Esin Atalay

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Turkish soldier shoots two colleagues then self on Syria border -official | Reuters

DIYARBAKIR (Reuters) - A Turkish soldier on duty on the border with Syria shot dead two of his colleagues then killed himself late on Monday, the governor of the southern province of Sanliurfa said, dismissing suggestions they had been killed by cross-border fire.<p>The death of three soldiers close …

ISIS Is Trying To Sell The Body Of U.S. Hostage James Foley For $1 Million

Middlemen in touch with ISIS or its associates say the group has turned a grim new page in its deadly hostage trade — by trying to sell the remains of at least one of the U.S. citizens it has executed in Syria. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from the Turkey-Syria border.<p>ANTAKYA, Turkey — …

Middle East

Isis: the inside story

One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror group’s origins inside an Iraqi prison – right under the noses of their American jailers. Report by Martin Chulov<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked …

Bye-Bye 'ISIL'? John Kerry Calling ISIS By Arabic Term It Hates

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry is a distinguished diplomat with impeccable manners -- but that doesn't mean he's above lobbing a well-placed insult when it comes to enemies of the United States.<p>Kerry made clear earlier this week that he is committed to referring to the Islamic State as …

Meet The Girl Who Ran To Syria To Marry A Militant And The Mother Who Brought Her Back

She converted to Islam, changed her name, and ran away to Syria to marry a jihadi. When she changed her mind, her mother was there to bring her home.<p>Verbert told Dutch television that her daughter, whom she described as a "very sweet, sensitive girl," thought Yilmaz was "a nice man" who was …

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'I would kill you': ISIS captive held by Kurds admits taking 70 lives

Kurds in northern Iraq are holding hundreds of ISIS fighters prisoner, including one who told FoxNews.com in an exclusive interview that he killed as many as 70 people in the service of the radical jihadist army.<p>“Omar, “ a 25-year-old former Islamic State fighter from the Iraqi village of Dor …

Indonesia editor in trouble over ISIL cartoon

Indonesian police have accused the top editor of a leading English-language newspaper of blasphemy after the paper published a cartoon depicting the flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group that allegedly insulted Islam.<p>Meidyatama Suryodiningrat, editor-in-chief of the <i>Jakarta</i> …

Oil Prices Hurting Putin More Than Ukraine Crisis

Oil prices are hurting the Russian economy more than the Ukraine crisis. Despite sanctions and a lock-out of Russian banks from tapping credit from Western lenders, Vladimir Putin may still have the upper hand, at least strategically.<p>Washington’s man in Kiev, Prime Minister Arseniy “Yats” …