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Islamic State's Bootleg Petro-State May Prove Unsustainable
World  (tags: Islamic State Fighters, black market oil, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, violence, terrorism, middle-east, freedoms, conflict )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
With up to $2 million in daily revenue from black market oil, the Islamic State insurgency not only holds sway over swathes of Syria and Iraq but has also begun to lay the foundations to become a small petro-state. Such is the extent of the threat...
Anger Mounts in Turkey as Country Mourns Mine Workers
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Turkey, conflict, death, government, mine collapse, politics )

Kit
- 109 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Unions stage protest over workplace safety as excavators dig mass graves in the town of Soma.
Turkey Downs Syria Military Jet 'in Airspace Violation'
World  (tags: conflict, governments, humanrights, middle-east, politics, Syria, Turkey, media, society, violence )

Kit
- 162 days ago - bbc.com
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says its armed forces have shot down a Syrian military jet which had violated its airspace.
Turkey Blocks Twitter, After Erdogan Vowed 'Eradication'
World  (tags: Turkey, PM Erdogan, twitter, social media block, internet, freedoms, corruption, politics, Gezi park protests )

Angelika
- 164 days ago - hurriyetdailynews.com
Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to close down the social media platform. "We now have a court order. We'll eradicate Twitter. I don't care what the international community says."
Turkey's Restrictions on Press Freedoms Just Got Tighter
World  (tags: humanrights, politics, freedoms, Turkey, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, middle-east )

Cal
- 166 days ago - globalpost.com
A new law targeting independent and social media can now make dissent disappear so discreetly that users may not even notice.
Turkey PM Tells Obama to *"Take Care"* of Pennsylvania-Based Islamist Gulen (Updated)
World  (tags: Turkey, PM Erdogan gives orders to Obama, Gulen, plan crime, corruption )

Beth
- 168 days ago - creepingsharia.wordpress.com
Erdogan: "I told Obama [during a recent phone conversation] that the person who is responsible for the unrest in Turkey lives in your country, in Pennsylvania. I told him this clearly. I said, 'I expect what's necessary [to be done].' You have to take ..
Turkish Parliament Passes Draconian Internet Control Legislation
World  (tags: Internet, censorship, Turkey, freedoms, society, corruption, dictatorship, Tayyip Erdogan, freedom of expression, access to information, investigative journalism )

Angelika
- 207 days ago - aljazeera.com
Despite vociferous opposition from civil society groups, Turkey's parliament adopted a new internet censorship bill yesterday, which was roundly criticized as an assault on freedom of expression, access to information, and investigative journalism.
PETITION - Tell President Abdullah GüL to Protect the Open Internet in Turkey!
World  (tags: Turkey, ANTI-INTERNET CENSORSHIP, PETITION )

David
- 210 days ago - accessnow.org
Our friends in Turkey have asked for our help: --- This week, the Turkish parliament will vote to make its already harsh internet censorship laws even worse... Unless we help stop it. --- PLEASE SEND YOUR MESSAGE HERE ...
Turkey Is Alarmed By Extremist Militants in Syria Border Area
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, news, Syria, Turkey, radical rebels, society, government, conflict )

Cal
- 294 days ago - latimes.com
Turkey has welcomed Syrian rebels in the border area, but as the conflict drags on, the rise of Al Qaeda-linked militants becomes a concern.
ONE TREE   video
World  (tags: One Tree, Evren, Gezi Park Protests, Turkey, Human Rights, Environmental Rights, movement, the people )

Dandelion
- 314 days ago - youtube.com
It all started with a tree and you can't cut it down. It started with a tree can you hear that sound; It's the people. It's a moment - That we all really need. Finally awake we've been living in a dream. And everybody knows that we got to break free.
Plenty of Money for Weapons in Syria, Little for Refugees
World  (tags: government, society, conflict, Syria, Turkey, world, middle-east, news, news, world, Refugees&Relief, society, world )

Cal
- 347 days ago - csmonitor.com
Oxfam reports that many countries are far short of their expected humanitarian contributions for Syria, with Russia and Qatar providing only 3 percent.
UN Accuses Both Sides of War Crimes in Syria
World  (tags: government, society, conflict, Syria, Turkey, world, middle-east, news, news, world )

Cal
- 354 days ago - globalpost.com
The latest report from the United Nations indicts both regime and rebel forces for atrocities in Syria.
Syrian Refugees Flood Into Turkish Border Towns, Straining Resources and Tempers
World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, politics, middle-east, news, Syria, Turkey, world, children )

Cal
- 357 days ago - worldnews.nbcnews.com
More than 2 million refugees have fled Syria into neighboring countries since civil war began there in March 2011, and that number could double -‑ or even triple -‑ by the end of this year, according to United Nations estimates
Freedom Fighters or Al Qaeda? What You Need to Know About the Syrian Rebels
World  (tags: government, society, conflict, Syria, Turkey, world, middle-east, news )

Cal
- 361 days ago - theweek.com
A brutal execution video sparks concerns over who will lead the country after Assad
Is Turkey Rethinking the Syrian Kurd Issue?
World  (tags: government, society, conflict, Syria, Turkey, world, middle-east, news )

Cal
- 371 days ago - globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com
Turkey is becoming more of a key player in the region than ever.
 

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