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Turkey News - Mar 12

 

Clashes erupt in Turkey after protest teen Berkin Elvan dies - AFP


VIDEO: Police fire tear gas in front of the Istanbul hospital where Berkin Elvan had been in a coma - Hürriyet Daily News


VIDEO: Turkish Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters in Ankara - Businessweek


VIDEO: Berkin Elvan’ funeral attended by a crowd - TIKLA İZLE

 

VIDEO: Berkin Elvan’ family together with protesters at the son’ funeral - YouTube

 

Islamic scholar Gülen offers condolences to Berkin's family - Today's Zaman

 

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Turkish police beat Gezi protesters who hid in a parking garage in the Summer 2013 - YouTube

 

POLL: Survey show pessimism regarding Turkey's future - Today's Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news

 

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Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen urges Turkey to write an entirely new constitution as a way to save its democracy - Today's Zaman


Fethullah Gülen op-ed: Turkey needs a new constitution to save its democracy - FT.com


White House denies remarks about Gülen attributed to Obama - Today's Zaman


US warns Ankara not to poison Turkish-American relations - Today's Zaman


US uneasy at being used as pawn in Turkey's internal politics, says CHP - Today's Zaman

 

ARCHIVE: Erdoğan implies US ambassador could be expelled - Today's Zaman

 

Senior US diplomat holds talks over counterterrorism in Turkey - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey distancing from missile deal with China - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Released ex-army chief Başbuğ attends demonstration, says other releases will follow - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Erdoğan gov’t rushed legislation, let murderers and plotters go free - Today's Zaman

 

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Leaked tape reveals pro gov't media's headline dictated by Erdoğans - Today's Zaman


New audio leaks further prove AK Party government's control of media - Today's Zaman


Former minister gives advice to mobilize media against CHP - Today's Zaman


RTÜK uses YSK to oppress anti-government media - Today's Zaman


Vimeo blocked in Turkey after amendment to Internet law - Today's Zaman


Energy tenders allegedly scrapped for Erdoğan's Bosphorus 360 - Today's Zaman

 

Recordings reveal negotiations over ship purchase for PM's son - Today's Zaman

 

Audio recordings reveal PM Erdoğan's desire to control everything - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish minister admits accepting bribes, according to leaked recordings - Today's Zaman

 

Mostly seen form of corruption is tender rigging, police report finds - Today's Zaman

 

CHP lawmakers bring allegations of gov't meddling in Court of Accounts - CİHAN

 

Who is Haramzadeler (which means Sons of Thieves in Turkish)? Its owner or owners have achieved notoriety by posting links on Twitter to a large cache of secret documents and hours of wiretaps - Businessweek

 

Half million wiretapped in Turkey in last two years: Communications body - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Minister: Turkish wiretappers needed external support, some certain centers of power with international connection are doing illegal listening to monitor Turkey by using subcontractors in the country -  Anadolu Agency

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 11

 

US will not recognise Crimea referendum, says ambassador - theguardian.com


VIDEO: US Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt Press Conference: Crimea is and should remain a part of Ukraine - YouTube


U.S. Wants Evidence Russia Ready To Ease Ukraine Crisis - rferl.org


Russia risks consequences over Crimea referendum, Cameron and Merkel say - theguardian.com


EU diplomats preparing next level of sanctions on Russia - Reuters


Lavrov: Russia will unveil new Ukraine settlement plan - The Voice of Russia


Hoping to isolate Russia, US woos China on Ukraine - Connecticut Post

 

Obama calls Spain, Kazakh leaders on Ukraine - Yahoo News

 

With eye on Crimea, U.S. starts military drills on Russia's doorstep - Yahoo News

 

NATO: AWACS aircraft to fly over Poland and Romania to “monitor the crisis in Ukraine”-  Air Force Times

 

Russia Reacts to US Warship's Arrival in Black Sea - Military.com

 

POLL: 59% approve of sanctions against Russia, "And there's a big 'no' to the U.S. launching either air strikes against Russian troops in the Ukraine or to sending U.S. ground troops" - CNN.com Blogs

 

VIDEO: How New U.S. Sanctions Will Hit Putin for Crimea - Bloomberg

 

Business Titans in Russia Fear New Front in Ukraine Crisis - NYTimes.com

 

Ukraine Sees Gazprom Charging 37% More for Gas in Q2 - Bloomberg

 

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VIDEO: Crimea crisis: Ukrainian PM pledges not to let go of a ‘single centimetre’ of land - euronews


Ukraine starts army drills as Russian military guards border with Crimea - smh.com.au


VIDEO: Russia Establishes Crimea Supply Route, New Border - Businessweek


Crimea 'soldiers' swear oath before pro-Moscow PM - GlobalPost


VIDEO: Crimea 'soldiers' swear oath before pro-Moscow PM - YouTube


Crimea PM: Preparations for joining Russia already underway  - The Voice of Russia

 

Crimean authorities to nationalise Ukrainian fleet, mineral producing facilities - The Voice of Russia

 

Crimean Tatar Leader Appeals To Obama - haberler.coma

 

Crimean Tatars fear return of Russian rule - Yahoo News

 

VIDEO: Crimean Tatars wary of Russia referendum - YouTube

 

Rival rallies in Crimea chant for Russia and Ukraine - theguardian.com

 

VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Rival rallies of protesters in Crimea - YouTube

 

Journalists, Activists Reported Missing In Crimea - rferl.org

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 9

 

Barack Obama calls EU and Balkan leaders, All rejected the proposed referendum in Crimea: White House - Reuters


Readout of the President’s Calls with Presidents of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, UK and Italy PMs and President of France - The White House


Kerry urges Russia to exercise utmost restraint saying that any steps to annex Ukraine's Crimea region would close the door to diplomacy - Yahoo News


Lavrov: "This crisis was not created by us...We are open to an honest dialogue to find a way to help all of Ukraine come out of the crisis" - Voice of Russia


UN Statement: Proposed Crimea referendum ‘worrying and serious’ development:  - United Nations News Centre


China urges calm and restraint in Ukraine - CSMonitor.com

 

Russia threatens to cut Ukraine gas amid Crimea tensions - Yahoo!7

 

EU leaders draw up plans to send gas to Ukraine if Russia cuts off supply - theguardian.com

 

Central European nations appeal to Congress for faster exports of US natural gas - Fox News

 

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Ukraine will not give up Crimea: acting foreign minister - Reuters


Crimean PM says 'no one' can cancel referendum on joining Russia - Reuters


Crimean Tatars wary of Russia referendum, they represents 12-15 percent of Crimea's two million while Russian speakers make up 60 percent - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Crimea Tatars Protest Russian Incursion in Bakhcisarai - YouTube


VIDEO: It’s Ukraine vs. Russia at Rival Protests in Simferapol - NBC News.com


Crimea Speaker denied assertions that Russia is participating in the preparation of the referendum: “We presented Russia with an accomplished fact. They did not expect us to do this, they were at a loss” - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: Crimean parliamentary delegation asks Russian Duma to support Crimea if it decides to join Russia - Reuters.com

 

Crimea Could Prove Expensive Acquisition for Russia - WSJ.com

 

VIDEO: Muscovites divided on controversial Crimea referendum - YouTube

 

Warning shots fired as OSCE mission turned away from Crimea - Yahoo News

 

Crimea's New Leader, a Man With a Murky Past - ABC News

 

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Turkey News - Mar 8

 

Embattled by alleged graft, Erdoğan threatens to ban YouTube, Facebook over leaks - Today's Zaman


VIDEO (Turkish): Erdogan threatens to turn off Facebook and YouTube - YouTube


President Gül says Facebook, YouTube ban out of question - Today's Zaman


VIDEO: Youtube, Facebook cannot be banned, says President Gül - CİHAN


PM Erdoğan’s threat to ban YouTube and Facebook echoes around world - hurriyetdailynews.com


U.S. concerned over potential Internet restrictions in Turkey - turkishpress.com


Why President Obama stopped calling Turkish leader Erdogan - CSMonitor.com


Turkey Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister supports move to block Facebook and YouTube - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish media boss reduced to tears by PM Erdoğan, new recording reveals - Today's Zaman

 

Media censorship continues unabated with new penalty on TV program - CİHAN

 

Turkish journalist fired from pro-gov't daily over critical tweets - CİHAN

 

Journalist acquitted of charges pertaining to tweets critical of PM - CİHAN

 

New Recording of PM Adviser Mustafa Varank: Opposition News Unfit to Print in Turkey’s Vote Campaign - Bloomberg

 

Int'l Press Institute slams Erdoğan for double standards - CİHAN

 

POLL: Turkish public unhappy about government's media interference, Internet law - CİHAN

 

Usage of methods to bypass Internet restrictions likely to increase, experts say - Today's Zaman

 

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Erdoğan confirms tape seen as meddling in judiciary - CİHAN


PM Erdoğan allegedly interferes in Council of State elections - Today's Zaman


PM Erdoğan appointed prosecutors to major graft probe: new recording - CİHAN


CHP asks if Erdoğan illegally transferred cash abroad - CİHAN


Deputies banned from copying graft summaries due to ‘confidentiality' - CİHAN

 

Journalists, academics astonished as AK Party deputy justifies corruption - Today's Zaman

 

Lawyer files complaint against officers who detained him for showing shoebox - CİHAN

 

Gendarmerie sgt. says he made tipoff about Syria-bound trucks - CİHAN

 

Constitutional Court says rights of former Turkish army chief violated - CİHAN

 

Turkey's moderate ex-army chief pushed to the limit - Channel NewsAsia

 

Former intelligence head: Erdoğan was pleased with anti-coup operations - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkey PM says 'ready to quit' if party loses local polls - THE DAILY STAR


121 detained in Eskişehir protest ahead of Erdoğan rally - CİHAN


VIDEO: 121 detained in Eskişehir protest ahead of Erdoğan rally - YouTube


Intelligence report urges gov't to declare state of emergency after polls, anticipates unrest after the local elections on March 30 - CİHAN


CHP files complaint against Erdoğan for labeling ODTÜ students 'terrorists' - Today's Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news

 

AK Party provincial head raids dormitory in Düzce - CİHAN

 

GYV: PM's discriminatory rhetoric undermines social peace - CİHAN

 

Erdoğan's claims about Gülen stun US Ambassador Ricciardone - Today's Zaman

 

PM, former minister contradict each other on Alevi remarks - CİHAN

 

Two academics expelled from Turkish university for joining Gezi protests - Today's Zaman

 

Amnesty Turkey launches campaign for Gezi victim - Today's Zaman

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 7

 

Obama urges Putin in phone call: De-escalate crisis in Ukraine - Washington Times


Putin tells Obama relations should not suffer over Ukraine, emphasizes importance of Russian-US cooperation for world stability - The Voice of Russia


Readout of President Obama’s call with President Putin of Russia - The White House


Statement by the US President on Ukraine - The White House


US moves on several fronts over proposed Crimea referendum to join the Russian Federation - Fox News


Congress steps up action on Ukraine - usatoday.com


'Visa bans, asset freezes are next': Europe announces three step sanctions against Russia - RT News


Ukraine Crimea Crisis: China Takes Ambiguous Stance in US-Russia Standoff - ibtimes.co.uk

 

Ukraine's interim president says government working to block Crimea referendum - Fox News

 

Russian State Duma will decide on Crimea after referendum: MP - The Voice of Russia

 

Russia analyst: Crimea referendum will take place, with dangerous consequences (VIDEO) - CNN.com Blogs

 

Does Putin really want Crimea within Russia? Maybe not. (VIDEO) - CSMonitor.com

 

Crimea vote is no slam dunk for Putin - FT The World

 

Moscow assets, market ratings fall as Crimea votes to join Russia - Reuters

 

Russia Starts Massive Air Defense Drills Amid Crimea Standoff - RIA Novosti

 

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POLL: Do Crimeans actually want to join Russia? Majority support autonomy over union with Russia - washingtonpost.com


POLL: Regional polls show few Ukrainians, Russians want a united, single state - Pew Research Center


POLL: More Than Half of Ukrainians Want to Join EU - The Moscow Times


Crimeans divided on secession referendum - usatoday


In Crimea, old fears and new propaganda sow terror among Russian-speakers - AP

 

Ukrainian military abandoning bases in Crimea after being warned they are now “enemy combatants” - News.com.au

 

Crimean Tatars: Leader Announces Boycott Of Crimea Autonomy Referendum - UNPO

 

VIDEO: Crimean Tatar Leader Announces Referendum Boycott - rferl.org

 

POLL: Large majority of Ukrainians favor early Rada elections and constitutional change - kyivpost.com

 

POLL: Poroshenko tops new Ukrainian presidential poll - kyivpost.com

 

GRAPH: Ukrainian Presidential Poll - Metapolls

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 6

 

Russian Officials Tell Pentagon: Masked Men in Uniform in Crimea Not Russian Military, Hagel: It’s pretty clear that they’re Russian troops - ABC News


VIDEO: Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on Russian Involvement in Ukraine - YouTube


Pentagon boosts training, NATO air policing amid Ukraine crisis - Reuters


Lavrov: Russia cannot order Crimean 'self-defense' units back to base - Yahoo News


VIDEO: Russian troops not in control of Crimea, says Lavrov - euronews


Russia’s 25,000-troop allowance in Crimea: they been there for 15 years already & other facts you may not know - RT News


Crimea to Set Up Own Law Enforcement and Security Services - RIA Novosti

 

Pro-Russia militias police Crimea’s border, self-defence units who are taking on a visible role in patrolling the peninsula and cementing the new Crimean leadership - FT.com

 

'We Don't Want War Here': Pro-Russia Self-Defense Militias Patrolling Crimea - NBC News.com

 

Crimean Premier Says Ukrainian Military Units Have Started to Surrender - NYTimes.com

 

Ukrainian navy chief Denys Berezovsky, after one day as chief, defects and pledges allegiance to the Crimea government - BBC News

 

VIDEO: Ukrainian navy chief Denys Berezovsky, after one day as chief, defects and pledges allegiance to the Crimea government - BBC News

 

Ukrainian Navy flagship diverted away from Crimea as many of the sailors and officers on board had voiced a desire to defect to an independent Crimean government - RIA Novosti

 

Agreement on cooperation between Tatarstan, Crimea signed in Simferopol - kyivpost.com

 

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AP Interview: Ukraine PM says Crimea will remain in Ukraine, but may get more autonomy to assuage the concerns of its pro-Russian population - Fox News


VIDEO: AP Interview: Ukraine PM says Crimea Situation Resembles 'coup' - YouTube


Ukraine FM Says International Observers Must Replace Troops Before Crimea Vote for Autonomy (VIDEO) - ABC News


White House to Putin: Allow international monitors in Crimea - Washington Times


Consent to arrival of int'l observers in Ukraine should be given by receiving party, including Crimea: Lavrov - voiceofrussia.com


OSCE military observers banned from entering Crimea, Lithuanian foreign minister says - ITAR-TASS

 

VIDEO: No warm welcome for OSCE in Crimea - YouTube

 

Pro-Russian gunmen force UN envoy to flee Crimea - i24news

 

VIDEO: Militia blocks UN envoy from leaving cafe in Crimea - YouTube

 

Activists replant Russian flag above HQ in Ukraine city of Donetsk - Reuters

 

VIDEO: Ukraine: Pro-Russian protesters occupy Donetsk admin building - YouTube

 

Was 'massacre' behind Ukraine revolution ordered by Yatsenyuk's coalition? Leaked tape says Maidan snipers were NOT under control of ousted president but opposition (VIDEO) - DailyMail

 

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Grasping for diplomatic exit, EU offers $15 billion in aid to Ukraine as envoys converge - Fox News


Kerry Takes Offer of 1 Billion Aid to Ukraine and Pushes Back at Russian Claims - NYTimes.com


Russia cancels Ukraine's gas discount and demands $1.5bn - Telegraph

 

Ukraine looks for $2bn loan from Russia - RT Business

 

Chinese investment in Ukraine could be costly casualty of conflict with Russia - Fox News

 

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Turkey News - Mar 5

 

New leak exposes Erdoğan's meddling in judiciary, sparks criticism - Today's Zaman


Turkey's Alevi community concerned about wiretapped remarks, “Voice recording is proof of government's profiling against Alevis” - Today's Zaman


PM Erdoğan reopened bid on national warship project to friend's company - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish): Erdogan pressures justice minister over decisions in tycoon Aydin Dogan's tax case - YouTube


AUDIO (Turkish): PM Erdoğan reopened bid on national warship project to friend's company - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish): PM's son Bilal Erdogan allegedly talks with public official about how to illegally transfer ownership of hystorical lodge to TÜRGEV - YouTube


Legal proceedings for four former ministers sent to Turkish Parliament - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Graft suspect manager rejoins state-run Halkbank - Today's Zaman

 

Releases of graft suspects hurt public conscious: Turkish deputy PM - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

State-run Anadolu Agency censors Turkish Deputy PM Arınç's comments on graft case - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey bans film Nymphomaniac over nudity, a dissenting member of the cinema board says the decision is tantamount to "censorship" - Telegraph

 

POLL: Public unhappy about gov't media interference, Internet law - CİHAN

 

3 taken into custody for asking Minister Ala questions - Today's Zaman

 

Man beaten by police for holding sign at Erdoğan rally - Today's Zaman

 

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Court decision to halt construction of Prime Ministry in Ankara forest - Today's Zaman


‘SİT' applications spike under AK Party rule, protected sites where construction is restricted or forbidden - Today's Zaman


Turkey loses over 164,000 hectares of forests in 12 years - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey's Turmoil Puts Real-Estate Market at Risk - WSJ.com

 

EU confirms Turkey probe, Erasmus funds at risk - Today's Zaman

 

Unimpressed by Turkish ‘parallel structure' defense, MEPs approve critical report - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkey News - Mar 4

 

EU launches probe into corruption claims at former EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagış who is implicated in the Turkey government scandal - Today's Zaman


European Parliament report criticizes Turkey amid corruption scandal - Today's Zaman


Summaries of proceedings for former ministers, Bozdağ still not in Parliament - Today's Zaman


Interior Ministry fails to reinstate police officers despite court rulings - Today's Zaman


Interior Ministry changes regulation on police specialization - Today's Zaman

 

ARCHIVE: Reza Zarrab, one of the key figures in the bribery case, delivered $ 1.5 million to former EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis - Turkey Islamic Justice and Development

 

VIDEO ARCHIVE: Reza Zarrab filmed carrying bribe to the former Minister Egemen Bagis - YouTube

 

VIDEO ARCHIVE: A TV program on Reza Zarrab and Egemen Bagis - YouTube

 

Giant US Wiretap HQ Revealed in Ankara,The international NSA scandal had revealed that Turkish government officials had also been wiretapped by the US actively - Aydinlik

 

Wiretapping scandal: Secure encrypted phone lines used by PM Erdogan and other public officials left open for evasdropping - Euro Asia News

 

US and British spy agencies are able to decipher data even with the supposedly secure encryption to make it private - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

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Erdogan thwarts Murdoch as graft probe reveals Turkey media grab, A 252-page police account of phone intercepts and video surveillance - Bloomberg


Profit-seeking Erdoğan eyes environmentally protected zones - Today's Zaman


Turkish gov't mulls taking full control over competition authority - Today's Zaman


Main opposition CHP questions prime minister about Çatalca villas - Today's Zaman


Ministry allegedly profiled students of dershanes close to Hizmet - Today's Zaman

 

PM Erdoğan allegedly interferes in election at Fenerbahçe - Today's Zaman

 

AUDIO: PM Erdoğan allegedly interferes in election at Fenerbahçe - YouTube

 

Erdoğan's hate speech, slanders and insults graver every day - Today's Zaman

 

VIDEO: AK Party supporters attack protester at Erdoğan rally, throw punches at him who had raised a banner that read “There is a thief” - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey PM faces popularity slide as graft scandal closes in - Yahoo!7

 

315 AK Party members resign in Adana, join opposition MHP - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkey News - Mar 3

 

Recordings seem to confirm bribe to Bilal Erdoğan's TÜRGEV - Today's Zaman


AUDIO: Graft suspect Zarrab sends bribe to TÜRGEV under guise of donation - YouTube


VIDEO: Graft suspect Zarrab sends bribe to TÜRGEV under guise of donation - haberler.com


AUDIO: Bargain for public land donation to TÜRGEV in exchange for mayoral candidacy - YouTube


AUDIO: Ciner Group deputy chairman Fatih Saraç allegedly tells Bilal Erdoğan that Ali Kibar would make a donation of TL 1 million to TÜRGEV - YouTube


MIT believes that all recordings about Erdogan and others were transferred to addresses in the U.S. and accessible by the NSA - hurriyetdailynews


Main opposition CHP leader calls on citizens to 'punish thieves' at elections - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Who still supports Turkey’s AKP? Let’s first look at the numbers - Al-Monitor

 

Turkey's ruling AKP sees any vote higher than 38.8 at local polls as 'success' - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

PM will be voted out with 51 percent, says opposition leader - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey unfamiliar with resignation tradition, graft probe shows - Today's Zaman

 

Protesters rally against corruption in Turkey - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

VIDEO: Turkey - Anti government protesters clash with police - BBC News 

 

Chairman of Turkey's biggest company Mustafa Koc calls on Erdogan to address graft charges to lower tensions  - Reuters

 

Interview with Turkey prominent businessman Mustafa Koç - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

TUSKON challenges Erdoğan to enter business, defies threats - Today's Zaman

 

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Court ignored evidence when releasing graft suspects, say legal experts - Today's Zaman


Judge who released graft suspects found to be Erdoğan supporter - Today's Zaman


Turkish authorities issue warning to Samanyolu TV for ‘biased' broadcasts - Today's Zaman


Opposition calls restrictions on Parliament TV censorship by Erdoğan - Today's Zaman


Main opposition CHP to make 3rd appeal to top court on HSYK law - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

A new era in new Turkey: 'law within law', Intimidation and fear reign in the judiciary - Today's Zaman

 

'State of rule of law suspended in Turkey, if not completely eliminated' - Today's Zaman

 

EU offers Ankara small chance to discuss paramount chapter which covers the judiciary and fundamental rights - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey failing badly in press freedom, says British justice minister - Today's Zaman

 

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Ukraine News - Mar 2

 

Obama Calls Putin Over Ukraine - APA


Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin - The White House


Putin: Russian citizens, troops threatened in Ukraine, need armed forces’ protection - RT News


Russian Parliament Approves Military Action in Ukraine - RIA Novosti

 

U.S. Lawmakers See Sanctions Not Troops as Ukraine Response - Bloomberg

 

Chuck Hagel Speaks With Russian Defense Chief About Crimea Tensions - huffingtonpost.com

 

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Russian Troops Take Over Ukraine's Crimea Region - ABC News


Pro-Russia leader of Crimea claims military control; troops guard official sites, airports - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Unidentified soldiers took up positions outside parliament in Ukraine's autonomous Crimea - VOA


Russian forces in Ukraine: What does the Black Sea Fleet in Crimea look like? - The Washington Post

 

Gunmen from Kiev attempted to seize Crimea's Interior Ministry overnight - Russia - RT News

 

Ukraine forces on high alert after Putin gets permission to use military - Fox News

 

Ukraine Appeals to NATO for Assistance - APA

 

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Thousands rally against 'illegitimate govt', raise Russian flags in eastern Ukraine (VIDEO) -  RT News


In northeast Ukraine, pro-Maidan occupiers are routed by counter-demonstrators - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Ukraine: Violent clashes in Kharkiv leave dozens injured - euronews


VIDEO: Pro-Russian Protests Get Violent in Crimea - UNEDITED - YouTube

 

All government agencies in Sevastopol support decision to disobey Kiev - APA

 

Up to 143,000 Ukrainians requested asylum in Russia in two weeks - RT News

 

Russia starts giving out passports to Ukraine’s ex-Berkut officers pelted with ‘threats’ - RT News

 

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Canceled language law in Ukraine sparks concern among Russian and EU diplomats - RT News


European Parliament urges respect for Russian language in Ukraine resolution - ITAR-TASS


VIDEO: Emotions run high: “Some politicians say that the Russian language is not a state language of Crimea. That’s why people are protesting” - euronews


Is it too late for Kiev to woo Russian-speaking Ukraine? A series of missteps may mean the new government has lost what influence it had in the southern regions - CSMonitor.com

 

Can Ukraine Control Its Far Right Ultranationalists? - The Daily Beast

 

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Turkey News - Feb 29

 

New recording shows Bilal Erdoğan involved in $35 million island deal - Today's Zaman


AUDIO: New recording shows Bilal Erdoğan involved in $35 million island deal - YouTube


AUDIO: PM Erdoğan’s family searches for ‘a big shredder’ to destroy documents - Aydinlik


TRANSCRIPT (English): PM Erdoğan’s family searches for ‘a big shredder’ to destroy documents - Aydinlik


Document confirms prosecutors' order to destroy evidence in graft probe including wiretapped recordings - Today's Zaman


American company says Erdoğan voice recording genuine - Today's Zaman

 

CHP files complaint against PM Erdoğan on false asset declaration - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish PM accuses prosecutors and police of spying for another country - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey's science watchdog under probe over leaked recordings - turkishweekly.net

 

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Turkish government appoints new HSYK members, hundreds of officials working at the high court dismissed - hurriyetdailynews.com


No suspects left in jail in Turkey's corruption probe, 24 people were arrested in the initial stages - hurriyetdailynews.com


Sakarya police see unprecedented purge amid graft probe as more than 10,000 police officers have been reassigned across Turkey - CİHAN


Hakkari police chief resigns in reaction to police purge - Today's Zaman

 

Acquittal for policeman reassigned after complaint by Zarrab - Today's Zaman

 

Interior Ministry license plates issued to Zarrab, daily says - Today's Zaman

 

Candidates on 'red list' denied jobs despite high test scores, Taraf reports - Today's Zaman

 

Pulling of strings got candidates off 'red list,' daily says - Today's Zaman

 

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Erdoğan orders TV station to interview minister in prep school row - CİHAN


Turkish authorities penalize news program on TV channel for being 'biased', a documentary on Turkish birds will be broadcast in its place - Today's Zaman


Official documents reveal false reporting by pro-government Yeni Şafak - CİHAN

 

Press council expresses concerns over controversial intelligence bill - Today's Zaman

 

Main opposition CHP: Rule of law being replaced by intelligence state - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish opposition decides to stop calling Erdoğan 'prime minister' - Today's Zaman

 

Parliamentary plenary session canceled due to fighting - Today's Zaman

 

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US State Department report slams Turkish gov’t over corruption scandal, calls for respect for rule of law - Today's Zaman


More on the US State Department report on Turkey - hurriyetdailynews.com


FULL REPORT: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013: Turkey - state.gov

 

Middle East funds negative on Turkey, warm to Egypt - Today's Zaman

 

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Syria News - Feb 28

 

Tenuous Truces: Local ceasefires agreed by the government and the Free Syrian Army continue to hold in the Damascus suburbs - gulftoday


There are now over 70 local cease-fires being negotiated across Syria, some marred by mistrust and disagreements - THE DAILY STAR


Syrian government sees an end game, local truces include end of the government siege and pledge by residents to renounce violence - huffingtonpost


Ghalioun: Geneva Talks Suspended as Assad Regime Evades Implementation of UNSC Resolution on Humanitarian Aid - Syrian National Coalition


Food rations distributed to besieged Damascus areas where rebels and the army reached a truce - THE DAILY STAR

 

Syria: UN agency delivers supplies to besieged camp amid ‘unbelievable devastation’ - United Nations News Centre

 

PHOTO: Harrowing photo of humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Harrowing video of humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk - YouTube

 

REPORT: Yarmouk Refugee Camp and the Syrian Uprising: A View from Within - palestine-studies.org

 

Syria: ICRC delivers emergency relief in Barzeh - ICRC

 

VIDEO (English subtitles): [Syria] Barzeh: Flip side of negotiations - YouTube

 

91 men evacuated from Syria's Homs still held, 431 have been released : governor - THE DAILY STAR

 

Officer in Presidential Palace Suggested Homs Truce, Assad Accepted - The Syrian Observer

 

Plane Carrying WFP Aid Arrives in Qamishli - The Syrian Observer

 

Kids fathered by Saudis toil with mothers in Syria camps - Arab News

 

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Saudi 'seeking Pakistani arms for Syrian rebels' - Yahoo News


No deal with Saudi Arabia on arming Syrian rebels: Pakistan - Business Standard


Saudi Arabia and the U.S. to cooperate on Syria - Al Arabiya News


Russia condemns rumored Saudi plans to arm Syrian rebels with anti-air missiles - RT News


Operation Room in Jordan Coordinates Battles in Southern Syria - The Syrian Observer


Jordan denies Syrian rebels trained for Damascus attack on its territory - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


US, Israel, Jordan enlarge South Syrian foothold - DEBKAfile


Report: The firing of General Salim Idriss as FSA military chief is part of a push-back against the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood and its sponsors in Qatar and Turkey - clarionproject.org

 

Kerry: Russia stepping up aid to Assad - AFP

 

Exclusive: Iranian oil exports rise in February, more to ally Syria - Reuters

 

Qatar FM backs Syria political solution on Iran visit - THE DAILY STAR

 

Exclusive: Iraq signs deal to buy arms, ammunition from Iran - documents - Reuters

 

Syrian Coalition Holds the Iraqi Government Responsible For Terrorism and The Killing of Syrians - Syrian National Coalition

 

Abbas tells Obama: Assad must stay - Al Akhbar English

 

White House waging secret debate over cyberwar against Syria - The Seattle Times

 

Syrian Web Censorship Techniques Revealed - MIT Technology Review

 

Syria says two attempted attacks on chemical weapons convoys: U.N. - Reuters

 

OPCW expects more from Syria after mustard gas shipped out - UPI.com

 

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YPG Announces Suspension of All Military Operations, saying they will act only on the basis of legitimate defence in the event of an attack - Rudaw


YPG Calls On Residents Of Til Meruf To Evacuate Ahead Of Operation, a joint-attack was launched by ISIS, Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham - The Rojava Report


ISIS, YPG Clash in Several Key Kurdish Towns - Syria Deeply


Arab tribal outrage as Kurdish YPG forces control Syrian city after three weeks of clashes with ISIS and other battalions including Ahrar al-Sham - aranews.org


Hasakah province: ISIS and allied battalions exploded a Sufi shrine in the village of Tal-Ma’rof which is exposed to clashes with YPG - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

ISIS arrests 17 Kurdish civilians north Syria - aranews.org

 

Kobanê Canton warns people about abductions - ekurd

 

PHOTO: Beheading of a suspected 'PKK' member by ISIS in the middle of Azaz on Valentine's Day - Twitter / ajaltamimi

 

AUDIO: Interview eith Rêdur Xelîl, spokesperson of the YPG - BBC

 

VIDEO (Arabic): Syria Kurdish YPG Commander`s Speech - YouTube

 

The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim, Part I - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Syrian regime, PYD and Shammar tribe reach agreement over oil-rich Rumailan - aranews.org

 

Afrin Canton VP: There Is Freedom In This Model - The Rojava Report

 

Minority Kurds promote cultural diversity amid Syria's civil war (VIDEO) - Your Middle East

 

The women of Syrian Kurdistan, Rojava, have broken their chains - ekurd

 

Syrian Kurdish parties: PYD cantons illegitimate - Anadolu Agency

 

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Turkey/Syria News - Feb 27

 

Turkish Prime Minister targeted in second audio tape - Yahoo News


AUDIO: Erdogan talks to his son about getting 10 million from SOM Petrol owner, advises son not to take it until he brings the "promised" amount - YouTube


AUDIO: Specific preparation for the day of the evacuation of the money from the Prime Minister's house - YouTube


AK Party founders slam PM Erdoğan over leaked corruption recording - Today's Zaman


CHP: Either PM resigns or he will drag Turkey into social, economic chaos - CİHAN


Turkish gov’t, opposition clash over accuracy of tapes - hurriyetdailynews.com


PM Erdoğan's tapes not doctored, specialists agree - Today's Zaman

 

Erdogan recordings appear real, US analyst says, as Turkey scandal grows - McClatchy DC News

 

Minister of Science, Industry and Technology: Should the Prime Ministry request an analysis of the tapes, The Scientific and Technological Research Council (Tubitak) will be happy to undertake it - turkishpress.com

 

AK Party deputy: People don't believe voice recordings even if they are true - CİHAN

 

Leaked recording deepens divisions in Turks' views of Erdoğan - Today's Zaman

 

AK Party deputies almost attacked their CHP counterparts over the tapes - Today's Zaman

 

AUDIO (English): In voice recordings posted 2 days ago Erdogan and his son Bilal allegedly discuss how to hide huge sums of cash - YouTube

 

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Turkey sees anti-corruption protests for second day -AFP


VIDEO: Anti-government protests in Istanbul Wednesday - YouTube


Opposition throws fake money in Taksim during rally over tape incriminating Turkish PM - hurriyetdailynews.com


VIDEO: Opposition throws fake money in Taksim during rally over tape incriminating Turkish PM - YouTube


PHOTO ALBUM: Anti-corruption protests continue in Turkey - The Washington Post


ODTÜ students stage protest ahead of highway opening in Ankara - CİHAN

 

VIDEO: Turkey: students protest against new highway - YouTube

 

Turkey Moves to Close Prep Schools Linked to Rival Gulen - SFGate

 

Schools to become partisan, claim education unions - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish police uses tear gas to disperse National Education Bill protestors - CİHAN

 

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President Gül approves disputed bill increasing gov’t grip over judiciary - hurriyetdailynews.com


Turkish main opposition takes judicial bill to Constitutional Court - hurriyetdailynews.com


Former minister says new law makes MİT resemble criminal JİTEM - Today's Zaman

 

Association says MIT intelligence bill huge blow to press freedom - Today's Zaman

 

Gov't censorship not limited to media, extends to party ads - Today's Zaman

 

Draft law grants economic privileges to Turkey's military - Al-Monitor

 

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Turkey's Dirty Money: Why Ankara Is Still on the FATF's Gray List of Terrorism Financing - Foreign Affairs


The Gray List : Turkey’s Financing of Terrorism - digitaljournal.com

 

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Syrian troops ambush, kill at least 150 rebels east of Damascus, source says the men were civilians and fighters trying to escape the siege - The Washington Post


VIDEO: Live footage of Syrian army ambushing dozens of Islamist rebels in Otaibah, Damascus - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Aftermath of the ambush by the Syrian Army against Islamists in Otaybah, Damascus - LiveLeak.com


Syria rebel infighting 'kills 3,300 since January' - THE DAILY STAR


ISIS imposes restrictions on Christians in Raqqa, demand levy - THE DAILY STAR

 

The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham's dhimmi pact for the Christians of Raqqa province - Syria Comment

 

Top ISIS commander killed in Homs - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Lebanon arrests a commander of Syria's Al-Nusra: security - Yahoo News

 

Netherlands: Jihadist threat level remains at ‘substantial’; government action still necessary - National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism

 

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Turkey/Syria News - Feb 26

 

Prosecutor's office begins investigation into Turkish PM Erdogan over 'mind-blowing' corruption tapes - US News


Main opposition says gov't lost legitimacy, calls on Erdoğan to quit - Today's Zaman


MHP leader says gov't lost legitimacy, urges judiciary to intervene - Today's Zaman


Prime Ministry says new tapes incriminating Erdogan "montage and completely false” - hurriyetdailynews.com


VIDEO: Turkish PM Erdogan denies graft claims in 'fake' audio - Video Dailymotion


CHP says voice recording of PM and son 'not a montage' - Today's Zaman


BDP says ‘it only takes 20 minutes’ to find out if tape incriminating PM is authentic - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Engineers confirm authenticity of voice recording between PM, son - Today's Zaman

 

A scientific analysis on the authenticity of Erdogan tapes: (in Turkish) - Kivanc Kitapci

 

Erdoğan's voice recordings with son gets 2 mln viewers on YouTube - Today's Zaman

 

TRANSCRIPT (English): Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's alleged phone talks with his son Bilal, about where to hide the money - LiveLeak.com

 

AUDIO (Turkish): In new voice recordings Erdogan and his son Bilal allegedly discuss how to hide huge sums of cash - YouTube

 

Thousands of Turks protest deepening corruption, call on gov't to resign - Today's Zaman

 

VIDEOS: Turkish protesters call Government to resign after tape scandal - LiveLeak.com

 

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HSYK to investigate claims of mass wiretaps - Today's Zaman


Prosecutor Çimen denies wiretapping claims - Today's Zaman


İstanbul Prosecutor's Office says 2,280 people wiretapped, investigation continues - Today's Zaman


Pro-gov't dailies' reports on mass wiretaps full of contradictions - Today's Zaman


Media deception of the century on mass wiretaps - Today's Zaman

 

Ex-minister confesses to ‘unlawful practices' in wiretapped conversation - CİHAN

 

Recording shows government asking MİT to deny profiling reports - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish finance minister declines to comment on ‘color lists' - Today's Zaman

 

A police officer allegedly responsible for placing a bugging device in Erdogan's residence worked as a bodyguard for 'terror financier’ Yasin al-Qadi - Today's Zaman

 

120 police officers reassigned in southeastern Turkey - Today's Zaman

 

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Concerns of Turkey political turmoil rattle markets after new leak hits headlines - Today's Zaman


Lira Drops With Turkey Stocks as Opposition Demands Erdogan Quit - Businessweek


Turkish PM Erdoğan cancels top defense industry meeting - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

MIT Law Could Harm Economy, Warns Bars Chief - Aydinlik

 

Foreign companies in Turkey face squeeze - Reuters

 

Turkey's credit card crackdown irks consumers - AFP

 

Deputy PM Arınç refutes claims of Obama-Erdoğan cool down - CİHAN

 

Is the United States getting tougher with Turkey? - Today's Zaman

 

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Jabhat al-Nusra gives rival ISIS ultimatum to accept mediation to end their infighting or face a war - Reuters


VIDEO: Jabhat al-Nusra leader in Syria mourns fellow commander, attacks ISIS: statement - ZAMAN ALWSL


Nusra leader Jolani also declared SNC/SMC apostates -Twitter / Charles_Lister


Ahrar a-Sham on ISIS: 'Killing them is permitted' - Syria Direct


Islamic Front, Al Mujahedeen Army and Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front form joint command room in Aleppo to repel Assad’s attacks - ZAMAN ALWSL


VIDEO: Islamic Front, Al Mujahedeen Army and Al Nusra Front form joint command room in Aleppo to repel Assad’s attacks - Twitter / aron_ld


Abu Issa al Sheikh, Islamic Front leader, calls people of Daraya to reject agreement w regime. Says martyrdom is preferable -Twitter / joshua_landis

 

“ISIL” blows a headquarter of al-Nusra - islamicinvitationturkey.com

 

VIDEO: Video footage of the yesterdays ISIS-bomber who had blown up the other terrorist faction - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: ISIS convinces 72 yr old Egyptian man to blow himself up by lying to him about the target, sending him to rebels - Twitter / joshua_landis

 

ISIS holds a public execution of a claimed regime soldier in Raqqa - Twitter / ajaltamimi

 

Alleged ISIS car bomb kills 14 on Syria-Turkey border near a field hospital (VIDEO) - Haaretz

 

ISIS leader Abu Dua in a new photo - TIME.com

 

Jabhat al-Nusra Claims Latest Lebanon Bombing - Israel National News

 

PHOTO: Nusra tweeters claim responsibility for beheadings in Quneitra - Twitter / joshua_landis

 

Syrian Jihadists Target Children for Indoctrination, Training - VOA

 

Al Qaeda's chief representative in Syria reportedly killed - The Long War Journal

 

Islamic Front official posts pictures of al Qaeda's top representative in Syria - The Long War Journal

 

Syria: How “Al Qa’eda Mediator” Abu Khaled Al-Suri Was Assassinated — A Jihadist’s Account - EA WorldView

 

Who and What Was Abu Khalid al-Suri, Al Qaeda's chief representative in Syria? Part I - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

Who and What Was Abu Khalid al-Suri, Al Qaeda's chief representative in Syria? Part II - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

“Hide These Jihadists That I Can’t See: The French Volunteers In Syria” - JIHADOLOGY

 

Syria: Notes on a Dagestani-Led Group in Islamic State of Iraq - EA WorldView

 

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Turkey News - Feb 25

 

In voice recordings Erdogan and his son Bilal allegedly discuss how to hide huge sums of cash, Turkish main opposition calls on PM to quit - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish): In new voice recordings Erdogan and his son Bilal allegedly discuss how to hide huge sums of cash - YouTube


Turkey's Erdogan says incriminating corruption tapes leaked onto Internet are fake - Fox News


VIDEO (Turkish): Abdüllatif Sener, Former Finance Minister and Deputy PM of Erdogan, confirm the authenticity of the recording - YouTube


Usama Qutb, pointman of US-designated terror financier Yasin al-Qadi, allegedly called Erdogan to report car accident - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish): Usama Qutb, pointman of US-designated terror financier Yasin al-Qadi, allegedly called Erdogan to report car accident - YouTube


Reports of widespread wiretapping make waves in Ankara, Thousands of people including PM Erdogan and national intelligence chief Hakan Fidan allegedely wiretapped for years by the police - hurriyetdailynews

 

Turkish government spokesperson describes wiretapping of officials as 'illegal’ - Anadolu Agency

 

Reports of en masse wiretappings denied by prosecutors - Today's Zaman

 

Gül says HSYK law violates 15 articles of Constitution - CİHAN

 

CHP to appeal laws on Internet and HSYK - Cihan News Agency

 

Parliament commission passes bill granting excessive power to Turkey's MIT intel body - hurriyetdailynews

 

CHP deputy Aksünger says PM uses MİT as his private intelligence agency - Today's Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news

 

Despite amendments, MIT intel bill worrisome, identical to regime change - Today's Zaman

 

First hearing of a trial of 29 Gezi protesters over messages they posted on Twitter - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkey News - Feb 24

 

In new leaks, gov't allegedly meddles in media, insults YÖK head - Today's Zaman


AUDIO: Erdoğan allegedly tells Ciner Media Group's deputy chairman Saraç to take a program on Show TV off the air mid-broadcast - YouTube


Ruling AK Party engineering media via advertisements, loans - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 1 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 2 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 3 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 4 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 5 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 6 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

AUDIO (Turkish): Varank 7 - In leaked voice recordings Mustafa Varank, an adviser to Erdoğan, allegedly meddles in media - YouTube

 

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Police put down protest against controversial Internet law in Istanbul - hurriyetdailynews.com


New Internet bill aims to cover up corruption allegations, say analysts - Today's Zaman


'Turkey's new Internet law is the first step toward surveillance society,' says cyberlaw expert - hurriyetdailynews.com


VIDEO: Police and protesters clash over new Turkish internet law - BBC

 

VIDEO: Police and protesters clash over new Turkish internet law - Euronews

 

VIDEO: Police and protesters clash over new Turkish internet law - RT

 

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Villas in İzmir's Urla constructed over last four years, undermining the prime minister's claim that the villas were built 35 years ago (PHOTO) - Today's Zaman


PHOTO: The Urla Villas - Google Search


AUDIO: The Urla Villas - YouTube


Taksim Solidarity Platform set to sue state over Gezi protest crackdowns - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Erdogan tells Taksim Platform to know its place, dismisses demands - turkishpress.com

 

Interview with former AKP deputy İdris Bal (1) - Today's Zaman

 

Murky Turkish football politics mesh with massive graft scandal - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Corruption cover-up may raise eyebrows in OECD, CoE - Airing News

 

EU expected to freeze Turkey’s application over Erdogan autocratic style - The Times

 

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Turkish gov't takes a step back on intel bill upon harsh criticism - hurriyetdailynews.com


Turkish opposition unsatisfied with changes to intelligence bill - Today's Zaman


Demirtaş: The BDP is opposed to the MIT draft bill - ANF

 

Turkey reveals scale of spying by agency, eavesdrops on almost 2,500 people, mostly foreigners - RT News

 

Foreign Ministry dismisses reports Taliban opened office in Turkey - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

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Syria News - Feb 23

 

U.N. Orders Both Sides in Syria to Allow Humanitarian Aid - NYTimes.com


VIDEO: Syria UN Envoy Ja'afari on humanitarian resolution - YouTube


Syrian Coalition Welcomes UNSC Resolution on Humanitarian Aid - Syrian National Coalition


Syria: Local rebels willing to compromise but are ready for all scenarios - Al Akhbar English


Syria reconciliation, a complicated matter of forgiveness - en.alalam.ir


The Islamic Front threatens all who make a truce with Syrian Army - breakingnews.sy


VIDEO: Syrian army officers & FSA rebels eating together!!!!!!!!!!!! - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: NDF woman with a FSA rebel in Babila - The video - LiveLeak.com


WFP Sends 39 Tons of Food to Qamishli - The Syrian Observer

 

Governor: 38 male Homs evacuees freed in Syria - Al Arabiya News

 

Syrian troops capture areas along Israeli Golan Heights - The Times of Israel

 

New Rebel Attack on the Aleppo Central Prison is Repulsed by the Syrian Arab Army - syrianfreepress

 

Bashar al- Assad supporters hold rally in Qamishlo - Kurdpress News Aganecy

 

VIDEO: Pro-Assad protest in Qamishli - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

VIDEO: Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister: President Assad's future 'not up for discussion’ - BBC News

 

Iran boosts military support in Syria to bolster Assad - Reuters

 

Why The Syrian Electronic Army Hacked Us: An Interview With The Attackers - Forbes

 

Syria submits new 100-day plan for removal of chemical weapons - Reuters

 

Chemical arms watchdog split on Syria delays - dailytimes.com.pk

 

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U.S., allies agree on standards for which opposition groups in Syria will receive aid - The Washington Post


Saudi Arabia is trying to ease differences on Syria with Washington, say diplomatic sources in the Gulf - Reuters


Suicide bomber kills three in e. Lebanon - THE DAILY STAR


Al-Nusra leader appoints Salafi sheikh to head Lebanon branch - en.alalam.ir


Syria says ready to help Lebanon fight terrorism - THE DAILY STAR


Turkmen leader: Syrian Turkmen threatened by ISIS forces - Anadolu Agency


ISIS confiscates arms from former allies - aranews.org

 

ISIS changes official weekend in Raqqa - THE DAILY STAR

 

Neglected Sex: The Jihadis’ Exclusion of Women From Jihad - Taylor & Francis Online

 

This Rebel Commander Is Fighting Islamic Extremists In Syria — Is It Enough To Get U.S. Support - buzzfeed.com

 

Will Selim Idriss’s Removal Further Fragment the Opposition? - Syria Deeply

 

VIDEO (Arabic): Idriss’s fiery statements to BBC - Twitter / joshua_landis

 

Salim Idriss may keep his post, opposition to avoid more escalations: source - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

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Nearly 30 Rebels Die as Kurds Take a Syrian Town - NYTimes.com


Syria's Kurds Struggle With Islamist Factions for Control of Oil - aina.org


ISIS linked Arab tribal fighters declare war on Kurdish YPG forces, north Syria - aranews.org


VIDEO: ISIS suicide car bomb attack against YPG - YouTube


Women join the Kurdish fight in Syria, They are third of the fighters - DW.DE


Reports of trafficking of Syrian Kurdish women are false - BAS NEWS

 

Kurds and Christians cooperate in parts of northern Syria - digitaljournal.com

 

European Christians fighting with Syria Kurdish factions - Al-Monitor

 

Syria: Has an Autonomous Kurdistan Been Established in the North? - EA WorldView

 

Syrian Kurdish Self-Rule Criticized By Many As UnrepresentativE - RUDAW

 

PYD should end rifts with other Kurdish forces to gain recognition: PUK Chairman - aranews.org

 

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Turkey News - Feb 22

 

Meeting behind closed doors exposed, attended by Erdogan, “Qaeda financier" Yasin al-Qadi and the MIT intelligence chief Hakan Fidan - Today's Zaman


PHOTOS: Erdogan, “Qaeda financier" Yasin al-Qadi and the MIT intelligence chief Hakan Fidan meet in Istanbul - sozcu.com.tr


US think tank report warns about terrorism finance in Turkey - CİHAN


FULL REPORT: Terrorism Finance in Turkey: A Growing Concern - defenddemocracy.org


Turkey becoming world’s leading terrorism finance hub - Washington Free Beacon


Why Is Turkey Harboring Terrorists? - NationalJournal.com

 

ARCHIVE: Turkey’s Double-Speak on Al-Qaeda - Commentary Magazine

 

ARCHIVE: Yasin al-Qadi and the Erdoğan family - Today's Zaman

 

ARCHIVE: Yasin al-Qadi escorted by Turkey PM's security detail, daily reports - Today's Zaman

 

ARCHIVE: Yasin al Qadi Designated By US As Al Qaeda Financier - The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch

 

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Daily claims Paris murder suspect has ties to MİT - CİHAN


Turkey Implicated in Paris Assassinations of Kurdish PKKs - clarionproject.org


Turkish intelligence MIT number in Omer Guney's telephone: Paris Kurd killings - ekurd


Turkey's embattled Erdoğan seeks wider powers for spy agency MIT- Today's Zaman


Opposition slams MİT bill - CİHAN


President Gül urged MIT chief not to accede prosecutor’s call for interrogation - hurriyetdailynews.com


Almost 1,000 officers removed from post in İzmir, Ankara - Today's Zaman

 

40 police chiefs reassigned in Tekirdağ province - CİHAN

 

Ankara court issues search warrant as under emergency rule - Today's Zaman

 

Prime Ministry asks president to purge 'parallel state' in his office - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish government refutes ‘purges,’ calls mass replacements ‘routine’ - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Gov't criticized for allegedly forcing scientific researcher to alter report - CİHAN

 

Inspector candidate labeled 'red' by ministry confirms profiling reports - CİHAN

 

Recruiting based on 'color lists' breach of Constitution - Today's Zaman

 

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29 Gezi protesters face 3 years' imprisonment for Twitter messages - CİHAN


Protesters clash with İstanbul police, throw Molotov cocktails - CİHAN


In intercepted conversation TİB director informs PM's advisor regarding censorship, recording leaks - CİHAN


Turkey's main opposition CHP proposes immediate measures to restore Internet freedom - hurriyetdailynews.com


Journalist at daily Bugün is threatened - CİHAN

 

EU says concerns remain valid on freedom of expression in Turkey - Today's Zaman

 

Europe's Duff to Ankara: We have never been this close to suspending talks - Today's Zaman

 

Obama warns Erdoğan on rule of law, investment environment - Today's Zaman

 

New Calls For Obama To Confront Turkey: A Letter from 80 foreign policy figures  - The Daily Beast

 

IMF suggests Turkey tighten policy, warns of problems - Today's Zaman

 

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Syria News - Feb 21

 

Syrian rebel command appears split by ouster of senior military leader Idris - The Washington Post


Syrian rebels call commander's sacking a coup - ZAMAN ALWSL 


Text and signatories of statement by 16 commanders rejecting the Syrian National Coalition' dismissal of Chief of Staff Idris (VIDEO) - EA WorldView


Interview: Idris ally says SMC ‘wants to direct the revolution from abroad’ - Syria Direct


Colonel Saadedine says Idriss' removal was related to the storming of the FSA headquarters by the Islamic Front - The Syrian Observer

 

Report: The Syrian National Coalition formally severes ties with the National Council - ADN.com

 

Opposition official says National Council still key Coalition component despite quitting claims - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Regional spymasters make tactical changes to bolster Syrian moderates - The Washington Post

 

Saudi Arabia Replaces Key Official in Effort to Arm Syria Rebels - WSJ.com

 

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Syria brokering local cease-fires as U.S.-backed talks falter - The Washington Post


UN resumes aid to Yarmuk refugee camp in Damascus - AFP


Crowds rush UNRWA food deliveries in Yarmouk as Nusra withdraws - MiamiHerald.com


700 people evacuated from Yarmouk camp in Syria on humanitarian grounds - KUNA


Governor: More civilians evacuated from Syria’s Homs - Al Arabiya News


UN engages Syria terror group to enable aid - Washtington Post

 

ISIS jihadists raise rebel banner in truce suburb of Babbila - THE DAILY STAR

 

Note: ISIS members who entered Babbila to burn the Syrian flag after the truce are now gone, and they went back to Yalda - inagist.com

 

PHOTOS: ISIS jihadists raise rebel banner and burn the Syrian flag in truce suburb of Babbila - LiveLeak.com

 

Rebels' grip on border region weakens under Syrian Army assault - CSMonitor.com

 

Syria rebels battle to prevent regime seizing strategic town - THE DAILY STAR

 

Ban Ki-moon to push ahead with Syria peace talks - Al Arabiya News

 

Looking for Syria options U.S. remains cool to using force, has not given up on a diplomatic solution - Reuters

 

Exclusive: Obama Admin Stiffs Chemical Survivors on New Claim - The Daily Beast

 

Russia’s Lavrov Warns Against Military Intervention in Syria - RIA Novosti

 

Russia to Strengthen Mediterranean Force With ‘Stealth’ Subs - RIA Novosti

 

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Five dead in alleged ISIS car bomb at Turkey-Syria border post - AFP


Al Qaeda-linked group claims Beirut bombings - Reuters


Smuggled video testimony documents harsh rule of Syrian Islamist group ISIS in Raqqa (VIDEO) - theguardian.com


VIDEO: ISIS massacres in Hreitan, pulling people from mass graves, horrific - Twitter / joshua_landis


PHOTOS: New Photo In Memory for the 42 Civilans killed by jihadists in Maan - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Daraa man murdered before & after his execution by Salafascist gangsters - LiveLeak.com


Islamists order women to don veil in eastern Syria - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Armed group defects from ISIL in Al-Raqqa - Syria Newsdesk

 

Al-Qaeda-linked group exploits ISIS decline in Aleppo - Al-Monitor

 

Jihadists in Syria wrangle over money, power and oil - Al-Shorfa

 

Jabhat al-Nusra tries to create unified council in Syria - Al-Monitor

 

Belgium’s Syria fighters – A Statistic Analysis - pietervanostaeyen

 

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Turkey News - Feb 20

Syria News - Feb 19

 

Syria army, rebels agree new Damascus area truce - THE DAILY STAR


A moment of peace in Syria's devastating conflict, The residents we met with were overjoyed with the ceasefire: Correspondent (PHOTOS) - AFP


Trading laughter instead of bullets: Amazing photos of Syrian soldiers and rebels SHAKING HANDS could signal the beginning of the end (PHOTOS) - dailymail


Syria's warring parties share ire over jovial photos of local truce - Reuters


VIDEO: The Babbila truce 1 - YouTube


VIDEO: The Babbila truce 2 - YouTube


VIDEO: The Babbila truce 3 - YouTube


VIDEO: Another truce: Rebels in Asali hand over their heavy weapons - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Assad forces gain momentum in Syria - CNN

 

VIDEO: Switching sides in Syria's civil war - CNN

 

Syria drives rebels from Maan, site of alleged killings - The Washington Post

 

Assad's forces kill top rebel commander in Al Zara, Homs - ZAMAN ALWSL #syria

 

Syrian regime flags spotted on several Al-Raqqa buildings - Syria Newsdesk

 

AFP: Syria rebels say planning Damascus spring offensive - AFP

 

U.S. opposes supply of shoulder-fired missiles to Syria rebels - Reuters

 

Syrian Coalition Happy with FSA Chief of Staff Appointment of Brigadier General Bashir - Syrian National Coalition

 

VIDEO: Official statement from SMC declares Idriss & deputy fired, appoints Bashir as new leader & Heitham Afeisi as deputy - YouTube

 

VIDEO (Arabic): The new Leader of FSA - YouTube

 

Salim Idriss supporters reject his dismissal: statement - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Idriss Ousting Remains Opaque - The Syrian Observer

 

Whatever happened to the Western supplies stolen in Syria? - Threat Matrix

 

Syria boy pictured alone was actually crossing border with family - Telegraph

 

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CNN Exclusive: Syrian town describes atrocities committed by ISIS (VIDEO) - CNN.com


CNN Exclusive: Video documenting interrogations and executions conducted by ISIS (VIDEO) - CNN.com


Al Qaeda splinter group ISIS tortured to death Suqour Al Sham commander in Al Shaer, Homs - ZAMAN ALWSL


ISIS embarks on arrest campaigns in Tal Abyad - Syria Newsdesk


ISIS forcing Raqqa women to wed its fighters, say activists - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

VIDEO: This large convoy very strongly suggests ISIS intends to retake lost territory & influence in Deir ez Zour - Twitter / Charles_Lister

 

Lebanon issues arrest warrants against ISIS suspects - THE DAILY STAR

 

Syria: A Brief Guide To Chechen & North Caucasian Factions In Syria - EA WorldView

 

The New Generation of Jordanian Jihadi Fighters - ceip.org

 

The Saudi Arabia and Kuwait “Outposts Project”: Al-Qaeda and Its Affiliates - INSS Insight

 

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Iraqi Kurdish government snubs Kurdish group PYD, rejects the recently announced Kurdish administration in Syria - Al-Monitor


Syrian Kurdish Finance Minister Interviewed - Transnational Middle-East Observer


How the Kurdish PYD Operates Its Own Autonomous Government - Syria Deeply


Peace, equality and self-determination: The Kurds take the lead in proposing a new way for Syria - Support Kurds in Syria


Kurds are now shaping the Middle East - Dicle News Agency

 

YPG captures village of Jez'a close to Iraqi border after violent clashes took place against ISIS, Nusra and Ahrar - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

YPG fighters clash with ISIS near Raqqa - aranews.org

 

Kurdish YPG forces capture 30 ISIS militants in operations - ekurd

 

VIDEO: Kurdish YPG forces capture 30 ISIS militants in operations - LiveLeak.com

 

ISIS fighters behead four Syrian Kurds - aranews.org

 

VIDEO: ISIS statement against 'PKK' in Tal Hamis - Transnational Middle-East Observer

 

Syrian Kurds Recruit Regime Loyalists to Fight Jihadists - aina.org

 

Gang members captured by Kurdish YPG forces admit there are camps in Turkey - ekurd

 

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Turkey News - Feb 18

 

Recordings expose involvement of PM's son in an illicit plan to transfer land of the Etiler Police Academy to a company called Bosphorus 360 - Today's Zaman


VIDEO: Bosphorus360 1 - Cardboard model of the project to be constructed on the land - YouTube


AUDIO (Turkish): Bosphorus360 2 - Intercepted phone conversation - YouTube


AUDIO (Turkish): Bosphorus360 3 - Intercepted phone conversation - YouTube


VIDEO: Bosphorus360 4 - Animation of the project prepared for Bosphorus 360 - YouTube


AUDIO (Turkish): Bosphorus360 5 - Intercepted phone conversation - YouTube


PHOTO: Bosphorus 360 - Photo of the project - Google Search


CHP takes Erdoğan’s daughter’s villa conversation to parliament - CİHAN

 

AUDIO: Erdoğan’s daughter’s villa conversation - YouTube

 

CHP leader calls PM Erdoğan ‘liar,' dares him to court challenge - CİHAN

 

Former minister promised to protect suspected swindler Zarrab - Today's Zaman

 

Chronology of Dec. 17: The stones are settling into place… - Today's Zaman

 

POLL: Erdogan's approval rating tumbles to 39.4 percent this month from 48.1 percent in December and 59.1 percent a year earlier - SES Türkiye

 

POLL: Survey reveals widespread public support for corruption probe in Turkey - Today's Zaman

 

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Erdoğan instructs media manager to cut news on opposition’s İstanbul mayoral candidate - Today's Zaman


AUDIO: Erdoğan instructs media manager to cut news on opposition’s İstanbul mayoral

candidate - YouTube


Turkey elections: On the campaign trail with the İstanbul mayoral candidate hoping to deliver Erdogan a body blow - Telegraph


Hundreds of journalists held a march on Sunday in İstanbul protesting censorship, extensive gov't meddling in media (VIDEO) - Today's Zaman


No answer to request to investigate MİT agents for monitoring reporter - Today's Zaman

 

CHP submits parliamentary question on Erdoğan's wink - CİHAN

 

The Erdoğan model of journalism in Turkey - CİHAN

 

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Amid fisticuffs and injuries Turkish Parliament approves controversial bill tightening up gov't grip on judicial body - hurriyetdailynews


VIDEO: Policy punch-up as brawls break outs in Turkey's parliament over judicial reform - YouTube


Judiciary even weaker than in coup times with new HSYK law - CİHAN


HSYK deputy chairman denies pro-gov't media report - CİHAN

 

New bill blocks appeals of removed public servants - Today's Zaman

 

Fourteen governors replaced across Turkey - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Counterterrorism unit head resigns in protest of police purge - CİHAN

 

PM Erdoğan uses lawsuits as weapon against opponents - Today's Zaman

 

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Police, Kurdish demonstrators clash on anniversary of PKK leader's capture - Today's Zaman


VIDEO: Kurds calling for rebel leader’s release - Al Jazeera


VIDEO: In southeast Turkey police, protesters clash on anniversary of Kurdish rebel arrest - RT In motion


VIDEO: More on Kurds clashing with police in the southeast Turkey on the anniversary of capture of rebel leader - YouTube


Probe reveals top-military officers’ efforts to cover up involvement in raid on National Intelligence trucks allegedely carrying weapons to Syrian rebels - Sabah English

 

VIDEO: Footage of controversial Syria-bound truck aired - Worldbulletin News

 

Turkey's laws against terrorism financing under scrutiny - Today's Zaman

 

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Turkey most vulnerable emerging market, US Federal Reserve says - Today's Zaman


Turkey in eye of emerging market storm as everything goes wrong at once - Telegraph


Turkey economic model faltering - usatoday.com


The "hard landing" of Turkish economy - balkans.com

 

PM's war against judiciary makes his party a damaging factor for economy - Today's Zaman

 

Union: Workers' rights violated as gov't watches - CİHAN

 

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Syria News - Feb 17

 

Saudis Agree to Provide Syrian Rebels With Mobile Antiaircraft Missiles, U.S. Also Giving Fighters Millions of Dollars for Salaries - WSJ


Free Syrian Army fires commander many considered ineffective - latimes.com


MAP: Syria military situation with control areas - imgur


Syrian Rebels' Southern Spring Offensive - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Southern Comfort: As Geneva II falters, the United States is providing modest support to rebels in southern Syria - NOW


US and Gulf Arabs seem to bet on the “Southern Front” led by Bashar al-Zoubi and the "Syria Revolutionaries’ Front" led by Jamaal Maarouf - joshualandis.com


Bashar al-Zoubi, the biography of an FSA leader - The Arab Chronicle


VIDEO (Arabic): Interview with Bashar Al-Zoubi - LiveLeak.com

 

Special Report On The Yabrud Offensive - Brown Moses Blog

 

Thousands flee Syrian rebel-held town as 'major assault' looms - BuenosAiresHerald.com

 

Exclusive: Al-Qalamoun Battle in Final Days - islamicinvitationturkey.com

 

Yabroud battle: the Army paralyzes supplying the insurgents through blocking the crossings - breakingnews.sy

 

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Al Qaeda splinter group ISIS executes 21 near Aleppo and Azaz, including fighters from rival rebel groups and their relatives: report - Reuters


VIDEO: ISIS terrorists execute 13 civilians near Aleppo - LiveLeak.com


VIDEO: Horrific images from Aleppo - New ISIS mass grave discovered - LiveLeak.com


Inter-Rebel Fighting Enters a New Phase as Salafists Declare Open War on ISIS - Syria Comment


VIDEO (Arabic): Jamal Maarouf, admitting 1100 killed +1650 injured fighters sofar in rebel infighting - LiveLeak.com


FSA, ISIS clash in Al-Raqqa city - Syria Newsdesk

 

Violent explosions rock ISIS's stronghold east Syria as infighting continues - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

VIDEO: ISIS Convoy Headed By Umar Shishani Arrives In Azaz - EA WorldView

 

VİDEO: New videos of Azerbaijanis fighting in Syria - APA

 

Are Syria charities a front for Jihadists? Fears convoys in the country are being used to help militants after thousands in cash is seized - Mail Online

 

VIDEO: Syria rebels explode mines in tunnel under Aleppo hotel - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Jihadists release video of British suicide bomber in the failed Aleppo prison attack - The Long War Journal

 

VIDEO: Video shows British Syria suicide bomber in the failed Aleppo prison attack - BBC News

 

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Obama to offer Saudi Arabia coordination on Syria policy - JPost 


Kerry Says Syrian Regime Obstructed Peace Talks - Bloomberg


Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Geneva Conference and Situation in Syria - US Mission Geneva


VIDEO: Syria UN Envoy Bashar al-Jaafari: Terrorism must be fully addressed before talking about a transitional government - YouTube


Hezbollah says will quit Syria if Arabs stop meddling - Reuters

 

Evacuation of Syria's Homs halts, governor blames 'armed groups' - THE DAILY STAR

 

Homs rebel puts fate in Syrian government hands - Reuters

 

At Homs Evacuation, Syrian Rebels And Soldiers Come Warily Together - ibtimes.com

 

Rebels have left Syria's Yarmuk: Palestinian official - Yahoo News

 

Oil extraction in Syria declines by 96 percent since beginning of conflict - The Voice of Russia

 

Syrian Electronic Army hacks into Forbes.com - usatoday.com

 

VIDEO: Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Forbes, Steals 1 Million User Accounts - TeleManagement

 

Syria’s Jihadist Twitter Wars - The Daily Beast

 

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Turkey News - Feb 15

 

Turkish PM's son Bilal Erdoğan testifies in graft probe - hurriyetdailynews.com


Audio tape reveals transfer of the Police Academy's land to Bilal Erdogan was negotiated by PM’s Undersecretary who is now Minister of the Interior - ufilter


AUDIO (Turkish) : Audio tape reveals transfer of the Police Academy's land to Bilal Erdogan - Youtube


Pictures show Topbaş's defense may be false - CİHAN


PHOTOS: Pictures show Topbaş's defense may be false - t24.com.tr


Six suspects, including Halkbank's ex-general manager, released in Turkey's massive graft probe - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Former CHP leader criticizes delay in motions against ministers - Today's Zaman

 

Purges continue with over 70 reassignments - CİHAN

 

Turkey removes 27 police chiefs - Worldbulletin News

 

900 AK Party members resign in Ankara - CİHAN

 

Ocalan: Greater Democracy is the Solution for Turkey’s Kurdish - Rudaw

 

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Court orders press ban regarding probe into suspicious trucks which were allegedly carrying weapons and ammunition to Syrian rebels - Today's Zaman


Report: Syria Most Deadly For Journalists, While Turkey No. 1 Jailer - rferl.org


Images of Turkish Reporter Felled by Police Water Cannon Stir Anger Online (VIDEO)- NYTimes.com


PHOTO: Turkey Reporter Hit With Water Cannon - Business Insider


PM also slammed me for my questions on Uludere, says journalist - CİHAN

 

Government interference in media revealed in book of former editor-in-chief - Today's Zaman

 

Social media becomes new venue for corruption revelations - CİHAN

 

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Syria News - Feb 14

 

U.S., Russia pledge to unblock Syria talks, Brahimi says - Reuters


VIDEO: Lakhdar Brahimi, Press Conference (Geneva, 13 Februrary 2014) English - YouTube


Opposition plan for post-war Syria ignores Assad - Reuters


FULL TEXT: Syrian opposition issues “Statement of Basic Principles” at Geneva talks - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


Syrian Coalition: We Seek To Eliminate the Terror of the Assad Regime - Syrian National Coalition


Syrian Coalition: Regime’s claims about Alleged Massacre in Maan are False - Syrian National Coalition


VIDEO: Rebel: No “Massacre” By Insurgents in Maan in Hama Province - EA WorldView

 

What Happened in Maan, the Two Massacres (PHOTOS) - SyriaNews

 

VIDEO: Report about the Islamic Terrorist Massacre on Civilans in al Maan - LiveLeak.com

 

Russian Resolution Focuses on Fighting Terrorism in Syria – Minister - RIA Novosti

 

Syria's warring sides agree to extend cease-fire in Old City of Homs - latimes.com

 

Homs governor says detained evacuees to be freed - AFP

 

Some almost good news from Yarmouk: UNRWA says deal in works to allow aid access - MiamiHerald.com

 

Non-Palestinian fighters leave Yarmouk camp - Worldbulletin News

 

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VIDEO: Takfiri terrorists strangulate Syrian girl in public - PressTV


ISIS Sharia Court Orders Syrian Girl Stoned to Death in Raqqa for Facebook Account - FrontPage Magazine


PHOTO: ISIS Sharia Court Orders Syrian Girl Stoned to Death in Raqqa for Facebook Account - Google Search


Exclusive: Top ISIS leaders revealed (PHOTOS) - Al Arabiya News


ISIS losing ground in Syria to Jabhat al-Nusra - Al-Monitor

 

New rebel group wages war on ISIS in Latakia countryside - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Child soldiers: victims of an expanding practice by al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria - Al-Shorfa

 

The destruction of the idols: Syria’s patrimony at risk from extremists - The Independent

 

Escaped Inmates From Iraq Fuel Syrian Insurgency - NYTimes.com

 

In Syria, Western Fundamentalists Are Tweeting From Amongst the Corpses - Newsweek

 

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Battle for Qalamoun reignites in strategic town of Yabroud - Syria Direct


Syrian planes pound rebel-held Yabroud - THE DAILY STAR


Special Report On Hezbollah's Role In The Yabrud Offensive - Brown Moses Blog


Opposition spokesman: 'FSA on home turf' in Yabroud - Syria Direct


When the battle in the city of Yabroud ends, political discourse in Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Iran will hit a new milestone - Al Akhbar English


Syrian Opposition Militants Holed Up in Krak des Chevaliers “Waiting for their Turn” - Al Akhbar English

 

49 FSA rebel groups unite in one entity in south Syria - ZAMAN ALWSL 

 

Al-Qaeda offshoot releases video of Iran embassy bombing, warns of more attacks to come - THE DAILY STAR

 

VIDEO: Abdullah Azzam Brigades publish new video of Iranian embassy attack - NOW

 

Lebanese army seizes top al Qaeda-linked militant - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Lebanese Sunnis fighting 'holy war' in Syria - Al Jazeera English

 

To protect Shiites, Hezbollah imposes its own checkpoints in Lebanon - CSMonitor.com

 

What's wrong with this conflict map of Syria? - Threat Matrix

 

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Turkey News - Feb 13

 

VIDEO (don't be misled by the wrong title): Talk to Al Jazeera - Erdogan Interview - YouTube


Cash found in shoeboxes at Halkbank ex-manager’s home not bank’s money: Turkish PM - hurriyetdailynews.com


Erdogan Defends New Internet Curbs as Way to Stop 'Cyber Bullies' - Naharnet


Turkish PM acknowledges phone call to media executive - hurriyetdailynews.com


Erdoğan's dismissal of questions not enough to refute probe claims - Airing News


CHP leader: Major tenders distributed by Erdoğan and Yıldırım - CİHAN

 

Gov't keeps playing deaf as Urla villa scandal deepens - CİHAN

 

Topbaş claims no misdeed in Urla villas - CİHAN

 

Two prominent businessmen testify as part of graft probes - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkey vows to go ahead with new airport despite court order - Yahoo!7

 

CHP leader reveals former Turkish minister’s advice to son before arrest - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Turkish government set to reintroduce controversial bill restructuring HSYK - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Government's conflictual approach to summary of proceedings draw criticism from opposition - Airing News

 

İzmir police chief reassigned twice in under a month - CİHAN

 

MHP leader calls on PM to ask for trial for graft - CİHAN

 

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17 given prison sentences for chanting anti-Erdoğan slogan - CİHAN


Turkish editor hits out at media coercion under Erdogan - Reuters


'Instructions rain down on Turkish media every day,’ says prominent editor-in-chief - hurriyetdailynews.com


VIDEO (Turkish): Turkish editor hits out at media coercion under Erdogan - CNN Turk


PM advisors' heavy role in media signal new level of engineering - CİHAN


Journalists' union criticizes PM's attitude towards media - Airing News

 

Opposition claims Erdogan may be media owner - Al-Monitor

 

Opposition expresses concern for security of free and fair elections - CİHAN

 

MHP leader: Legal voice recordings are of public interest - Airing News

 

RSF and CPJ reports show media freedom further crippled in Turkey - Airing News

 

REPORT: Democracy in Crisis: Corruption, Media, and Power in Turkey - Freedom House

 

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Suspicions Grow of Turkish Involvement in Murder of PKK Activists - SPIEGEL ONLINE


MİT behind Paris killings, says HDP co-chair - Airing News


Probe: Prosecutor's order to raid MIT trucks was a "counter-espionage activity" aimed at harming the work of the MIT - Sabah


Are Turkish weapons falling into hands of radical Syria groups? - Al-Monitor

 

Turkey likely to remain on gray list for terror financing - Airing News

 

Voice recording reveals pro-gov't daily turned blind eye on Uludere airstrike - Today's Zaman

 

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Syria News - Feb 11

 

UN "shocked" at reports of Syria massacre by rebels in the Alawite village of Maan - AFP


Activists: Rebel attack on Maan killed 40, half of the victims civilians including women while the other half village fighters defending their homes - ABC News


Syrian Army: Nusra Front Slaughter 42 in Maan, Hama - The Syrian Observer


Syrian Information Minister: Opposition Coalition delegation should have condemned Maan massacre - SANA


Syrian National Coalition on the Maan massacre in Hama: "This empty accusation is a desperate attempt to discredit rebels” - Syrian National Coalition


VIDEO: Syrian National Coalition spokesman Safi responds about Alawis killed for sectarian reasons at Maan: "No, no this not true” - Twitter / joshua_landis


Brits 'Involved In Syria Executions And Torture', The material was uploaded onto the accounts of two men from London thought to be linked to Jahbat al Nusra (VIDEO) - sky.com

 

Tales by ex-detainees raise questions about extremists’ goals in Syria - McClatchy DC News

 

In recent months, ISIS targeted hospitals, doctors, journalists - Latino Times

 

Al Qaeda splinter ISIS executes civilians as group withdraws from oil-rich Syrian province Deir Al Zour - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

VIDEO: Suspected ISIS militants killed Tawhid commanders in their sleep w. silenced small-arms in Sheikh Saeed, Aleppo - Twitter / Charles_Lister

 

ISIS Executes Man Attempting to Defect in Raqqa - The Syrian Observer

 

ISIL arrests FSA leader in Al-Raqqa - Syria Newsdesk

 

ISIS applies its own laws in Raqqa - Al-Monitor

 

VIDEO: Syrian Execution: "Scene Of Utter Cruelty” - LiveLeak.com

 

VIDEO: ISIS kills a man and steals his motorcycle - Twitter / joshua_landis

 

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VIDEO: Lakhdar Brahimi, Press Conference (Geneva, 11 Februrary 2014): Syria talks not making much progress - YouTube


Syria Deputy FM Mikdad: Coalition delegation's rejection of acknowledging presence of terrorism in Syria hindered agreement - SANA


Assad advisor: Syrian delegation has no qualms about an agenda for talks as long as counterterrorism comes first and transitional government second - SANA


Syrian Coalition: Political Transition Should Take Precedence over Ending Violence - Syrian National Coalition


Syrian Coalition: Effective Mechanisms Needed To Hold Assad to His Commitment - Syrian National Coalition


Syrian Coalition Submits a Report to the United Nations about Assad Crimes - Syrian National Coalition


Syrian opposition adds rebel figures to Geneva delegation - Reuters

 

Ambiguous Rebel Statements on the Geneva Negotiations - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

NCC Outlines Conditions for Participation at Geneva - The Syrian Observer

 

UN declares chaotic Homs evacuation a success, presses for similar access elsewhere in Syria - McClatchy DC

 

Syria allows some fighting-age men to leave Homs - Yahoo News

 

Syrian authorities question over 300 men from besieged Homs: U.N. - Yahoo News

 

Syria: Civilians to take over Yarmouk refugee camp after Al Nusra withdraw, new deal stipulates - Al Bawaba

 

Yarmouk Camp initiative enters into force as roadblocks and landmines removed - ZAMAN ALWSL 

 

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Xelil: A Federal System Is Now Inevitable For Syria - The Rojava Report


The Kurds and Rojava, State-Building in the Syrian War - Red (Team) Analysis


Construction of Democracy Continues in Cizîre Canton - The Rojava Report


Syrian Opposition Chief: PYD Autonomy ‘Useless’ and Will Not Last - Rudaw

 

KRG Says It Won’t Deal With PYD Autonomous Cantons in Syria - Rudaw

 

European delegation including MPs visit Syrian Kurdistan - ekurd

 

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Turkey News - Feb 11

 

Der Spiegel Report: Germany Has Evidence of Turkish MIT Hand in PKK Killings in Paris - Rudaw


Kurds murdered in Paris: justice refuses to question the DCRI Archives - Gagrule.net


PKK leader issues ultimatum to Turkish government - CİHAN


MIT Syria-bound trucks filled with US dollars, says opposition party leader - Today's Zaman


Erdog˘an’s Unusual Relationship With IHH Director - Aydinlik

 

Turkey’s MİT to monitor all religious groups as potential parts of parallel state - Brittius.com

 

Turkish PM hints at legal action against ‘gang’ within the state - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Lawyers, academics say ‘parallel state' was invented to block graft probe - CİHAN

 

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Erdoğan's media meddling knows no bounds, voice recordings reveal - CİHAN


AUDIO (Turkish): PM Erdogan intervenes Haberturk paper for publishing negative story, 3 journalists get fired - YouTube


PM Erdoğan: Internet bill protesters are defenders of porn - Today's Zaman


No. of banned websites in Turkey - Twitter / p_zalewski


Leaked photo of Zeynalov's press card shows press body under the Prime Ministry misinformed him - CI˙HAN

 

Restrictions on corruption suspects canceled - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey replaces controversial prosecutor Akkas in top cases - Worldbulletin News

 

Police experience high levels of stress in light of mass purge - Today's Zaman

 

Some corruption allegations: Government neck-deep in dirt - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey's new health law criminalizes Hippocratic oath - Today's Zaman

 

Turkey's Halkbank replaces 'shoebox cash' CEO - Yahoo News

 

Despite Turkey's spiralling economy, KSA is still investing "big" in Ankara--$8 billion "big"! - Al Bawaba

 

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Syria News - Feb 10

 

600 evacuated from Syria's Homs on eve of talks, Shelling targeted the UN aid convoy on Saturday and Sunday - Yahoo News


SANA: Terrorists fired mortar shells and detonated an explosive device in an attempt to derail the Homs relief efforts - SANA


Syrian Coalition Says Regime Attacked UN and Evacuees in Homs, Calls for UN Resolution - Syrian National Coalition


Syrian Coalition: Introduction of Aid to Homs Is a Cosmetic and Inadequate Response to Coalition Demands - Syrian National Coalition


VIDEO: Video appears to show incoming fire at Homs residents preparing to evacuate - Twitter / Brown_Moses


VIDEO: UN personnel running for covering as bombs fall near their vehicles - Twitter / joshua_landis


VIDEOS: 24 videos showing the attack on the UN convoy in Homs Sunday - Twitter / Brown_Moses

 

VIDEOS: Playlist of videos related to Saturday UN visit in Homs - Twitter / Brown_Moses

 

VIDEO: Besieged Homs Described as "Jungle of Monsters" by Evacuated Civilians Under the Rule of the Armed Militants - YouTube

 

VIDEO: Rebels Threatened to Fire at UN Aid Convoy Over a Week Prior to Homs Attack - YouTube

 

Syria's opposition not to change its delegation to second round of talks in Geneva - The Voice of Russia

 

Syrian Opposition Interim Prime Minister: PYD Autonomy ‘Useless’ and Will Not Last - Rudaw

 

Opposition calls for Syrian VP to head Geneva team - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

Saudi Arabia calls for urgent U.N. meeting on Syria, cites “growing evidence pointing to war crimes” - Al Arabiya News

 

Report: US officials presented the Saudis with a huge dossier with irrefutable evidence proving the involvement of Saudi Arabia in terrorist activities in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and even Russia - Al Akhbar

 

Syrian Official: Saudi Anti-Terrorism Law Not Real, It does not mention anything about halting support of insurgents in the form of funds, armaments and military training - abna.ir

 

1,400 Saudi militants fight in Syria: Report - PressTV

 

Hezbollah says to remain in Syria - THE DAILY STAR

 

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Islamist fighters seize Alawite village Maan in central Syria, kill 25 people - chicagotribune.com


VIDEO: Islamic Front's Ahrar & Jund al Aqsa capture Alawite village, Maan, north Hama & cleanse it from "filth of shabiha" - Twitter / joshua_landis


VIDEO: Video shows dead in Alawi village of Maan - Twitter / joshua_landis


VIDEO: Wahhabi Militants Invade Alawite Town of Maan in Rural Hama & Sectarian-Based Killings Reported - LiveLeak.com


Maalula nuns plead for release of Syria’s female prisoners in a new video broadcast by Al-Jazeera (VIDEO) - AFP


Al Nusra Front sets conditions to release Maaloula Nuns: Lebanese TV says - ZAMAN ALWSL


Ahrar Al-Sham, Al-Nusra Front Form Alliance to Fight ISIS in Deir Ezzur - islamicinvitationturkey.com

 

Jabhat al-Nusra accuse ISIS of cutting supply lines and theft in warning statement - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

Activists say ISIS top Lybian commander killed in in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, Syria - Al Arabiya News

 

Ahrar al-Sham call ISIS traitors and abolish joint front in Hasakah - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

 

ISIS Second-in-Command Chechen Umar Shishani Slams Saudi Cleric al-Mohaisany and “Peace Initiative” - ZAMAN ALWSL 

 

13 members defect from ISIL in Al-Raqqa - Syria Newsdesk

 

ISIS Jihadists execute man for blasphemy in Raqqa - ZAMAN ALWSL

 

Boy shot dead by ISIS sniper in Syria's Raqqa - aranews.org

 

VIDEO: Torture in ISIL prisons: documentary, compilation of liberated prisoners' testimonies - Twitter / joshua_landis

 

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Turkey News - Feb 9

 

Turkish police fire tear gas to break up Internet protest - Reuters


VIDEO [Exclusive Video with Camera Amateur]: Turkey: Water cannon drive protesters out of Taksim Square - YouTube


VIDEO: Fireworks and water cannon at Turkey internet protest - YouTube


VIDEO: Turkey: Police water cannons met with protesters' fireworks - YouTube


Opposition calls on Turkish President Gül to veto law on Internet - hurriyetdailynews.com


Erdogan says no Internet censorship in Turkey - AFP


Decision to deport journalist anti-democratic, say Turkey journalists' associations - Today's Zaman


Journalist's deportation stirs int'l press, fuels concerns over media freedom - Today's Zaman


Journalist in exile: How I was smeared, prosecuted and deported - Today's Zaman


AUDIO (Turkish subtitles): Erdogan’s phone call to head of private TV channel leaked. PM scorns CEO for airing opposition leader’s presser live - Twitter / WashingtonPoint

 

Leaked audio reveals Habertürk manipulated opinion poll - Today's Zaman

 

Court imposes media ban on Zarrab news reports - Today's Zaman

 

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP): ‘Zarrab to be released after threatening to reveal graft details’ - Today's Zaman

 

Iranian businessman Zarrab files lawsuit from prison against CHP leader - Today's Zaman

 

Businessman, bank manager cooperate to help companies pay bribes - Today's Zaman

 

Decision to demolish Urla villas not implemented - Today's Zaman

 

Justice minister admits calling prosecutors about graft probe - Today's Zaman

 

Delaying delivery of summary of proceedings unlawful, analysts say - Today's Zaman

 

Court halts reassignment of İzmir police officer, 195 more purged in Trabzon - Today's Zaman

 

Opposition accuses gov't of trying to block graft probe with new bill - Today's Zaman

 

Academics sign statement saying ‘rule of law suspended' - Today's Zaman

 

Turkish PM Erdoğan labels illegal wiretapping targeting him as ‘espionage’ - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

Deputies' phone communications to be electronically stored, CHP deputy warns - Today's Zaman

 

Senior education officials to be sacked under upcoming dershane bill - Today's Zaman

 

Opposition concerned about possible rigging in upcoming elections - Today's Zaman

 

Ninth MP quits over Turkish graft scandal - AFP

 

Ratings Agency S&P Downgrades Turkey Rating Outlook to Negative From Stable - moneynews.com

 

Turkish state-owned lender Halkbank’s brand value drops in 2013: Report - hurriyetdailynews.com

 

EBRD's Davey: Corruption may hit huge infrastructure investments - Today's Zaman

 

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