Proposed Legislation Stokes New Crackdown as Emergency Rule Ending in Turkey

Source:Voice of America Date:18Jul2018

Despite the proposed new powers, analyst Atilla Yesilada of Global Source Partners suggests there remains a way for Erdogan to make a conciliatory gesture. “One way to keep the binding provisions

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What is the aim of Turkey’s anti-PKK campaign in Iraq?

Source:Hurriyet Daily News Date:10Jun2018

Turkish  forces are 30 km inside Iraq, battling PKK, reports al Jazeera. Presdient Erdogan called a raid on PKK HQ in Qandil Mountains “imminent”.  Murat Yetkin of Hurriyet Daily News

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Daesh exodus threatens Turkey and the region

Source:Arab News Date:16Sep2017

As Daesh loses territory in Syria and Iraq, the exodus of its militants and their families is expected to continue, posing serious challenges to Turkey and other countries in the region.

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Turkey’s PKK Conflict Kills almost 3,000 in Two Years

Source:International Crisis Group Date:21Jul2017

International Crisis Group  just published an update on PKK terror in Turkey.  Its grim conclusions must be read carefully. The “Kurdish problem”, now encompassing Syria will not go

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Turkey police hold rights activists including Amnesty chief

Source:BBC news Date:06Jul2017

Turkey’s battle against “terror” reaches the level of paranoia as 12 human rights activists are arrested and  reportedly accused of spying. It is sad to report that Turkey now

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Turkey Escalates Crackdown on Islamic State

Source:Voice of America Date:30May2017

That’s  welcome news, but  sleeper cells and jihadi actives go untouched.

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