Oct 13 2014 - 12:53
Three German journalists - Björn Kietzmann, Christian Grodotzki and Ruben Martin Neugebauer - detained in Turkey’s Diyarbakir yesterday for alleged espionage and provocations, have been released today after 30 hours of arrest, RIA Novosti reports.The journalists were covering protests by Kurds against the reluctance of the Turkish government to fight Islamic State.
Oct 7 2014 - 15:28
Terrorists of Islamic State (ISIS) have taken over part of Kobani in Syria. Hundreds of the city's inhabitants have fled it. ISIS controls three quarters of the city in the east and is fighting for control of the south-western side, said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Council, The Guardian reports.Kobani plays an important role for Kurds and Islamists, it is a strategic territory between Aleppo and Ar-Raqqah.
Sep 21 2014 - 16:18
Some 70 thousand Syrian refugees arrived in Turkey yesterday. The people fleed from militants of the Islamic State, ITAR-TASS reports on Sunday. According to the UN chief commissioner for human rights, several hundred thousand people may leave Syria for Turkey soon.
Sep 12 2014 - 12:49
Turkey has extradited the head of a terrorist structure recruiting Islamists in France for war in Syria. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that the man extradited from Turkey to Paris was operating in Toulouse and Strasbourg, ITAR-TASS reports.About 900 French citizens are fighting or have undergone training in the ranks of Islamists in the Middle East, mainly in Syria, Iraq and North Africa. Some of them were members of the ISIS. France has the highest number of radical Islamists in Europe.
Sep 12 2014 - 12:22
The Kuwaiti diplomats, including a military attaché, responsible for beating up Turkish military pilot Hakan Karakus in Ankara yesterday, have been summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. The pilot was severely injured, Trend reports.