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Egypt Offered Palestinians 1,600 Square Kilometers Near Gaza

In response to the Palestinian refugee crisis, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said he was willing to cede some of his country’s land, but Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the offer; some Ukrainian soldiers are alarmingly wearing Nazi symbols on their helmets; meanwhile, Turkey refuses to join the coalition against Islamic State. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Must Muslim Americans Condemn IS? Must Turkish Jews Condemn Gaza War?

During the recent war in the Gaza Strip, a controversy broke out in Turkey about whether Turkish Jews were required to condemn Israel’s actions, as some pro-Palestinian Turks suggested.

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One in 4 Europeans Fighting With ISIS Are British

Reports that an estimated 2,000 Europeans have joined jihadists fighting for territory in Syria and Iraq are a reminder that feelings of loyalty are not givens and can be diverted away from one’s place of origin.

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Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed: The Underrated Saudi Connection

By continuing contradictory policies in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. has ensured that ISIS can reinforce its fighters in those countries and vice versa. So far, Washington has been successful in escaping blame for the rise of ISIS by putting all the blame on the Iraqi government. In fact, it has created a situation in which ISIS can survive and may well flourish.

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Twenty-First-Century Energy Wars

The world is aflame with new or intensifying conflicts that appear to be independent events, driven by their own unique and idiosyncratic circumstances. But look more closely and they share several key characteristics—notably, a witch’s brew of ethnic, religious, and national antagonisms that have been stirred to the boiling point by a fixation on energy.

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U.N. Chief Warns Iraq Crisis Could Spill Across Borders

The Islamist militant onslaught in Iraq raises the specter of a sectarian conflict spilling across the embattled nation’s borders, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday.

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Mass Protests, Strikes in Turkey Over Erdogan’s Neoliberal Response to Miner Deaths

Turkey’s Public Workers Union Confederation announced a one-day strike to demand better worker safety, and political protests have broken out Friday in a number of Turkish cities over deaths of nearly 300 miners.

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‘Friends of Syria’ Vow to Step Up Aid to Opposition

Western and Arab nations vowed Thursday to step up assistance for Syria’s moderate opposition, while the U.S. said “raw data” suggested chlorine had been used as a chemical weapon in the conflict.

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Sy Hersh: U.S. Intelligence Feared Turkish Sarin Supply

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh talks with “Democracy Now!” on Monday about evidence he uncovered that suggests Turkey may have supplied sarin gas to Syrian rebels and could have been behind the deadly attack that almost led to a U.S. strike on Syria last year.

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Syria’s Assad Says Russia Is ‘Re-Establishing Multipolar World’

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Wednesday that key ally Moscow had helped re-establish “a multipolar world,” as he met with a high-level Russian delegation in Damascus.

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Twitter Tackles Turkish Takedown

Twitter has launched a legal challenge against the block placed on its services in Turkey.

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Erdogan Turns Off Twitter

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Will the Crimea Vote Create a Domino Effect in Eurasia?

Will Russia’s rush to referendum and the outcome affect other populations that want to secede throughout the world? Will it destabilize the current world order?

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Tens of Thousands in Turkey Protest Tyranny of the Majority

Tens of thousands of Turks demonstrated in Istanbul and other cities on Wednesday coming off the funeral of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan.

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Censorship: Turkish PM, President Tangle Over Bruited Ban on Facebook, YouTube

President Abdullah Gul has rejected a suggestion by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey might ban Facebook and Twitter.

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The Crimean Crisis and the Middle East: Will Syria and Iran Be the Winners?

The Russian intervention in the Crimea is more direct and dramatic than the one in Syria, with actual troops deployed. But there are similarities.

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You’ve Heard of BRIC, but What About MINT?

A new acronym has arisen in the world of economics for up-and-coming countries: MINT. Can you guess what each letter stands for?

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Turkey

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War on Thanksgiving

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Trans Fat

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Presidential Pardon

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Climate ‘Toppled Late Bronze Age Rulers’

A changing climate may have been a cause of the rise and fall of many of Bronze Age Europe’s civilizations.

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Conflicts Within Islam Complicate U.S. Foreign Policy

The unforeseen consequences of American Middle Eastern policy since the Second World War are now making themselves apparent.

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Erdogan Drunk

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Turkey Under Watch

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Turkish Doctors Threatened for Aiding Protesters

Turkish physicians and other health professionals who started administering treatment to protesters at Istanbul’s Gezi Park became the target of repression this week as the Health Ministry forbade them to do their jobs.

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Erdogan

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Turkey Riots

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The Turkish Spring: Lawyers Rounded Up

Because of their work in defending clients who challenge government policies, Turkish lawyers have been targeted by the government and the police in an ongoing and dangerous process of attorney criminalization.

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Embattled Turkish PM Gives Protesters 24 Hours

Although Turkey’s government has been criticized for harsh tactics dealing with the demonstrators who have occupied central Istanbul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed Wednesday, “We have not responded to punches with punches.”

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Protests in Turkey

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan Without Label

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Turkey’s Erdogan

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Dialogue in Turkey

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Turkish Spring

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‘Purse Boys’ Aren’t All the Rave in D.C.

A sexist article in The New York Times tries to make it sound like male aides carrying female politicians’ handbags is wrong and, perhaps worse, newsworthy; members of the LGBT community are being treated like second-class citizens in America; meanwhile, a company relied on the First Amendment to justify its immoral use of private information found on pharmaceutical prescriptions. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Who Benefits If the Killing in Syria Continues?

“The best hope for an end to the killing in Syria is for the United States and Russia to push both sides in the conflict to agree to a ceasefire in which each holds the territory it currently controls,” Patrick Cockburn writes in The Independent.

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Did Turkish Police Fire Tear Gas Into a House?

As Turkey’s deputy prime minister apologized for the aggression against anti-government protesters, a video that appears to show Turkish police breaking windows and gassing a home was uploaded to CNN’s iReport website.

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Erdogan’s Facebook

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Turkish Opinion Poll Finds Majorities Slam Erdogan Policies on Alcohol, Syria (Video)

On Sunday night into Monday morning in Turkey, clashes again broke out between demonstrators and police in a number of cities, and an attempt was made to set the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters on fire with Molotov cocktails in the Mediterranean port of Izmir.

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Riots in Turkey

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Turkey Sees Third Straight Day of Political Clashes

Two days of violent encounters between Turkish police and demonstrators turned to three Sunday. Thousands of protesters kept control of Istanbul’s main square as the country’s prime minister vowed to move forward with the controversial development plan that provoked the clashes.

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Dramatic Footage of the Protests in Istanbul

Orange gas slowly filling the streets, people getting blasted with water cannons and nearly run over by security trucks, shoving matches between cops and protesters; these are some of the scenes coming out of the ongoing anti-government protests in Turkey.

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Turkish Leader: Protesters Are ‘Extremists Running Wild’

Thousands of Turks demonstrated for a second day in Istanbul against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom they see as becoming increasingly authoritarian.

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Bird Is Not the Word in New USDA Rules

The Obama administration is set to dramatically reduce the USDA’s oversight of the nation’s poultry slaughterhouses while allowing companies to speed up their kill lines.

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Families of Flotilla Dead Want More Than an Apology

The Turkish NGO that coordinated part of the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla says that families of the nine passengers killed by Israeli commandos have rejected the country’s recent apology.

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Microsoft Gives Your Information to the Government

The company’s first transparency report shows the U.S. and Turkish governments were nearly tied in 2012 for making the most requests for customer data, such as IP addresses, emails and photographs.

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Marxist Group Claims It Bombed U.S. Embassy in Turkey

A Marxist group called the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front claimed responsibility Saturday for a suicide bombing the previous day at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.

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Fowl Language

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