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Kurds’ ascendance with West further isolates Turkey

French President Francois Hollande's hosting this month of the leading members of the Syrian Kurdish group, Democratic Union Party (PYD), is regarded as further evidence Turkey is becoming increasingly isolated and outmaneuvered by its Kurdish rivals.
February 20, 2015

US: 'Proxy War' with Russia over E. Ukraine not in world's interest

The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it was not in the interests of Ukraine or the world to get into a proxy war with Russia over eastern Ukraine, a comment suggesting Washington is hesitant to arm Ukrainian forces.
February 17, 2015

Turkey rallies over murder of woman who 'resisted rape'

Thousands of women in Turkey have protested at the murder of a young woman who allegedly resisted an attempt by a bus driver to rape her.
BBC: February 15, 2015

Fighting rages in Ukraine with cease-fire set to take effect

Fighting raged in Ukraine Saturday between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists, just hours before a cease-fire aimed at halting the conflict it set to take effect.
February 14, 2015

Gulen's strong base in the Balkans

The extent of Fetulah Gulen's movement network in the Balkans and its likely outcome
Ioannis Michaletos: February 12, 2015

Eastern Ukraine cease-fire deal reached

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France emerged from marathon talks in Belarus Thursday with a cease-fire deal aimed at ending months of fighting that has killed thousands in eastern Ukraine.
February 12, 2015

Greek, Russian foreign ministers discuss reviving bilateral ties

The talks between the foreign ministers of Greece and Russia Nikos Kotzias and Sergey Lavrov, respectively, were held here on Wednesday in a warm and positive atmosphere,
February 11, 2015

Turkey's President spooks markets, currency hits low

Turkey's president has spooked markets by criticizing his central bank chief for failing to reduce interest rates. With inflation remaining high, the bank chief has ignored the president's calls.
February 11, 2015

Russia could be the glue between Turkey and Greece through non-dollar trade

As Russia continues to bring economy after economy into a new bi-lateral trading paradigm, the Eurasian power could soon pull off a massive coup, and one that has kept the nations of Greece and Turkey at odds February 9, 2015