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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pro-Kurdish HDP leader kicked out of Turkish parliament

Pro-Kurdish HDP leader kicked out of Turkish parliament

Turkey’s beleaguered pro-Kurdish bloc was dealt a further blow Feb. 21 when the parliament stripped its imprisoned co-leader of her seat. An appeals court upheld Figen Yuksedag's conviction of spreading terrorist propaganda.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

In Syria, Turkey Finds Itself Boxed In: What's Next?

In Syria, Turkey Finds Itself Boxed In: What’s Next?
Aaron Stein and Rao Komar
February 20, 2017

After months of halting and costly progress, the Turkish military and allied Syrian rebels are in a good position to take the Syrian city of al-Bab from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). With the capture of al-Bab, Turkey will have accomplished the clearly defined goals of its “Operation Euphrates Shield” intervention in northern Aleppo governorate: driving ISIL from the Turkish border and blocking hostile Kurdish forces from linking their territory to Turkey’s south.

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Turkish soldiers accused of Erdogan assassination attempt go on trial | Reuters

Turkish soldiers accused of Erdogan assassination attempt go on trial

By Humeyra Pamuk | MUGLA, Turkey

Prosecutors called for life sentences for more than 40 Turkish soldiers on Monday at the start of their trial for attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, according to the indictment obtained by Reuters.

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Syrian children need a common curriculum: Experts

Syrian children need a common curriculum: Experts

Academics, experts at Istanbul conference warn about large numbers of unschooled Syrian children overseas

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