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Gunmen Kill Turkish Diplomat and Two Iraqis in the Kurdish Region of Iraq

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:20
There was no immediate word on a motive or suspects in the shooting, which occurred in a restaurant in Erbil.
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Turkey’s Crackdown on Academics Represses History Once Again

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 13:00
A campaign of silencing and prosecution is creating a vacuum at a pivotal moment.
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A New Dawn in Turkey After Erdogan Loses Istanbul

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 22:23
The city’s newest mayor promises something unthinkable under the president: coexistence.
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Candidates for Istanbul Mayor Hold Rare Debate on Live TV

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 21:28
The head-to-head, the first such event in Turkey in 17 years, pitted Ekrem Imamoglu of the opposition against Binali Yildirim, a government-backed former prime minister.
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An American Family Detained in Syria Is Sent Back to the U.S.

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 20:56
Kurdish authorities are releasing some of the 12,000 foreign women and children affiliated with the Islamic State held in detention camps in Syria.
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They Were ‘Comrades in Arms’ Against ISIS. Now the U.S. Is Eyeing the Exit.

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 23:17
The commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces hopes U.S. forces will stay in Syria. But if they don’t, he is prepared to defend his militia’s hard-fought gains.
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Where ISIS Ruled in Syria, Fear and Uncertainty Reign

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 17:04
The Islamic State lost control of eastern Syria, but a visit there found cities in shambles, an uncertain future and ISIS still carrying out deadly attacks.
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