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U.S. Consulate Warns of Terror Threats Against American Hotels in Turkey

The U.S. consulate in Adana, a major city in southeastern Turkey, warned Monday that it had received “specific and credible threats” that U.S.-branded hotels could be targets of… 168 more words

"America Is On Our Side": Al-Nusra Commander Tells German Press US Is Arming Jihadists

US weapons are being delivered to Jabhat Al-Nusra by governments that Washington supports, a militant commander told the German media, adding that American instructors were in Syria to teach how to use the new equipment. 1,126 more words

World At War

Twitter Refuses to Block Account of Turkish Journalist

Twitter has refused to block the account of a Turkish journalist. “A Turkish court ordered Twitter to block the account of a noted journalist last week, accusing him of “instigating terrorism.” But despite receiving the court order, Twitter has decided not to comply, Motherboard has learned. 47 more words

Security & Legal Issues

US-Turkey Lurch to World War in Syria, by Finian Cunningham

SLL said in “The Quagmire to End All Quagmires” that World War III would begin in Syria. Now, it may have officially begun. From Finian Cunningham at strategic-culture.org: 558 more words

Foreign Policy

Why Do I Travel?

Having just returned from a two-week trip around several European countries, I’m just now beginning to really collect my thoughts and reflections as I pour over my photos. 394 more words

Journal

Breakfast on Breakfast Street

There’s a whole street in the neighbourhood of Beşiktaş dedicated to the beautiful art that is the Turkish breakfast.

This lucky traveller took a bus on Sunday morning and met up with an Oxford course-mate and her Turkish partner, specifically to eat on this fantastic street. 163 more words

Life