Turkey Denies Warning Al-Qaeda Groups of U.S. Fighters in Syria

The Turkish government quickly denied a report that stated authorities provided information to al-Qaeda group Nusra Front about U.S.-trained Syrian fighters. The al-Qaeda members kidnapped the fighters as soon as they crossed into Syria.

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Alleged ‘Ankara Insider’: Turkey’s Suruç Bombing a False Flag Operation

A Turkish national whistleblower known on Twitter only under the alias Fuat Avni is claiming that the Suruç suicide bombing attributed to the Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS) was planned by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to allow for military action against Kurds. While the account is anonymous and provides no corroborating evidence, it has sufficient following to provoke a loud national response.


Turkey Allows US to Use Air Base to Attack ISIS in Syria

On Thursday, Turkey agreed to allow the US military to use an airbase to strike the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Syria. The news comes only a few days after a horrific suicide bombing in Suruc, which is just across the border from Kobane.

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Report: Turkey Had Advance Warning on ISIS Suicide Bombing at Border

New details are emerging about Monday’s suicide bombing in southeastern Turkey, including the allegation that the Turkish government had intelligence warning about the attack. The explosion took place in the town of Suruc, which is across the border from the Syrian town of Kobani. Both towns are major centers for the region’s Kurdish minority.