Monthly Archives: October 2014

Powerful photos of modern slavery — and human survival

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‘New Turkey’: Bill enforced before becoming law

“The arts should not speak with a sharp tongue.” This “advice” was heard loud and clear by the mayor of Antalya, the city which, among other attractions, has been known for its annual film festival. This is what it has … Continue reading

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Rift: Erdoğan calls anew PYD as terrorists, as USA intensifies dialogue, help

US officials have been directly meeting with representatives of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) to discuss arms transfers to the group in its battle to defend the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, according to a news report. Citing the Arabic … Continue reading

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Cracks show between Erdoğan and Davutoğlu on administration

The delay in the appointment of individuals to top posts in the bureaucracy, which has reportedly been caused by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s objection to certain individuals, has been seen as the initial sign of a conflict between Erdoğan and … Continue reading

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Does the PKK realise it has much less room for manoeuvre in the ‘peace process’?

Abdullah Öcalan delivered the following message on Oct. 6, via his brother, Mehmet Öcalan, who visited him in prison: “We will wait for the peace [process] until Oct. 15. I will tell the delegations visiting [me] my opinion [about the … Continue reading

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NYT: Turkish Airstrike Hits Kurds, Complicating Fight Against Islamic State

Tim Arango reports from Turkey. here are excerpts from NYT story: Turkish fighter jets struck Kurdish insurgent positions in southeastern Turkey on Monday, shaking the country’s fragile peace process with the Kurds and demonstrating the complexities surrounding the American-led coalition fighting the … Continue reading

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Officials say 348 people detained in Istanbul in Kobani protests

A total of 348 people have been detained in the past week during protests that erupted over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) attacks on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, security officials announced on Tuesday. İstanbul … Continue reading

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American indecision invites further instability in Iraq, Syria

Even if it falls into the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the story of Kobani is far from over. It symbolizes all the intricate parts that the Syrian crisis pushed to the surface and … Continue reading

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‘Religious vocational schools in Turkey rise by 73 % since 2010’

The term “New Turkey,” meticulously coined and methodically delivered by the government to penetrate the public psyche, and reiterated during the campaign for Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bid for the presidency, continues to reverberate long after he has won, writes Ayşegül Sert, with … Continue reading

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NATO chief rules out ‘no-fly’- or safe zone in Syria; hints at more missile support

NATO’s new Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said there has been no request made to NATO to send ground troops to Turkey, and also that a no-fly zone and safe zone in Syria are not part of present NATO discussions, but … Continue reading

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