Monthly Archives: December 2016

Russia And Turkey Have Agreed On Cease-Fire For Syria, What’s Next? – NPR

December 31, 2016
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Russia And Turkey Have Agreed On Cease-Fire For Syria, What’s Next?NPRRussia and Turkey have announced a new cease-fire for Syria. But like others that have come and gone, this probably represents little more than a pause. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Russia and Turkey say they have brokered a ceasefire in Syria. The Syrian … Source: turkey –…

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Turkish journalist Ahmet Sik charged with spreading terror propaganda – Deutsche Welle

December 31, 2016
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Deutsche Welle Turkish journalist Ahmet Sik charged with spreading terror propagandaDeutsche WelleAhmet Sik, journalist for Turkish opposition newspaper “Cumhuriyet,” was charged in court with spreading “terror propaganda” after posting tweets and articles about the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the European Union and the United States.Turkish journalist held, accused of spreading propaganda: lawyerReutersTurkish journalist remanded…

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New Cease-Fire Begins in Syria, but Violations Are Reported Within Hours – New York Times

December 30, 2016
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Aljazeera.com New Cease-Fire Begins in Syria, but Violations Are Reported Within HoursNew York TimesThe Syrian government, backed by Russia, announced on Thursday that a cease-fire agreement with Syrian rebels and Turkey would begin Friday. Syrians have mixed feelings about the truce. By MEGAN SPECIA on Publish Date December 29, 2016.Ceasefire backed by Russia, Turkey takes…

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‘They throw you into a hole’: celebrated Turkish novelist reveals detention ordeal – The Guardian

December 30, 2016
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Washington Post ‘They throw you into a hole’: celebrated Turkish novelist reveals detention ordealThe GuardianThe pair were taken into custody in August as part of a probe into the now shut-down newspaper Ozgur Gundem, which Turkish authorities say is a mouthpiece for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). But the fate of Erdoğan and Alpay,…

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Turkey aims to establish Syria ceasefire before new year, foreign minister… – Reuters

December 29, 2016
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Reuters Turkey aims to establish Syria ceasefire before new year, foreign minister…ReutersTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference after the talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow, Russia, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov.Turkey and Russia ‘agree’ on nationwide Syria ceasefireAljazeera.comTurkey and Russia agree…

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US Slams Claims of Turkish ‘Evidence’ Backing Islamic State – Voice of America

December 29, 2016
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Voice of America US Slams Claims of Turkish ‘Evidence’ Backing Islamic StateVoice of AmericaTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives an interview in Istanbul, Dec. 19, 2016. Claims by Erdogan that there is “confirmed evidence” showing U.S.-led coalition forces have given support to Islamic State were denied by the United States, Dec. 28, 2016.Russo-Turkish ceasefire in Syria…

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