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French press review 2 February 2016

As the international coalition meets in Rome to decide on the wisdom of opening a new front against Islamic State in Libya, several papers devote prime space to a plan which is likely to remain ...
Police at the scene of Istanbul's deadly bombing
13/01/2016 - TURkey

Istanbul bombing: how hard is Turkey fighting islamic State?

In response to the terrorist attack which killed 10 tourists in Istanbul on Tuesday, the Turkish authorities have detained 68 suspects in raids across the country.
Iraqi pro-government forces enter the city of Ramadi, 28 December 2015.
29/12/2015 - IRAQ

Ramadi victory marks tough road ahead in fight against Islamic State group

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited the city of Ramadi on Tuesday, following its liberation from the Islamic State (IS) armed group on Monday.
A Diyarbakir resident castes his vote at a polling booth on Sunday.
01/11/2015 - Report: Turkey

Kurds turn out for HDP in Turkey’s election, as special forces watch polling stations

Voters were arriving at polling stations as soon as they opened in the south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Sunday.
Abdullah Demirbash, a leading HDP supporter in Diyarbakir, Turkey.
30/10/2015 - Interview: Turkey

Embattled Kurdish party could back AKP-led coalition after Turkey's election

Turkey holds its second general election this year on Sunday because the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to win an absolute majority last June.

Bullet holes and a huge gap in the wall where a booby trap went off, killing two police, in one of the houses where IS members were staying.
30/10/2015 - Report: Turkey

Turkish government rejects claim not fighting IS after Diyarbakir shootout

Turkey has experienced a wave of violence ahead of its second election this year on Sunday.


French press review 27 July 2015

The French press applauds Tour de France's "unloved winner Christopher Froome" amid persisting allegations of doping.
Protesters in Istanbul hail PKK flags and pictures of victims of the Suruc bombing
24/07/2015 - TURKEY

Ceasefire between Turkish government and Kurds could be at risk, experts say

Experts say the added threat of the Islamic State armed group in Turkey during a time of political turmoil between the government and pro-Kurds could prove difficult to handle.

Portrait of Sakine Cansiz in front of the Kurdish cultural centre where she was killed in 2013
23/07/2015 - FRANCE- TURkey

French inquiry implicates Turkish secret services in Paris Kurds' murder

French investigators have found that Turkey's secret services were probably involved in the murder of three Kurdish women activists in Paris in 2013.
At least 32 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Suruc, Turkey
21/07/2015 - TURKEY

Turkey's anti-IS crackdown, anti-Kurd revenge could be behind Suruc bombing, experts

Analysts say that Turkey's recent crackdown on the Islamic State (IS) armed group could be one of the motives for Monday's bombing in Suruc that killed 32 people.