Antakya (Turkey)

Type: City
Name: Antakya (Turkey)
Country: Turkey
Latitude: 36.200001
Longitude: 36.169998
population: 154,881
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

US journalist freed by Syria militants

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON — A US journalist abducted in October 2012 was released Sunday in Syria to UN representatives.Peter Theo Curtis, 45, who appeared in a video on June 30 reading a prepared script saying that he was a journalist from Boston, was initially ... [Published Garden City Telegram - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

In Fight Against ISIS, US Needs Turkey To Stop Flow Of Money, Supplies, Foreign Fighters

Over the past month, the Islamic State, the militant group which has now beheaded three hostages and  is taking over large parts of Iraq and Syria in an attempt to establish a caliphate, has  recruited thousands of soldiers  from abroad. It is estimated ... [Published International Business Times - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

World music to echo in Side

ANTALYAThe Side International Culture and Arts Festival, which has been organized for 13 years in Side in the southern province of Antalya’s Manavgat district, will be organized this year with a new name concept.The event, organized by the Manavgat Municipality, ... [Published Turkish Daily - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Turkey could play a crucial role in suppressing the Syrian crisis

The fragrant smoke of hookahs mingles in the air of a café in Antakya, a small city in Turkey near the Syrian border, as a few Western journalists discuss routes across the frontier with locals.This is where reporters crossing into Syria meet fixers and ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Turkey Struggles to Halt 'Jihadist Highway'

ANTAKYA, Turkey—Turkey is struggling to close a "jihadist highway" that lets foreign militants slip across its border into Syria, amid pressure from Western governments and mounting security fears at home. Turkish forces have stepped up arrests, patrols ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Syrian refugees trigger child labour boom in Turkey | Law

Counting in Arabic, Hamza is carefully stacking freshly-baked flatbreads on the shop counter. It is a Saturday afternoon in the southern Turkish town of Antakya, blisteringly hot. The seven-year-old boy has been working in the small bakery ever since ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop

ANTAKYA, Turkey, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- An Islamic State laptop computer found in Syria allegedly contains plans to build chemical weapons for spreading bubonic plague.The computer, now in Antakya, Turkey, belonged to a Tunisian militant named Muhammad S., ... [Published UPI - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Plague Data Found on Islamic State Computer

An Islamic State laptop computer found in Syria allegedly contains plans to build chemical weapons for spreading bubonic plague. The computer, now in Antakya, Turkey, belonged to a Tunisian militant named Muhammad S., who studied university-level chemistry ... [Published TVNewsCheck - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

European jihadists: It ain’t half hot here, mum

THE two young men in the bus from Antakya, in south-eastern Turkey, to Reyhanli, nearer the border with Syria, sported long beards, calf-length trousers and toted small drawstring bags with their minimal belongings. They spoke in broken Arabic to the ... [Published The Economist - Middle East & Africa - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Turkey vulnerable amid crisis in Iraq

ANTAKYA, Turkey – At a bustling hole-in-the-wall family-run kebab shop, people are gathered out front, drinking cay (tea) and smoking cigarettes.Inside it is crowded and blistering hot as Ali stands over an open fire, turning skewers of meat, occasionally ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 31 reports

American Journalist Missing Since 2012 Released from Syrian Kidnappers

Days after the execution of American journalist James Foley, another American journalist has been freed from his Syrian captors. Peter Theo Curtis went missing in Syria in 2012; reports now say Curtis has been safely returned to a United Nations representative ... [Published Crosswalk - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

TODAY'S ZAMAN - ISIL allegedly tipped off to US operation to free Foley from Antakya

ISIL allegedly tipped off to US operation to free Foley from Antakya A secret planned United States military operation in Syria this summer to save US journalist James Foley before he was beheaded by the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ... [Published Zaman - Aug 24 2014]

Quotes

...The Arabic subtitle reads "I am a prisoner and that is something I will not deny." (AP Photo)
"We need to bear in mind that he will do, understandably, whatever he has to do to preserve his life" Horgan said. "He has no say in how this is unfolding."
Erdogan said Monday that he was considering the creation of a buffer zone on the country's border with Syria. "The TurkishTurkish armed forces are working on this. If necessary, we will decide about the buffer zone" Erdogan said, according to the president's press office
The women's rights activist explains a worrying trend: "Local women are anxious. The constant fear of losing their husbands puts a lot of pressure on them. Domestic violence, threats, psychological pressure and abuse from their spouses have increased. We notice a rise in mental illness, especially depression, but the topic is not being addressed by the authorities."

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Obama’s UN Ambassador Admits Fight Against ISIS... [Published PrisonPlanet - 21 hours ago]
Coalition of the unwilling [Published Indian Express - Sep 21 2014]
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US journalist freed by Syria militants [Published Garden City Telegram - Sep 19 2014]
New Islamic State Video Features British Hostag... [Published NDTV - Sep 19 2014]
Syrian Smugglers Say Turkish Buffer Zone At Bor... [Published International Business Times - Sep 16 2014]
The Danger of Depending on Turkey [Published Algemeiner.com - Sep 15 2014]
In Fight Against ISIS, US Needs Turkey To Stop ... [Published International Business Times - Sep 14 2014]
Why A Pro-Revolution Syrian Schoolteacher Now S... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 09 2014]
Syria's refugee brides: desperately seeking a T... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 08 2014]
Arab Nation Hoax: Geared to Falsify Islamic His... [Published Afro Articles - Sep 08 2014]
Welcome to the new Middle East [Published Al Ahram - Sep 07 2014]
World music to echo in Side [Published Turkish Daily - Sep 07 2014]
Turkey could play a crucial role in suppressing... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 06 2014]
Turkey could play a crucial role in suppressing... [Published Globe and Mail - Sep 06 2014]
New charges for Gezi Park protesters as anniver... [Published Middle East Eye - Sep 05 2014]
Secret Gardens pomegranate essence [Published Foodbev - Sep 05 2014]
Turkey Struggles to Halt 'Jihadist Highway' [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 04 2014]
NBC Reporter: 'Ridiculous' That Obama Has No St... [Published Media Research Center - Sep 03 2014]
Missing US journalist Steven Sotloff reportedly... [Published Nine MSN - Sep 02 2014]
OCADO : The Power of Pomegranate Bottled: The P... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 02 2014]
Jewish Corset-Shop Owner Fights Eviction To Kee... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 02 2014]
Syrian refugees trigger child labour boom in Tu... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 02 2014]
Syrian refugees trigger child labour boom in Tu... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 02 2014]
Syria Refugee Total Nears Ten Million [Published Global Research - Aug 30 2014]
Plague Data Found on Islamic State Computer [Published TVNewsCheck - Aug 29 2014]
The Islamic State's Terror Laptop of Doom [Published AINA - Aug 29 2014]
Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State ... [Published UPI - Aug 29 2014]
European jihadists: It ain’t half hot here, mum [Published The Economist - Aug 28 2014]
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European jihadists: It ain’t half hot here, mum [Published The Economist - Middle East & Africa - Aug 28 2014]
THE two young men in the bus from Antakya, in south-eastern Turkey, to Reyhanli, nearer the border with Syria, sported long beards, calf-length trousers and toted small drawstring bags with their minimal belongings. They spoke in broken Arabic to the ...
American Held Captive By Al-Qaeda Freed After N... [Published The China Blog - Aug 24 2014]
An American journalist kidnapped and held by an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria has been freed, the United States said Sunday, ending his nearly two years in captivity. Peter Theo Curtis was abducted in Antakya, Turkey, from where he planned to enter Syria ...
American Held Captive By Al-Qaeda Freed After N... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Aug 24 2014]
An American journalist kidnapped and held by an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria has been freed, the United States said Sunday, ending his nearly two years in captivity. Peter Theo Curtis was abducted in Antakya, Turkey, from where he planned to enter Syria ...
American Held Captive By Al-Qaeda Freed After N... [Published TIME.com - Aug 24 2014]
An American journalist kidnapped and held by an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria has been freed, the United States said Sunday, ending his nearly two years in captivity. Peter Theo Curtis was abducted in Antakya, Turkey, from where he planned to enter Syria ...
Turkey: UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitre... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 25 2014]
Source: UN High Commissioner for RefugeesCountry: Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey Highlights ● On 22 July 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and ...
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