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Turkey has its own good reasons for not intervening in Kobane

As the Kurdish town of Kobane continues to defy Islamic State (IS) forces, many pundits have condemned Turkey’s unwillingness to help the People’s …

Turkey

Turkey seeks to bolster global influence with G20 role

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey aims to use its approaching presidency of the G20 to promote its image as a global economic power and alleviate a sense of a country increasingly isolated on the world stage and buffeted by conflict on its southern frontiers.<p>Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan …

MEPs slam Turkey for entering Cypriot waters

Turkey’s decision to send a research vessel into waters believed to be rich in oil and gas has led to heightened tensions with Cyprus.<p>Turkish forces invaded the north of the island in 1974 in response to a military coup; it has remained divided ever since.<p>The self-declared Turkish Republic of …

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Asharq AL-awsat | International and Arab News

على وقع المثل الشعبي (حاميها حراميها)، أقدم ثلاثة من أفراد أمن معينين لتأمين سفير إحدى الدول الأجنبية بالعاصمة المصرية القاهرة، على سرقة مشغولات ذهبية<p>…

Syrian Kurds give women equal rights, snubbing jihadists

Beirut (AFP) - The local government in a majority Kurdish area of Syria has passed a decree granting women equal rights in what a monitoring group …

Civil Rights

In good health: Turkey builds hospital mega-complex

On a wet day in Turkey's bustling capital, Ankara, healthcare workers busily go about their daily tasks.<p>A temperature is taken here, a patient is wheeled into an operation room there while hospital doctors shuffle along their rounds.<p>Turkey's population is over 74 million and growing. Every citizen, …

Syrian Kurds call for help to avoid 'another Kobani'

ANKARA (Reuters) - Western and Arab powers that are have deployed air strikes to prevent the Syrian town of Kobani falling to Islamic State must be ready to help another Kurdish enclave that is also surrounded by Islamist fighters, the local leader said on Friday.<p>Kobani has been besieged by Islamic …

Trouble in Club Med

The increasingly shrill dispute between Turkey and Cyprus over access to offshore gas fields tidily illustrates that the global scramble for energy …

On Syria and the Kurds, we ought to listen to Turkey

In the drama that has been unfolding in Kobani, Syria between the terrorist army Islamic State and the Kurds, reality has looked different from the Turkish side of the border than it has from Washington, Ottawa and elsewhere.<p>Turkey has been resisting sending ground forces into Syria. The West would …

Middle East

Has British teenager run off to Syria to become a jihadi bride? Fears for 15-year-old from Bristol as terror expert claims she will marry to play her part in Islamic State

A 15-year-old girl who has fled Britain and flown out to join jihadis in Syria after being 'brainwashed' online may end up marrying an Islamic …

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Inside US longest war as it rages on in the Afghan mountains<p>Europe battles wildfires amid massive heat wave<p>Heat wave, wildfires and a tunnel of love: …

Chicago accelerator bets on startups from Turkey

India and China may get a lot of attention for their potential to produce startups, but a group led by a Chicago transplant is betting on Turkey.<p>Chicago-based accelerator Sente Advisory Services works with Turkish “technoparks,” university-run hubs for startup development, to refine promising new …

The Battle of Kobane

It was another surreal day on the hills overlooking the Syrian border, watching the battle for the city of Kobane, located inside Syria.<p>ISIS is …

Turkey deploys tanks to border as lawmakers to consider anti-IS action

Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Turkey on Monday deployed tanks and armoured vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria amid escalating violence by the …

Middle East

Thousands more refugees flee Syria for the safety of Turkey… and gather to watch as Kurdish fighters defend their former homes from ISIS less than a mile away

They may have fled to safety, but these Syrian Kurds can't help but look back over the border they just crossed to watch their brothers-in-arms fight …

NGO slams Turkey for ‘rollback of human rights’

ISTANBUL — Turkey is undergoing a “worrying rollback” on human rights under the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with curbs on judicial …

Turkey prepares for bigger role in fight against Islamic State

After months of hanging back amid angry accusations of collusion, Turkey is gearing up for a bigger role in the fight against Islamic State (Isis) that could include sending Turkish ground troops across the border into Syria and Iraq.<p>But counter-terrorism aside, Turkey’s leaders have another, less …

Turkey ready for anti-ISIL role, hints at ground forces

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country needs to take a frontline role in the fightback against ISIL militants in Syria.<p>Until now Ankara has declined a role in the international coalition, which has frustrated the West.<p>But admitting that Turkey “can’t stay out” of the …

'Dracula's Dungeon' Discovered by Archaeologists at Tokat Castle in Turkey

Archaeologists believe they have discovered dungeons, tunnels and a military shelter at Tokat Castle in northern Turkey where Vlad the Impaler – who …