Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Kurds’ own affairs do not concern Erdoğan, says PYD

Intra-Kurdish matters don’t concern Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Democratic Union Party (PYD) co-leader Salih Muslim has said, also again accusing Ankara of aiding Islamist militants by allowing jihadists to flow across the border It is incomprehensible why Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continues to meddle in the details of a security arrangement between Syrian and Iraq

Why worry about headscarf issue in Turkey?

Does anyone recall the news last month of the government decree changing the regulation on the dress code in public schools, allowing girls as young as 10 years old to attend classes wearing headscarves?

It is already history. In a country like ours with such a huge agenda, where even as journalists we have trouble keeping pace with developments, this should not be so surprising.

Turkish fighter jets in military exercise to protect historic site in Syria from ISIL

The commander of the Turkish Air Force, Gen. Akın Öztürk, inspected a military exercise on Oct. 21 aimed at protecting frontier military posts, including the Tomb of Süleyman Şah in Syria.

The tomb has recently come into focus as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) made incursions into the region, according to both Turkish and U.S. officials.

Syria says it is supplying military aid to Kurds to fight ISIL

Damascus has provided military support to Kurdish forces to help them battle Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Syrian media has reported, in a move that would mean President Bashar al-Assad and his Western enemies could be backing the same forces against Islamist militants.