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Turkey/Syria News - Dec 26

By bartolo - Posted on 25 December 2013


Three ministers resign as one urges PM to step down amid corruption probe - Today's Zaman

VIDEO: Embattled Erdogan defends AK Party as trio of ministers resign - YouTube

VIDEO: Protests in Ankara chanting "AKP resign" - Vine

VIDEO: Istanbul clashes as Turkey PM Erdogan condemns 'plot' - YouTube

VIDEO: Protestors call for government's "urgent" resignation" -

Turkish PM replaces 10 ministers amid graft inquiry - Reuters


PM threatens business, media and civic groups amid corruption woes - Today's Zaman


PM praises chief suspect Zarrab for contribution to Turkish economy - Today's Zaman


VIDEO: Istanbul's police chief axed as anti-graft raid backlash intensifies - YouTube


400 more police officers in İstanbul removed from duty - Today's Zaman


Journalists' unions slam directive denying access to police departments - Today's Zaman


İstanbul prosecutor orders detention of 30 people, police resist - Today's Zaman


US refutes media reports of embassy staff lobbying against Turkish government -


Growing Mistrust Between U.S. and Turkey Is Played Out in Public -




Damascus says rebels attacked chemical weapons sites - AFP

Syria gov: Secret location of Syria chemical sites ‘leaked’ to al-Nusra -

Truce agreed between government and rebels in besieged town Moadamiyaat Ash-Sham near Damascus - Yahoo News

VIDEO: Besieged Moadamiyaat Ash-Sham Raises Regime Flag to Get Food - YouTube

AP Exclusive: Al-Qaida leader targeting UN workers - Yahoo News

Terrorist mortar attack claims lives of 4 citizens in Damascus- SANA, Syria


25 Islamist groups unite under Al Qaeda command in Al Qalamoun battles - ZAMAN ALWSL 


FSA is in talks with Islamic Front to unite efforts: Chiefs spokesman - ZAMAN ALWSL 


Moroccan ex-Guantánamo Detainee Mohammed Mizouz Identified In Syria - Syria Comment


Exclusive: The story of a kidnapped Syrian forced by al-Qaeda to bomb in Idlib -


Al-Qaeda in Syria Recruiting Foreign Fighters Online - Assyrian International News Agency


The Syrian Electronic Army Is at It Again -


New report exposes digital front of Syria's civil war - Al Jazeera America


UN Investigator Undercuts New York Times on Syria Chemical Attack - Alternative


VIDEO: Compilation of Videos Shows Children Fighting Among Syrian Rebels Including the Free Syrian Army - Israel National News




Exclusive - Assad s secret oil lifeline: Iraqi crude from Egypt - Yahoo!7

Syria signs offshore oil and gas exploration deal with Russia - RT Business

Syria issues second food tender using Iranian credit - THE DAILY STAR

Iraq closes border with ally Syria - Al Arabiya News


UN chief: Iran should be part of international conference on Syria - Trend.Az


VIDEO: UN chief wants Iran to attend Syria peace talks - YouTube


Follow the Money: How Syrian Salafis Are Funded From the Gulf - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Hizballah Cavalcade: Khamenei’s Cannon: .50 Caliber Anti-Material Rifles & Shia Fighters in Syria - JIHADOLOGY


Hizballah Cavalcade: Liwa’a al-Hamad: Harakat al-Nujaba’s Latest Shia Militia in Syria - JIHADOLOGY




Kurdish Groups Agree to Attend Geneva 2 Under United Banner - Rudaw

The Fractious Politics of Syria's Kurds,  PYD is deeply problematic but shares some common interests with US - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

The Rojava Revolution in 2013: The Success of the YPG - The Rojava Report

Syria’s Kurdish Army: An Interview With Redur Khalil - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Rojava (Syria Kurdistan): Syria's Unknown War - VICE United States


Al Nusrah Kurds: how do they operate and why do they fight fellow Kurds in Syria? - The Kurdistan Tribune


Iraqi Kurdistan's security forces arrest Islamic leader for encouraging youths to go to Syria - ekurd


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