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Violence in Turkey Is Increasingly Resembling Violence in Syria – Here’s Data to Show Why

Guest post by Güneş Murat Tezcür & Clayton Besaw.

While the world has been focused on the violence and humanitarian tragedy in Syria, violence and civilian killing in Turkey has soared as well. 927 more words

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Turkey says Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb that wounded 48 people Monday in the eastern city of Van

By CINAR KIPER

The Associated Press
September 12, 2016,

Turkish authorities have accused Kurdish militants of detonating a car bomb that wounded 48 people Monday in the eastern city of Van. 282 more words

28 elected officials replaced in Turkey with appointees

ISTANBUL – Turkish police used water cannons and teargas to disperse protesters Sunday after Ankara announced it had replaced 28 elected municipal and district mayors in several predominantly Kurdish towns in Turkey’s east and southeast. 598 more words

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Turkey ousts 28 mayors over PKK or Gulen links

AFP

© AFP/File | Turkey launched a military offensive against the PKK after the Kurdish rebel group ended a unilateral two-year ceasefire in 2015

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkey on Sunday ousted 28 mayors accused of links to Kurdish militants or US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, replacing them with state-appointed trustees in a major shake-up under emergency powers after a failed coup. 320 more words

Is This the Beginning of the End for the Islamic State?

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on September 8, 2016

City AM asked for contributions on the above question, and I took the “no” side. As can be seen from the below, however, this was very much a matter of interpretation since both sides gave roughly the same answer: the Islamic State’s statelet is coming to an end, but the group will survive, morphing back into a prior stage.  392 more words

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Turkey suspends more than 10,000 teachers over suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)

AFP

© AFP | Demonstrators wave Turkish national flags on August 7, 2016 during a rally in Istanbul against the recent failed military coup

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkey has suspended more than 10,000 teachers over suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a Turkish official said on Thursday, following a purge of education staff in the wake of the failed coup bid.”The individuals in question are temporarily suspended — placed on paid leave — pending formal investigation,” the official said on condition of anonymity. 252 more words

Clashes Kill Eight In Turkey

At least eight security forces members, and 11 militants, have been killed, following clashes in Turkey’s restive southeastern region. 111 more words

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