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Is Turkey behind the chemical attack in Syria?

VERDA ÖZER writes:

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh argued in his article published at the London Review of Books on April 17

Comment(s) 4/15/2014

Has Turkey attacked Armenians in Syria?

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Last week I was in Yayladağı, a district of Hatay in southern Turkey, right on the Turkey-Syria border.

Comment(s) 4/8/2014

Turkey-Syria border on fire

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The Turkey-Syria border is on fire. Last week, first a Syrian jet was shot down by Turkey after it crossed into Turkish air space.

Comment(s) 4/1/2014

A Historic Newroz

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The peace process vis-a-vis the Kurdish question has experienced five revolutionary moments so far.

Comment(s) 3/25/2014

A conversation with the deputy prime minister

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Last week in northern Iraq I had the chance to observe Kurdish politicians’ position vis-à-vis the peace process in Turkey.

Comment(s) 3/18/2014

Turkey in the Iraq quagmire

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KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani furiously said: “The man sitting in Baghdad is trying to put pressure on Kurdistan by cutting the salaries of Kurdish civil servants.

Comment(s) 3/11/2014

Ukraine versus Gezi protests

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It is quite popular these days to compare the Gezi protests with the uprisings in Ukraine.

Comment(s) 3/4/2014

Turkey’s imposition on Syrian opposition?

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Last Thursday, heavy clashes broke out between pro-Assad forces and al-Qaeda-linked groups on the Akçakale gate on the Turkish-Syrian border in southeastern Turkey.

Comment(s) 2/25/2014

Turkey’s Internet question

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Last week the Turkish Parliament passed legislation that grants a government agency, the Telecommunications Directorate (TİB), the monopoly on Internet regulation.

Comment(s) 2/18/2014

Turkey’s zero-point operation

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Turkey’s aid to Syria has been the hottest topic in Turkey since a Syria-bound truck was stopped in the border province of Hatay on Jan. 1 on charges that it was carrying weapons to Syrian rebels.

Comment(s) 2/11/2014

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