TurkeyElections: “ISIL behind Oct 10 Ankara Massacre, says prosecutor’s office

Chief Prosecution says ISIS Responsible for Ankara Massacre  Bianet :: English Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has declared Ankara bombing was executed by Antep-based cell that received order from ISIS in Syria, and plans other acts. ISIL behind Oct 10 Ankara Massacre, says prosecutor’s office An Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) sleeper cell based … Read more

Towards a mafia state: “Referees taken to hostage by football club, released after Erdoğan’s call

Referees taken to hostage by football club, released after Erdoğan’s call Trabzonspor’s officials took four referees hostage for four hours over what they considered an “erroneous decision” during a football match against Gaziantepspor, only to release them after a call from Turkish President Erdoğan Silenced by riot police: Inside a Turkish TV network during the government crackdown … Read more

As Davutoğlu implies extrajudicial killings for Kurds, VICE reporter (#FreeRasool) and 19 Kurdish Co-Mayors still captive in Turkish prisons…

Int’l press freedom coalition says pressure on media ‘severely escalated’ after June 7 polls A coalition of international free expression groups has said that pressure on journalists operating in Turkey has “severely escalated” since the parliamentary elections on June 7 White Toros* Polemics  Bianet :: English Prime Minister Davutoğlu upon the reactions against his words in Van … Read more

Turkey’s top religious body names ISIS as a terrorist organization.. NOT SURPRISINGLY Assassination plot against Erdoğan’s daughter declared fake

Turkey’s top religious body releases report on ISIL, names it ‘terrorist organization’ Turkey’s top religious affairs body has released a report on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), where it defined the group as a terror organization for the first time. Assassination plot against Erdoğan’s daughter declared fake The story of an alleged assassination … Read more

Turkish state finally allows Funerals of 13 YPG/YPJ waiting in the border for more than 10 days… “7.5-year prison sentence sought for 18 Turkish journalists…

Funerals of 13 YPG/YPJ Members Delivered to Families  Bianet :: English Funerals of 13 YPG/YPJ members were delivered to their families while 11 funerals are still being kept in Mürşitpınar border gate, near Syria. 7.5-year prison sentence sought for 18 Turkish journalists Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office has prepared an indictment against 18 journalists who are accused of … Read more

In sum: Killing the leftist militant; Gentle with the ISIS suspect…

Senior ISIL leader detained in Istanbul operations A senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leader based in Istanbul was among those detained in a series of sweeping police operations, according to Anadolu Agency One killed, over 290 detained as Turkish police raid suspected ISIL, PKK militants Backed up by helicopters, thousands of police officers … Read more

ISIS kills a Turkish soldier; For some Turkish leaders, A pretext to go to war in Syria…

Turkey’s key air base poised to host anti-ISIL coalition aircraft As Obama and Erdoğan finalized a deal, the İncirlik military base in southern Turkey is expected to open to anti-ISIL aircraft in early August Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Isis across Syrian border World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk Turkey is building a ‘modular wall’ along part … Read more