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The ISIS Threat in Turkey


Purge of Turkish security forces threatens to disrupt Isis fight

Financial Times - ‎21.07.2016‎
A wide-ranging purge of Turkey's security forces threatens to disrupt Ankara's focus on fighting Isis, as the intelligence services pivot resources to focus on a shadowy Islamist movement it blames for the failed coup.

One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎17.07.2016‎
KURDISH FRONT LINE, ONE KILOMETER FROM BASHIQA - “This is for France” Alan Duncan says as he fires several bullets towards ISIS through a small hole between sandbags. His Dragunov sniper rifle is covered with camouflage, and the UK-born ...

Experts: Erdogan Could Break US Strategy Against ISIS

Daily Caller - ‎23.07.2016‎
Turkish President Recep Erdogan batted away a July 15 coup attempt and promptly imprisoned tens of thousands and purged the highest echelons of Turkish military. The action, while consolidating Erdogan's power, could pose a significant threat to the U ...

How safe is your holiday? Popular destinations including Turkey, Egypt and ... - ‎16.07.2016‎
After a spate of chilling attacks in Turkey, Tunisia, Belgium and France, and an attempted coup in Turkey too, many will naturally feel worried about travelling to different parts of the globe.

Turkey's coup failed, but it can still hurt the fight against ISIS

PRI - ‎17.07.2016‎
That cooperation just peaked in the aftermath of the Istanbul airport attack, which prioritized ISIS as a major threat, finally,” Çağaptay said. The US government is trying to assure the public that the tirmoil in Turkey will not hurt the campaign ...

Terrorism threat and travel advice to France, Spain, Turkey and Greece

Hull Daily Mail - ‎15.07.2016‎
Due to ongoing threats to France by Islamist terrorist groups, and recent French military intervention against Daesh (known as ISIS or ISIL), the French government has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security measures.


Right Side News - ‎22.07.2016‎
Dampen the domestic ISIS threat while purging the military. ISIS continues to use its support networks in Turkey to generate attack nodes targeting Turkish tourist sites. It intends to conduct mass casualty attacks in order to destabilize the Turkish ...

Talking Turkey, Kurds and ISIS at the RNC

The Real News Network - ‎22.07.2016‎
Talking Turkey, Kurds and ISIS at the RNC KANI XULAM, AMERICAN-KURDISH INFORMATION NETWORK: We've been here, actually, for six days now.

France shuts missions in Turkey after threat

News24 - ‎13.07.2016‎
The sudden closures of the missions came with Turkey on edge after the triple suicide attack last month on Istanbul's main airport which was blamed on ISIS jihadists. The doors of its premises were shut with a sign in French and Turkish saying the ...

Turkey needs to wake up

Daily Times - ‎21.07.2016‎
ISIS also provided Turkey with a means to contain the Syrian Kurdish YPG, which Turkey views as a major threat due to its affiliation with secessionist agenda of the outlawed Turkey's Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). In the early phase of the Syrian ...

Turkish court documents reveal new details about IS operations

Al-Monitor - ‎22.07.2016‎
After the Diyarbakir operation in which seven IS militants were killed, police sent a 78-page report to the prosecutor with detailed information and warnings about the structure of al-Qaeda and IS in Turkey. The report said the number of Turkish ...

Erdoğan's Coup: Purging Domestic Critics, Gaining External Allies

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎vor 12 Stunden‎
In the end Erdoğan may have secured power and undertaken a vast domestic purge of his enemies, but he has lost the regional war while bearing the consequences of millions of war refugees and a deeply entrenched jihadi terrorist threat within Turkey.

Could NATO be the next alliance to unravel?

CNN - ‎vor 19 Stunden‎
Trump's threat to not honor America's NATO commitments to countries under attack was conditioned on whether those nations countries had fulfilled their funding commitment to the alliance.

Trump says US shouldn't criticize Turkey's Erdogan over post-coup purge

Washington Post - ‎21.07.2016‎
He's a bit less sanguine about what role a figure like Erdogan should play in helping resolve other crises, such as the conflict in Syria and the extremist threat there. "I will say this: I think Turkey can do a lot against ISIS, and I would hope that ...

Turkey agreed to support SDF operation against ISIS-held Manbij

Rudaw - ‎15.07.2016‎
US and Turkish officials cited by the Journal say this agreement came after US President Barack Obama talked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about these plans ahead of the Manbij operation, which began on May 31. Additionally there was a ...

Turkish “Anatolian Eagle 2016” exercise retrospective

The Aviationist (blog) - ‎vor 9 Stunden‎
Held at Konya, in central Anatolia, south of Ankara, Turkey, Exercise Anatolian Eagle, is a very well-known series of exercises hosted by the Turkish Air Force three times a year (with one edition open to allied air forces) and attended each year by ...

Violence Against Democracy in Nice and Turkey

Newsmax - ‎18.07.2016‎
Islamic terrorism is an existential threat. After the ISIS terror attack in Brussels, President Obama justified continuing his trip through South America by trivializing the threat, telling reporters on March 23, 2016; "Groups like ISIL can't destroy ...

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (Umit Bektas/Reuters)

National Review Online - ‎14.07.2016‎
First, it's clear that the recent ISIS attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport has altered Turkey's conception of the ISIS threat. Since 2011, Erdogan has happily turned a blind eye to ISIS in the hope they would force Assad from power. Neither the Paris ...

Turkey suspends European Convention on Human Rights in wake of attempted ...

The Independent - ‎21.07.2016‎
Deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Thursday that Turkey would follow the example set by France when it did so following last November's attacks by Isis militants in Paris. Earlier, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the three-month state of ...

Turkey Arrests Seven More Suspects Over ISIS Airport Attack in Istanbul

Newsweek - ‎11.07.2016‎
The three suicide bombers came from Russia's restive region of Chechnya, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, according to Turkish officials, pointing to a serious security threat to the country emanating from the Caucasus and Central Asia. A number of those ...