Dec 26, 2016

Turkey beefs up forces on border with Syria

Turkey on Sunday deployed more tanks and artillery to the border with war-torn Syria, where Ankara is pressing a campaign to capture an Islamic State group bastion, reports said. Several tanks, military transport vehicles and at least 10 artillery units including cannons were sent ...

Bloody end feared as Aleppo evacuation collapses amid bombardments

Dec 15, 2016

Bloody end feared as Aleppo evacuation collapses amid bombardments

A cease-fire to evacuate rebel fighters and civilians from the remaining opposition-held neighborhoods of Aleppo unraveled on Wednesday, once again raising the specter of a bloody end to the battle for Syria’s largest city as residents reported the resumption of shelling and brutal bombing ...

European Parliament backs freeze of Turkish membership talks

/ Nov 24, 2016

European Parliament backs freeze of Turkish membership talks

The European Parliament on Thursday voted in favor of halting membership talks with Turkey over its post-coup crackdown, in a vote that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had already branded worthless. The nonbinding motion approved by MEPs said parliament “calls . . . on the ...

Nov 14, 2016

Turkey expels French reporter

A French reporter was expelled from Turkey on Sunday after being detained near the Syrian border in the country’s southeast, his employers said. “Our journalist, Olivier Bertrand, is free, he is on the plane for Paris,” the online news media Les Jours announced on ...

Erdogan derailing Turkey's promising future

/ Nov 8, 2016

Erdogan derailing Turkey's promising future

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“In Turkey, we are progressively putting behind bars all people who take the liberty of voicing even the slightest criticism of the government,” wrote author Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s first Nobel Prize winner. “Freedom of thought no longer exists. We are distancing ourselves at high ...