Monthly Archives: February 2013


Turkey’s Foray Into the Fertile Crescent –


After a vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami received a death sentence for war crimes, protesting JI members rioted in numerous areas across the country, attacking police and setting fire to houses and a Hindu temple; over 30 people were killed, including at least three police officers, and more than 300 were wounded. The Islamist party called […]


Talks in Kazakhstan between Iran and six world powers over Iran’s nuclear program ended optimistically. Both sides agreed to hold further talks in March.


Israel, Turkey row over Zionism deepens rift between ex-allies


Iran steps up arrests, torture, executions of dissidents: U.N.


Insurgents killed 22 Iraqis in a series of bombings in predominantly Shia neighborhoods in Baghdad. Prime Minister Maliki warned that the civil war in Syria may spill over into Iraq and Jordan.


Security forces conducted simultaneous raids in the Çorlu district of Tekirdağ and the Büyükçekmece district of Istanbul, arresting 11 suspected members of al Qaeda and confiscating seized 25 kilos of A-4 type plastic explosives, along with guns, USB flash disks, CDs, and remote-controlled explosive mechanisms. Police also seized plans of the US consulate in Istanbul, […]