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Turkey’s war on PKK and IS

The events started on 20 July, when an Islamic State suicide bomber blow himself up outside a cultural centre in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria, killing 32 and injuring 104 people. 792 more words


Day Thirty-Six and Thirty-Seven: Hippie in Olympos

My new tour, Cappadocia Adventure, has started and our main destination is Cappadocia and the famous Valley of the Fairy Ghimneys where we will hot air balloon. 822 more words

Europe 2015

Pentagon Launching Armed Drones From Turkey

For the first time, American forces are flying armed drones out of the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in support of the U.S.-backed rebels battling the Islamic State in Syria. 571 more words

The Cable

Beauty and the Beast: Cappadocia and a toddler

Z and I did a “Top 100 Places to See Before You Die” checklist (we’ve seen 24 on that specific list) the other day. We agreed there were some places missing, and after our time in Cappadocia, Turkey the past two days, it definitely deserves to be on the list. 1,394 more words


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

Turkey political influence felt as Washington turns its back on Kurds fighting ISIS

Some of the most successful fighters against the Islamic State are being isolated and attacked by America’s new favorite ally in the region.

Kurdish militias are achieving the stated goals of the Obama administration — to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS — as well or better than any other fighting force. 34 more words

Middle East