Turkey nears goal of no-fly zone on Syria
Turkey nears goal of no-fly zone on Syria border | Middle East EyeMiddle East EyeThe rapprochement, coming after decades of a territorial dispute over the Turkish province of Antakya, was viewed uneasily from Washington which had long had strained relations with Damascus. All that changed abruptly when the Arab Spring spread to ...and more »
Posted on 26 July 2015 | 4:12 am
Analysis / Lack of unity among rebels
HaaretzAnalysis / Lack of unity among rebels helping Assad in Syria - Middle East ...HaaretzThe words on the banner at a meeting in the Turkish city of Antakya this week were squeezed together to fit on the cloth: “Restructure the supreme military leadership council in a way that suits the rebel forces operating in the area,” stated the ...and more »
Posted on 24 July 2015 | 6:16 pm
From sandy beaches to busy stock
QuartzFrom sandy beaches to busy stock markets—people read the Quran in unusual placesQuartzA wounded Syrian refugee reads Islam's holy book as he lies in his bed at a private hospital in Antakya, Turkey.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) Islam-Quran An Egyptian broker, centre, reads the Quran during a break as others work in the Egyptian stock ...
Posted on 23 July 2015 | 3:37 am
Turkish doctor pictured holding dead friend
Ahram OnlineTurkish doctor pictured holding dead friend survives attackAhram OnlineTurkish press reports said that they had come from all over Turkey including Istanbul, the Black Sea region and the mainly Kurdish southeast. The youngest victim was reportedly Okan Pirinc, 18, from the southern region of Antakya. Among the oldest was ...and more »
Posted on 22 July 2015 | 9:02 am
Anguish and anger as families bid farewell
Enter Stage RightAnguish and anger as families bid farewell to Turkey bombing victimsThe Straits TimesAccording to the Hurriyet daily, one of the youngest victims, Okan Pirinc, 17, was a schoolboy from the southern city of Antakya. Another victim was Hatice Ezgi Sadet, a student at Istanbul's prestigious fine arts university. Many others were just in ...Egypt accuses Turkey of subversionEnter Stage RightMourners decry jihadists as bombing victims buriedNewstalk ZBExplosion of anger at blast victims' funerals | Arab NewsArab Newsall 2,706 news articles »
Posted on 21 July 2015 | 7:06 am
"We are losing our future": The
One of the few doctors left in Aleppo describes the frantic effort to save people injured in airstrikes, more than half of them children
Posted on 19 March 2015 | 8:01 pm
Kidnapping of Pentagon-trained fighters in
ANTAKYA, Turkey — A Pentagon program to train moderate Syrian insurgents to fight the Islamic State has been vexed with problems of recruitment, screening and desertions that have left only a tiny band of fighters ready to do battle. This tiny band ...
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 12:17 pm
Abductions Hurt U.S. Bid to Train Anti-ISIS
ANTAKYA, Turkey — A Pentagon program to train moderate Syrian insurgents to fight the Islamic State has been vexed with problems of recruitment, screening, dismissals and desertions that have left only a tiny band of fighters ready to do battle.
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 12:07 pm
Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic
ANTAKYA, Turkey, Aug. 29 (UPI) --An Islamic State laptop computer found in Syria allegedly contains plans to build chemical weapons for spreading bubonic plague. The computer, now in Antakya, Turkey, belonged to a Tunisian militant named Muhammad S.,
Posted on 29 August 2014 | 4:27 am
'We are so relieved but also deeply
Please know that we will be eternally grateful.' Curtis, 45, was abducted in Antakya, Turkey, in October 2012 from where he planned to enter Syria to teach English, according to Al Jazeera. He was held by the Nusra Front, the Qaeda affiliate in Syria ...
Posted on 24 August 2014 | 11:36 pm
Only 18 Members Remain in 2,300-Year-Old
The once thriving Jewish community of Antakya, Turkey has now dwindled to just 18 members as many locals have fled to escape unrest and violence in the area, Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday. “When I was young, the beit knesset [synagogue] was always full.
Posted on 19 May 2014 | 5:56 am
Open Question: Is Antakya, Turkey, safe?
I've got a teaching job job there, I'm 19 years old, from Britain.
My mum got angry and said that the government keeps tabs on people who go to those places: she gave an example of a guy she knew who was involved with socialist groups who was then banned from travelling to the USA. Kind of a shitty argument, I think, because socialist and jihadi terrorist groups are pretty much unrelated. I also have no history of extremism, accessing extremist material or even interest in Islam (aside from the academic).
Anyway, the more pressing question- could I get kidnapped, as a young white guy? I look quite young for my age and I know I'm vulnerable because people inevitably think they can "try it" with me however wrong they may be. Am I at risk or should I go for the experience of living in Antakya? My family also think I'm being brash and stupid- do you think I am or are they worried and overreacting? I found the job recently and I'm going in a month. I'm a bit tired- funny that I said "socialist and jihadi groups are *pretty much* unrelated! I meant, completely. Please read this! The entire problem- from my family's perspective- is that Antakya is near the Syrian border.
Posted on 20 November 2014 | 5:09 pm
Open Question: Safe to travel to Antakya,
I am an American girl blonde hair blue eyes and I am engaged to a turk. I am planning a second trip to Antakya but will all the news about isis I am very worried. I went to antakya last december with no problems at all. I am just very worried about the situation now although US has not put out any warnings about the area. Antakya is close to syria. And I read that a lot of terrorists who want to go to syria are traveling first to turkey?
Posted on 11 September 2014 | 10:03 pm
Resolved Question: How can I travel to Saudi
Posted on 13 April 2013 | 1:11 am
Resolved Question: Turkey mission:)))))?
I need a paragraph on turkey the county like some facts or something by friday can someone help me?
Posted on 18 December 2012 | 10:04 am
Resolved Question: Is Antakya, in Tukrey the
Is the city of Antakya in the Hatay province of Turkey the same city as the ancient city of Antioch from the crusades? If not, then does the city of Antioch still exist or has it been abandoned?
Posted on 3 October 2012 | 1:51 pm