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The liberation of Kobani and its repercussions 4 février 2015

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Today’s Zaman (Turkey) February 04, 2015, p. 11

Dogu Ergil

Kurdish fighters have liberated the Syrian town of Kobani, located at the border between Turkey and Syria. After an intense 134-day-long battle with Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, they earned a hard-won victory. (suite…)

U.S. can’t afford to lose a friend 13 décembre 2014

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Star Tribune (USA) Saturday, December 13, 2014, p. A7

By Ross Wilson *

Despite friction over Syria and ISIL, Turkey remains a key ally at a time when we need one. (suite…)

When will Turkey join the fight against Isil? 9 décembre 2014

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The Daily Telegraph (UK) Tuesday, December 9, 2014, p. 21

Shashank Joshi *

Western leaders will be asked to pay a high price for Ankara’s help in crushing the jihadists. (suite…)

France-Turkey: cooperation and rapprochement 5 novembre 2014

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Today’s Zaman (Turkey) Wednesday, November 5, 2014, p. 11

Beril Dedeoğlu

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan traveled to Paris last week for an official visit, but Turkish media didn’t pay much attention to this diplomatic event. (suite…)

Turkey and the Question of Military Intervention: Pressures and Constraints 25 octobre 2014

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Policy Analysis (Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies) October 2014

Emad Y. Kaddorah *

Turkey is facing critical choices over immediate military intervention in its own backyard.[1] It can either respond to escalating calls and demands for direct intervention; prioritize its own reading of the internal and regional developments and put its national interests first (suite…)

Turkey, ISIL and the PKK: It’s complicated 7 octobre 2014

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Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) October 7, 2014, p. 3

Murat Yetkin

It’s a complicated equation, but it’s not too difficult to solve. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was founded in 2013, based on the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), which previously called itself al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia (AQM). ISI was founded in 2004 in reaction to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. (suite…)

Defending the Tomb of Suleyman Shah: Turkey’s Options and Challenges 1 octobre 2014

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EDAM Discussion Paper Series, 2014/8, 1 October 2014, 18 p.

Can Kasapoglu & F. Doruk Ergun *

As Turkey has hardened its rhetoric towards Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) following the release of the hostages, a new crisis seems to be in the offing with the increased activity around the Tomb of Suleyman Shah, Turkey’s exclave near Aleppo. (suite…)

A Turkish Perspective on the Rise of the Islamic Caliphate 1 septembre 2014

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EDAM Discussion Paper Series 2014/6, 1 September 2014

Sinan Ulgen & F. Doruk Ergun *

In their paper entitled “A Turkish perspective on the rise of the Islamic Caliphate”, Sinan Ulgen and Doruk Ergun elaborate on the challenges posed by ISIL and analyze Turkey’s potential role in the containment of ISIL. (suite…)

Turkey turns inwards as war spreads from Syria to Iraq 4 juillet 2014

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Reuters World General News (UK) Friday, July 4, 2014

By Jonny Hogg, Ankara

Turkish PM Erdogan virtually silent over Iraq. Analysts say Ankara wary after Syria travails. Government says Iraq warnings weren’t heeded. Kurds eyeing independence could benefit. (suite…)

Turkey feels looming impact from Iraqi crisis 21 juin 2014

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Xinhua – News Agency (China)

Saturday, June 21, 2014, Ankara

Turkey may face serious political and economic blowback from the escalation of crisis in Iraq where an al-Qaida splinter group mounts threats against the federal government in Baghdad, threatening the security of neighboring countries, Turkish analysts said on Saturday. (suite…)

Iran and Turkey: Unlikely duo amid regional turmoil 17 juin 2014

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Al Jazeera.com (Qatar) 16 June 2014

Vartan Oskanian *

Cooperation between Turkey and Iran is critical for the resolution of persisting conflicts in the Middle East. On every continent, there is a pair of neighbouring countries that are very similar, yet different. (suite…)