Urfa

Type: City
Name: Urfa
Country: Turkey
Latitude: 37.169998
Longitude: 38.790001
population: 449,785
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Obama’s Syrian dilemma

Syria provides no easy answers. This time, IS knows that the U.S. will not send massive troop deployments into Syrian territory and has signalled that it does not care about international norms and western reaction. It recognises that the West has its ... [Published The Hindu - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

It's not just Scotland. Catalonia and Kurdistan are both fighting for autonomy too.

Movements across the world are fighting for politicial autonomy as a route to build a better society. If Scotland votes yes, it will have profound importance for Kurds and Catalans. The Kurdish independence movement in London, 2003, Wikimedia “I ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Children Forced to Learn Beheading, Watch Executions as Part of ISIS Recruitment Strategy

MOSCOW, September 7 (RIA Novosti) - Children who join ISIS training camps – either under duress or willingly – are forced to learn to use weapons, such as knives and AK-47 rifles, and watch executions as Islamist fighters prepare them for deadly miss ... [Published RIA Novosti - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Isil forcibly conscripting children to training camps

13-year-old’s homework included beheading a blonde doll Raqqa, Syria: This summer, in his hometown of Raqqa, Syria, 13-year-old Mohammad was forced to attend a children’s training camp established by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).When ... [Published Gulf News - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

The Islamic State makes millions from stolen antiquities

The sun sets behind ruined columns at the historical city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert, some 240 kilometers (150 miles) northeast of the capital of Damascus, Nov. 12, 2010. (photo by REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri) Author: Radikal (Turkey) Posted September ... [Published AlMonitor - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

With Blond Dolls And Kitchen Knives, ISIS Teaching Children How To Behead

This summer, in his hometown of Raqqa, 13-year-old Mohammad was forced to attend a children's training camp established by the  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). When his father opposed his son's conscription, ISIS fighters threatened to kill him. ... [Published Worldcrunch - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Last night in Istanbul

ISTANBUL—Our last day in this city, and in Turkey, actually began halfway through it, when we left the Grand Tarabya Hotel, on the banks of the Bosphorus at nearly noon.Our first stop was the Spice Bazaar (also known as the Egyptian Bazaar) to pick up ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Syrians adjust to life under ISIS rule

URFA, Turkey: On a dusty curb at the Akcakale border post between Turkey and Syria, two men sit waiting to cross back to their hometown of Tal Abyad, which, like many cities in northern Syria, is under the control of the now infamous ISIS.The men detailed ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Assad’s war on IS: Why now?

URFA, Turkey: When Syrian government air strikes pounded the radical Islamic State (IS) headquarters in the northern province of Raqqa on Sunday, it marked an important new front between arguably the two most powerful players in the country’s murky civil ... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Erdogan toured 30 provinces on his campaign trail

VIDEOTurkey's outgoing prime minister and President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan toured 30 provinces in Turkey during his presidential campaign.Erdogan decided to run for president following internal discussions in his Justice and Development Party (JDP) ... [Published Middle East Monitor - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Ancient times and current concerns

URFA—This is a city in Southeast Turkey, in the region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, a geographical note that should give a hint to the city’s biblical roots and the ancient sites that hark back to the beginnings of human civilization.But the ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jun 15 2014 - Updated Jun 15 2014 - 1 reports

The View From Your Window

Entities: Urfa, Turkey

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...intelligence website Debkafile - run by two veteran correspondents who covered the Middle East for 23 years for The Economist - reported that: "Turkey is giving Syrian rebel forces, including the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, passage through its territory to attack the northwestern Syrian coastal area around Latakia."

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Obama’s Syrian dilemma [Published The Hindu - Sep 16 2014]
Follow the money: How the West created IS [Published Sott.net - Sep 14 2014]
It's not just Scotland. Catalonia and Kurdistan... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 13 2014]
Arab Nation Hoax: Geared to Falsify Islamic His... [Published Afro Articles - Sep 08 2014]
Children Forced to Learn Beheading, Watch Execu... [Published RIA Novosti - Sep 07 2014]
Isil forcibly conscripting children to training... [Published Gulf News - Sep 04 2014]
With Blond Dolls And Kitchen Knives, ISIS Teach... [Published Worldcrunch - Sep 03 2014]
The Islamic State makes millions from stolen an... [Published AlMonitor - Sep 03 2014]
Last night in Istanbul [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Sep 02 2014]
Syrians adjust to life under ISIS rule [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Aug 29 2014]
Refugees pour into Turkey amid Middle East chaos [Published Deutsche Welle - Aug 29 2014]
Sahwa-like resistance against ISIS unlikely to ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Aug 22 2014]
Assad’s war on IS: Why now? [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 21 2014]
I scream, you scream [Published MountainXpress - Aug 13 2014]
Erdogan toured 30 provinces on his campaign trail [Published Middle East Monitor - Aug 12 2014]
Zaytinya Cooks Up a Delicious Dining Experience [Published Examiner.com - Aug 11 2014]
Dinner by the Bosphorus and other memories [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jul 12 2014]
Ancient times and current concerns [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jul 08 2014]
The View From Your Window [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 15 2014]
Turkey: UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitre... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 06 2014]
Netanyahu to settler leaders: ‘I fight for you’ [Published Mondoweiss - May 29 2014]
The destruction of the Shrine of Uways in Raqqa... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - May 20 2014]
Syrian Arab Republic: Regional Situation Report... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 06 2014]
Turkey: UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitre... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Feb 24 2014]
Biography for Abd-al-Aziz bin Abdallah Al al-Sh... [Published Able2Act - Oct 09 2006]
Biography for Abdullah Ocalan [Published Able2Act - Sep 05 2005]
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The View From Your Window [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 15 2014]
Urfa, Turkey, 7.10 am ...
Turkey: UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitre... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 06 2014]
Source: UN High Commissioner for RefugeesCountry: Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey Highlights ● On 02 June 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and ...
Netanyahu to settler leaders: ‘I fight for you’ [Published Mondoweiss - May 29 2014]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, meets with Dani Dayan, the former head of the Yesha settler’s council, on January 9, 2013 (photo credit: Gideon Markowicz/Flash90) Netanyahu to settlers: I’m fighting for you, but there are international ...
The destruction of the Shrine of Uways in Raqqa... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - May 20 2014]
[ by Charles Cameron -- the destruction by ISIS of the shrine of a remarkable Muslim saint, to be followed by a glimpse of the man himself ] . First, the destruction of the shrine of Uways in Raqqa: Before: I am not sure when the picture ...
Syrian Arab Republic: Regional Situation Report... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 06 2014]
Source: UN Population FundCountry: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey HIGHLIGHTS SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: UNFPA provides reproductive health services to 14,200 women, supports Caesarean-section deliveries for 650 women through ...
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