Category: GWYNNE DYER
“If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons,” said Winston Churchill in 1941, defending his decision to regard Stalin as an ally after Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The U.S. Senate on Sept. 18 approved a bill to authorize President Barack Obama to provide equipment and training for Syrian rebel forces in order for them to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), both in Syria and in Iraq.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The entire Middle East is passing through dire straits as the world’s most brutal terror organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), consolidates its power in Iraq and Syria, storming both countries and turning the lives of non-Sunni communities into a nightmare.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Turkey’s 'democracy and culture,' including its religious education in schools, prevent it from becoming a breeding ground for radicals such as ISIL
Yemeni Shiite rebels agreed Friday to stop fighting Islamists and troops north of Sanaa which has killed dozens this week, in their campaign for a new government and greater political clout.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The Middle East is yet again on the top of the world’s agenda with its endless troubles. The most recent trouble comes from the rising threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
A recent European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling has highlighted once again the issue of compulsory religious classes in the Turkish education system.
The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Sept. 16 that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against the ISIL militants
President Erdoğan has slammed the New York Times for a recent story claiming that Turkey is one of the biggest sources of recruits for ISIL militants. The Times later offered a correction related to the photo Erdoğan criticized
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
DEFENSE UPDATE - Ankara has moved to ramp up security at its ‘sensitive sites’ against potential precision strikes from ‘hostile states’ amid soaring violence in the region
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
I first understood that 62 percent of Turks did not consider ISIL a terrorist organization. Apparently it was the other way around
US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Baghdad
The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."
The Turkish education system is still inadequately equipped to ensure respect for parents’ religious convictions, Euro court says
Category: NURAY MERT
It feels like if we condemn ISIL without finding excuses we will betray our religious identity, legitimize Western interventionism, or even whitewash Western imperialism
Category: TOLGA TANIŞ
The short term reason behind Turkey’s unwillingness to support the fight against ISIL might be hostages. But there is a deeper problem
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Believe it or not Turkey and the US have agreed during Secretary of State John Kerry’s one-day trip to Ankara that they will cooperate in the fight against terrorism. What will the two countries do?
Iran rejected a US request for cooperation against the jihadist ISIL group early in its advance in Iraq and Syria, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said
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.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
Since the foundation of a “core coalition” including Turkey was announced at the NATO Summit last week, we are all wondering what this “coalition” means, what its mission will be and what is expected from Turkey.
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