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Boat North of Istanbul Coast Capsizes, 24 Killed

Boat North of Istanbul Coast Capsizes, 24 Killed

Off the north coast of Istanbul a boat carrying migrants capsized, 24 bodies have been found. Officials say that more are missing and that a rescue is already in motion. Apparently a small vessel was transporting migrants. It is possible that they were trying to reach the European Union, specifically Romania. Turkish coast guards and fisherman […]

Syria and Iraq Latest Happenings

Syria and Iraq Latest Happenings

The latest happenings in Syria and Iraq include around 521 militant fighters and 32 civilians who have reportedly been killed since airstrikes began.. Around 464 of those reported killed may have been Islamic State (IS) militants, while 57 may have been Nusra Front fighters, or those affiliated with al-Qaeda. Five of the 32 civilians who […]

ISIS / Turkish Impasse in Kobani Begets the Downfall of a Free Kurdistan

ISIS / Turkish Impasse in Kobani Begets the Downfall of a Free Kurdistan

As ISIS militants push towards the strategic Syrian border town of Kobani, the Turkish military is massed along the border of Syria, at an impasse over just when and where they should involve themselves in this ongoing Mideast conflict. Isis controls large swaths of territory in the country of Iraq, as well as Syria, its base […]

ISIS Forces 100,000 Syrian Refugees to Turkey

ISIS Forces 100,000 Syrian Refugees to Turkey

100,000 Syrian refugees have flooded into neighboring Turkey as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continue to force a stranglehold on the region. Yesterday, Guardian Liberty Voice reported that the movements of ISIS toward Ayn al-Arab had forces 60,000 Kurdish Syrians to cross over the border in fear for their lives and less than […]

Turkish Hostage Thankful for US Airstrikes That Almost Killed Him

Turkish Hostage Thankful for US Airstrikes That Almost Killed Him

One of the 46 Turkish hostages released from captivity, following intervention by Turkey’s intelligence service, has revealed that US airstrikes may have almost killed him and his fellow captives but was also thankful that the attacks against ISIS may have ensured his survival. Öztürk Yılmaz was Turkey’s Consul General in Mosul, Iraq, when his consulate […]

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