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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Bad News For U.S.-Turkish Cooperation: ISIS May Have Launched Attack From Turkey

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any day now, the U.S. and Turkey may finally reach an agreement on jointly combating the Islamic State. But in the meantime, Turkey appe...

Empowering War Victims: Turkey-Syria Border, Part 2 of 6

Shermin Kruse | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

Empowering refugees of war is no easy task. Every child in this school has seen blood spilled in their streets. That 6-year-old girl in the corner watched as her home was destroyed. The nightmares of that 10-year-old boy offering me his snack will not let him sleep.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Turkey, Reluctant Partner In Obama's ISIS Strategy, Frustrates U.S. Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Turkey, with its resources, geographic position and potential regional sway, is uniquely suited to be the West's key partner against the...

Smugglers Offer Passage From Turkey To Syria For $20

AP | DESMOND BUTLER and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

ONCUPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour's drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of pe...

Fiercest Fighting In Days Between Kurds And ISIS In Kobani

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk URFA, Turkey, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Is...

Turkey Complies With U.S. Demand In Fight Against ISIS

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, f...

U.S. Says Turkey OKs Use Of Bases Against ISIS

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, f...

Over 2,000 Syrian Kurds Flee Kobani as Islamic State Advances, Kurdish Official Says

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2014 | World

MURSITPINAR, Turkey, Oct 6 (Reuters) - More than 2,000 Syrian Kurds including women and children are being evacuated from border town of Kobani afte...

Joe Biden Apologizes For Saying Turkey Admitted To Border Security Failures In ISIS Fight

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden phoned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday to offer a mea culpa for his recent remarks on Turkey's role in con...

Turkey's Parliament Approves Military Operations In Iraq, Syria

AP | SUZAN FRASER and DIAA HADID | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament approved a motion Thursday that gives the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria a...

Turkey: We Will fight Against ISIS

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2014 | World

By Orhan Coskun ANKARA, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Turkey will fight against Islamic State and other "terrorist" groups in the region but will stick to its ...

Turkey Signals Major Shift On ISIS

AP | Posted 11.23.2014 | World

NEW YORK (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he is considering expanding support for Western and Arab operations against the ...

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...

Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Plane

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2014 | World

ISTANBUL, March 23 (Reuters) - Turkey's armed forces shot down a Syrian plane on Sunday after it crossed into Turkish air space in a border region whe...

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...

Police And Protesters Clash At Controversial Wall On Syria-Turkey Border

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Turkish riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of demonstrators who were protesting Thursday over the building of a controversial wa...

Turkey Seizes Truckload Of Warheads Near Syria Border

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ISTANBUL, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Turkey seized a truck loaded with 1,200 rocket warheads and other weapons near the border with Syria on Thursday and det...

Turkey Builds Wall On Syria Border

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2013 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk and Orhan Coskun ANKARA, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Turkey is building a two-metre high wall along part of its border with Syr...

Turkey Renews Permit To Send Troops To Syria

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Parliament has extended by a year a mandate that allows the military to send troops into Syria if t...

Turkey Downs Syrian Helicopter

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

ISTANBUL — A Turkish fighter jet shot down a Syrian military helicopter on Monday after it entered Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warning...

Turkish Puts Military On Alert

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

(Adds quotes, meeting on possible refugee influx) ANKARA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Turkey has put its armed forces on alert to guard against...

Turkey Bombing Death Toll Rises To 51

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Four more people have been detained in connection with two car bomb attacks that killed dozens in a Turkish town near the Syria...

9 Detained In Car Bombings In Turkish Border Town

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's prime minister vowed Sunday his country won't be drawn into Syria's civil war, despite twin car bombings the governmen...

Explosions On Turkish-Syrian Border Kill Dozens

AP | SUZAN FRASER and MEHMET GUZEL | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey — In one of the deadliest attacks in Turkey in recent years, two car bombs exploded near the border with Syria on Saturday, kil...

Turkey Says Wounded Syrians Showed Signs Of Chemical Attack

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, May 10 (Reuters) - Syrian casualties treated in Turkey show signs of being victims of chemical weapons, ...