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The Dissonance Of Things #2: What the Hell is Going On in Turkey?

In this month’s podcast, I’m joined by Kamran Matin and Fred Weber to discuss recent events in Turkey. We cover the apparent sea change in the AKP’s foreign and domestic policy in the aftermath of the… 189 more words

International Relations

Three Soldiers Killed In Southeast Turkey

At least three soldiers have been killed, following an attack by suspected Kurdish PKK militants, in southeastern Turkey. 52 more words


Turkey's Erdogan Says Syria Safe Zone Will Help 1.7 mn Refugees Return -- Ends Peace Talks With Kurds


A Syrian woman cries after crossing into Turkey at the Akcakale border crossing on June 14, 2015

ANKARA (AFP) – Turkish PresidentRecepTayyipErdogan on Tuesday said the formation of a safe zone inside war-torn Syria, free from the Islamic State group, would help the return of 1.7 million refugees.”The clearance of those regions and the creation of a safe zone there will lay the ground for 1.7 citizens here to return home,” Erdogan told reporters at an airport in Ankara. 107 more words

Two Turkish Soldiers Killed In Blast

At least two Turkish soldiers have been killed, and a further four wounded, following a car bomb and the use of homemade explosives in the southern Turkish city of Diyarbakir. 216 more words


Car Bomb Kills 2 Turkish Soldiers in Mainly Kurdish Province After Turkey Starts Airstrikes Against Kurdish Forces

The Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey — A car bomb struck a military vehicle in southeast Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding four others in an attack blamed on Kurdish rebels, authorities said Sunday, a day after Turkey launched airstrikes against Kurdish insurgents in northern Iraq. 581 more words

Police Officer Killed In Turkey, Violence Escalates

A Turkish police officer has been shot and killed, while another is injured, in southeast Turkey, amid escalating violence, following an Islamic State bombing of a border town, which killed a number of Kurds. 116 more words


ISIS Militant Mursel Gul Assassinated in Istanbul; Kurdish YDG Youth Movement Claims Responsibility

THE AFP REPORTED that the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H), the youth faction of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PPK) claimed responsibility for the Assassination of ISIS Jihadist Mursel Gul. 66 more words