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Syria's Young Diamonds: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 5)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

While some of the young are despondent, looking for nothing more than to grow old enough to die, the vast majority still dream of something better and are willing to do what it takes to climb themselves out of "The Lost Generation" that the international human-rights community has labeled them. Among these hopefuls, leaders emerge, those with an intense devotion to learning.

Chess in a Conflict Zone: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 6)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

The lone American in the trailer leans over the students to study their moves, his Syrian translator practically attached to his hip. The Karam Leadership Program identification card hanging around his neck sways side-to-side as he points out a strategic mistake.

We Leave, They Stay: Turkey-Syria Series (Part 4)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

Many do not remember their homes back in Syria, and do not think of their current dimly-lit slabs of concrete with yellow water and no heat as "home". Trying to draw them out, Lina suggests they sketch their future homes instead. The dream home they will have when they return to Syria.

Rabbits in Syria: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 3)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

We sit in the garden of the Salam school in the city of Reyhanli, at the Turkey-Syria border. The wind ruffles the olive trees, and from the corner of my eye I see the school's pet ducks and rabbits basking in the afternoon sun. This is the setting of Karam's journalism class.

'I Shed Tears': Turkey-Syria Border (Part 1)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

I traveled to Reyahnli with the Karam Foundation, a non-profit aid organization founded in 2007 and operating in Turkey and Syria. For the last year, Karam has engaged with the Salam school to provide its young students with a physical therapy and wellness program.

Sophia Jones

Turks Held By The Islamic State: 'It Was A Fine Line Between Life and Death'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

DALAKCI, Turkey -- They waited inside the consulate for days like sitting ducks until the masked invaders of the Islamic State finally came for them. ...

'Kobani Is In Danger'

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

By Jonny Hogg and Tom Perry MURSITPINAR, Turkey/BEIRUT, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Islamic State has reinforced fighters who are battling Kurdish forces f...

Harrowing Photos Of The Refugee Crisis Unfolding On Turkey's Border

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

More than a hundred thousand people, mostly Kurds, have crossed from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, fleeing a fierce offensive by Islamic St...

Sophia Jones

Turkey Blacklists Al Qaeda-Linked Syrian Rebel Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- A year and a half after the United States designated the al Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra a terrorist organization, Turk...

Joshua Hersh

More Syrians Than Ever Rush To Leave Aleppo

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.10.2014 | World

ONCUPINAR BORDER CROSSING, Turkey -- On Saturday afternoon, a Syrian man who gave his name as Sobhi was standing on the side of the road a few feet in...

Car Bomb Explodes On Volatile Syria-Turkey Border

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.17.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Russia insisted Tuesday that a U.N. Security Council resolution governing Syria's handling of its chemical weapons not allow t...

Syria's Civil War Spreads to Turkey

Claude Salhani | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

After two massive car bombs exploded in a Turkish border town last week killing at least 43 people, Turkey warned it will take the necessary measures to protect itself.

UN 'Watching Tragedy Unfold' In Syria As Millions In Need Out Of Reach

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact

* "Watching tragedy unfold," U.N. aid chief says * Rebels say 3 million in their areas need help * Amos says Syria still...

Clinton: NATO Patriot Missile Decision Sends 'Clear Message' To Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says NATO's decision to send Patriot missiles to Turkey is a clear message to Syria: T...

NATO OKs Patriot Missiles For Turkey's Border With Syria

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — NATO announced Tuesday that it will deploy Patriot anti-missile systems near Turkey's southern border, shoring up defenses against th...

Syrian Anti-Aircraft Shell Hits Turkey

AP | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- An anti-aircraft shell from Syria hit an empty room of a health center inside Turkey, a private news agency reported Tuesday. No inj...

Turkey Scrambles Fighter Planes To Syria Border

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

HACIPASA, Turkey, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Turkey scrambled two fighter planes to the border with Syria on Friday after a Syrian military ...

Syria And Turkey Exchange Fire As Border Tensions Mount

AP | MEHMET GUZEL and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.07.2012 | World

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Turkey and Syria fired artillery and mortars across their volatile border for a fifth consecutive day on Sunday, in one of th...

Turkey, Syria and the Geopolitics of Identity

Peter Henne | Posted 12.05.2012 | World
Peter Henne

The Syrian shelling of Akcakale -- a Turkish village on the Syrian border -- and Turkey's military response against Syrian targets was shocking. How did the Turkish-Syrian relations go from close-and-getting-closer to on-the-brink-of-war?

Turkey Approves 'Use Of Force' In Syria

AP | MEHMET GUZEL and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Turkey sanctioned further military action against Syria on Thursday and bombarded targets across the border with artillery fo...

Turkey Attacks Syria For 2nd Day

AP | MEHMET GUZEL and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey fired on Syrian targets for a second day Thursday but said it has no intention of declaring war, despite tensions afte...

Report: Turkey Strikes Back At Syria

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | World

Reuters reports that Turkey has retaliated for the the Syrian mortar bomb fired over the Turkish border, which killed five members of a Turkish family...

Syrian Rebels Win Battle Over Border Crossing

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

By Kadir Celikan AKCAKALE, Turkey, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels seized control of a third border crossing with Turkey on Wednesda...

Rebels Battle Assad Forces Along Border

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels battled government forces along the Turkish border on Tuesday in an attemp...

Fighting In Syria's Largest City Intensifies

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

KILIS, Turkey -- More than 1,300 Syrians fled to Turkey overnight to escape the civil war as rebels tried to expand their hold inside Syria's largest ...