Category: MURAT YETKİN
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) estimated the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) combatant manpower to be between 20,000 to 31,500 in Iraq and Syria combined, and that was back in September, before the organization had attracted new recruits from all over the world.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood’ by Ian Johnson (Mariner Books, 336 pages, $16)
Lisa Monaco, a top U.S. national security aide to President Barack Obama, meets with Turkish intelligence chief Hakan Fidan
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
“We do not have a problem with jihadists in Greece, but there is a problem in our wider area,” stated Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia must increase its cybersecurity but pledged not to impose total control over the Internet
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Sept. 23 to life in prison for acting as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced Turkey's 49 hostages held by ISIL militants for 101 days have been freed through an operation conducted by the country’s spy agency. Here are the live updates
Sources have started providing answers regarding the hostage release situation
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
When the Syrian Civil War began in March 2011, Turkey was still in its blissful mood of having “zero problems with neighbors.”
US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Baghdad
French President François Hollande called for united international action to tackle the threat from ISIL militants as he opened a conference on Iraq bringing together members of a US-led coalition
ISIL claimed the beheading of a British aid worker, an act slammed as "pure evil" by Prime Minister David Cameron who vowed Britain would do all it could to catch the killers.
Ankara has been holding security meetings one after the other for the last few days in order to fine tune its stance regarding the U.S.-led efforts to organize coordinated action against ISIL
ISIL now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground in Iraq and Syria, the Central Intelligence Agency, much higher than a previous estimate of 10,000
President Francois Hollande said during a visit to Baghdad Friday that France is ready to step up military assistance for Iraq, as global efforts to defeat jihadist fighters intensified.
The CIA tortured al-Qaeda suspects 'until the point of death,' Britain's Daily Telegraph reported, ahead of the publication of a U.S. Senate report on interrogation techniques
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Although it is often treated like a sport among gentlemen, portrayed as romantic and chivalrous, the reality of espionage is much more ruthless, less moral and certainly not chivalrous
A Turkish intelligence source speaking on the condition of anonymity said the vulnerability of companies’ servers that are out of Turkey are being investigated
Thirty years ago, on Aug. 15, 1984, at around 21:30 p.m., militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) infiltrated from Iraq and raided the Turkish border towns of Eruh and Şemdinli.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
It was June when Kurds came closest to gaining their dream of independence. Northern Iraqi Kurds captured the oil-rich Kirkuk following the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) assault on Mosul on June 10.
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