Monthly Archives: October 2014

For Turkey and US, at odds over Syria, a 60-year alliance shows signs of … – Washington Post

October 31, 2014
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New York Times For Turkey and US, at odds over Syria, a 60-year alliance shows signs of …Washington PostANKARA, Turkey — The increasingly hostile divergence of views between Turkey and the United States over Syria is testing the durability of their 60-year alliance, to the point where some are starting to question whether the two…

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Turkish president Erdogan unveils his new palace of a thousand rooms – euronews

October 31, 2014
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euronews Turkish president Erdogan unveils his new palace of a thousand roomseuronewsOpposition politicians have mocked the extravagance of the palace – which has 1,000 rooms and is understood to have cost more than 270 million euros – and say it is evidence of the president’s autocratic tendencies. Environmentalists are angry that the …Not Everyone’s In Awe…

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Reinforcements Enter Besieged Syrian Town via Turkey, Raising Hopes – New York Times

October 30, 2014
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New York Times Reinforcements Enter Besieged Syrian Town via Turkey, Raising HopesNew York TimesBut the reinforcements were the first Turkey had allowed to cross through into Syria after weeks of tense diplomacy. And Syrian Kurdish officials in Kobani expressed hope that it meant Turkey and the United States were beginning to resolve their …Iraqi Kurdish…

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Turkish Leader Rushes to Site of Mine Flood – New York Times

October 30, 2014
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New York Times Turkish Leader Rushes to Site of Mine FloodNew York TimesTurkish Leader Rushes to Site of Mine Flood. By SEBNEM ARSU OCT. 29, 2014. Inside. Photo. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey met on Wednesday with relatives of 18 people trapped in a coal mine in Anatolia. Credit Kayhan Ozer/Presidential …Hopes fading for trapped…

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Turkey still thinks this guy holding a baby bear is a terrorist. Is he? – Washington Post (blog)

October 29, 2014
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Reuters Turkey still thinks this guy holding a baby bear is a terrorist. Is he?Washington Post (blog)The fighters belonged to the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, a Kurdish separatist group that has waged a three-decades-long insurgency against Turkey. The PKK is considered a terrorist group by Ankara, as well as by Washington and many other…

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Islamic State crisis: Turkish PM rejects Kobane criticism – BBC News

October 29, 2014
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BBC News Islamic State crisis: Turkish PM rejects Kobane criticismBBC NewsTurkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has rejected claims that it is not doing enough to help Syrian fighters defeat Islamic State (IS) in Kobane. He told the BBC it would only take part in operations if the US-led coalition’s strategy included …Only Syrian opposition and…

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