Turkish Troops in Mosul Top Agenda for Kurdish Leader in Ankara

Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, is currently in Ankara holding bilateral talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The meeting will cover trade and the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), and follows growing tensions between Turkey and Baghdad.

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Erdogan: No Apologies to Russia for Shooting Down Warplane

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, struck a confrontational note in a Thanksgiving Day interview with CNN, refusing to apologize for his forces shooting down a Russian warplane along the Syrian border this week. In fact, Erdogan said Turkey would take the same actions again, under similar circumstances.

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Erdogan Rebukes Fans Who Boo Greek Anthem, Not Moment of Silence for Paris

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the boos and cries of “allahu akbar” from Turkish fans at a soccer game against Greece this week, chiding fans for booing the Greek national anthem but not mentioning that fans also appeared to boo a moment of silence for the victims of last week’s terror attacks in Paris.

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Clashes, Fraud Rumors as Erdogan’s Ruling Party Takes Turkish Election

With 95 percent of the vote in, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) appear to have solidified their control of the nation’s Parliament, with significant losses for Kurd-friendly leftist People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP).

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Turkey Warns of ‘Further Escalation’ in Syria Due to Russian Bombing

Turkey was surprisingly quiet during the first day of Russian bombing in Syria, but they were certain to denounce the action, because they have long criticized the regime of dictator Bashar Assad and have insisted his removal was crucial to resolving the Syrian crisis. The Turks are not terribly fond of the Russians either.

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Turkish PM Pushing Anti-Assad Stance to Obama, Putin at UN

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who represents the nation most vocally opposed to the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, reportedly met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Barack Obama at the UN General Assembly to discuss the Syrian civil war.

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