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Turkey/Syria News - Dec 28

By bartolo - Posted on 27 December 2013


Top administrative court overturns a government amendment requiring police officers to inform their superiors about all investigations - Today's Zaman

I would judge the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors if I had authority: Turkish PM -

Justice minister slams judges board over statement on judicial police regulation -

Justice Minister stopped police from carrying out prosecutor’s order - Today's Zaman

CHP head slams judicial regulation as ‘imperative to inform thiefs about probes' -

Rift in AK Party over graft probe widens as 3 more deputies resign - Today's Zaman

PM Erdoğan slams resigning AKP deputies in support rally at Istanbul airport -


Gov't preparing comprehensive reshuffle of governors, police chiefs - Today's Zaman


Turkish army says it will not get involved in political corruption scandal -


GYV head dismisses parallel state allegations against Hizmet lead by Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen - Today's Zaman


Erdogan’s woes snarl Turkey’s Syria policy - THE DAILY STAR


Turkey-US ties in 2013: Tension simmering over Mideast boils over amid graft probe - Today's Zaman


Police in Istanbul and Ankara stage crackdown on protesters denouncing Turkish gov't over graft scandal -


VIDEO: Weary Istanbulis fed up with Erdogan - The Globe and Mail


VIDEO: Anti-government protesters rock Turkey's Taksim Square -


VIDEO: Pepper gassing - police cannons clearing anti-government protesters -




Syrian troops ambush and kill dozens of Nusra Front rebels - The Washington Post

VIDEO: Footage of the ambush carried out by the Syrian army killing dozens of Nusra Front rebels - YouTube

ISIS armed group kidnaps 7 media activists in Aleppo Wednesday - ZAMAN ALWSL

Radical 'Iraq and The Levant' kidnaps prominent journalist in Aleppo - ZAMAN ALWSL 

Terrorists assassinate Imam of al-Bisher Mosque in Damascus countryside - SANA, Syria

4 martyred, 19 others injured in terrorist attacks by mortar shells in Homs, Damascus and Idleb - SANA, Syria

Nilesat suspends Deir Zour channel over claims of Supporting Al Qaeda - ZAMAN ALWSL


How al-Qaeda Changed the Syrian War by Sarah Birke - The New York Review of Books


The Islamic State: Leaving al-Qaeda Behind - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


VIDEO: Huge gathering in Maarat Al Nouman demanding the release of FSA Lt. Col. Ahmed Soud, detained by ISIS - YouTube


PHOTO: After that huge gathering to call for the release of FSA Lt Col Ahmed Soud today, ISIS released him -


VIDEO: Al Qaeda terrorists in syria playing with the head of a Syrian soldier after they beheaded him -




Syrian Coalition: We will not Go to Geneva if Shelling by Barrel Bombs Continues - Syrian National Coaltion

Syrian opposition interim government head rejects Iran's participation in Geneva II - Al-Monitor

The opposition government defense minister calls on Arab countries to support the armed opposition - Al-Monitor

Syrian opposition rejects regime oil deal with Russia - GlobalPost

Al-Moallem: Geneva Conference should focus on combating terrorism - SANA, Syria


Moscow favors practice of local truce in Syria - The Voice of Russia


Car bombing kills pro-Western Lebanese politician critical of Syria and its ally Hezbollah -


VIDEO: Lebanon bomb kills ex-minister Chatah, Hezbollah and Syria deny role - euronews


Hizballah Cavalcade: Deck the Halls with a Minority Alliance: Shia Militia Social Media Messages to Christians - JIHADOLOGY


U.S. Sends dozens of Hellfire missiles and low-tech surveillance drones to aid Iraq fight with extremists -


Iraq: Government continues offensive against ISIS - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


France tries to supplant US as Saudi Arabia's arms supplier - Al-Monitor




Kurdish militia has 35,000 fighters: spokesman - THE DAILY STAR

Reports that the YPG has taken over 5 villages by al-Qamishli city after violent clashes with the ISIS - Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

MAP: YPG recent advances against ISIS in North-Eastern - Twitter / p_vanostaeyen

Syrian Kurds Agree to Side with Opposition in Geneva Talks: Source -


Kurdish Female 'Police' Center Set Up in Qamishli - Transnational Middle-East Observer


Another wall of shame built on Efrin border by Turkey - ANF


VIDEO: Rojava Kurdistan: Syria's Unknown War (VICE News) - YouTube


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