- Headscarf-wearing police on duty for first time
Female police officers wearing headscarves were on duty in Turkey for the first time during the Aug. 30 Victory Day celebrations, included one policewoman photographed in Istanbul’s Taksim
Hurriyet. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:43:00 +0200.
- Turkey Detains Editor, Others in Post-coup Crackdown
Turkish authorities have arrested the editor of a leading newspaper as part of an investigation into last month's failed coup. Turkish media said Hurriyet daily editor Dincer Gokce was detained Tuesday in Istanbul. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:49:51 -0400.
- Rights Group Calls for More Refugees in Europe on Anniversary of Toddler’s Death
This week marks the one year anniversary of the death of Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a beach in Turkey, and whose photograph sparked an outpouring of support around the world. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:52:56 -0400.
- U.S. Defense Chief Calls On Turkey To Stay Focused On Fighting IS
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Turkey to "stay focused" on the fight against the Islamic State and not to fight Syrian Kurdish forces backed by the United States.
Radio Liberty. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:36:08 +0000.
- Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence
The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.
BBC News. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:35:29 GMT.
- Syria war: Rival claims as Turkish strikes kill at least 25
Air strikes by Turkey kill at least 25 people in Syria, with Ankara saying they were Kurdish militants and activists reporting mostly civilian deaths.
BBC News. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:10:53 GMT.
- Kurdish Militants Claim Deadly Car Bomb Attack in Turkey
A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the prime minister said.
The Associated Press. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:09:32 GMT.
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- Op-Ed Contributor: Is Turkey a U.S. Ally Against ISIS?
If Turkey doesn’t address its Kurdish problem it will continue to undermine the United States’ war on the Islamic State.
Gonul Tol. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:47:44 GMT.
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- Biden given frosty reception in Turkey after Erdogan demands extradition of Gülen
After July’s botched coup attempt, Turkey rounded on the US vice-president to demand an exiled cleric’s extradition.
Mail & Guardian. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200.
- Biden assurance may ease tensions with Turkey — to a point
U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden visited the Turkish capital Wednesday to "stand shoulder to shoulder" with Turkey. It was the highest-level visit of a Western official since the failed attempt to overthrow the government on July 15.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:39:46 EDT.
Facts About Turkey
The Republic of Turkey lies partly in Europe and partly in Asia.
Its capital city is Ankara, and its largest city is Istanbul.
Turkey's currency is the Turkish Lira.
In 2007, Turkey's estimated population was 71,159,000, and Turkish is
the primary language used in Turkey.
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