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From Turkey, ISIS Draws Steady Stream of Recruits 16 septembre 2014

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The New York Times (USA) Tuesday, September 16, 2014, p. A 1

By Ceylan Yeginsu, Ankara (Turkey)

Having spent most of his youth as a drug addict in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Turkey’s capital, Can did not think he had much to lose when he was smuggled into Syria with 10 of his childhood friends to join the world’s most extreme jihadist group. (suite…)

Turkish reluctance hurts U.S. plans for coalition against Islamic State 16 septembre 2014

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Reuters World General News (UK) Tuesday, September 16, 2014

By Jonny Hogg and Nick Tattersall, Ankara/Istanbul

NATO member Turkey not signed up to military coalition. Doubts in Ankara that U.S. strikes will be enough. Turkey wants to see Syria’s Assad out. (suite…)

‘New Turkey’ has to face the regional realities: Turkey’s Islamic identity has resulted in a bold foreign policy 16 septembre 2014

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FIIA Comment (The Finnish Institute of International Affairs) 13/2014, Sept. 2014

Toni Alaranta *

The narrative of true Muslims re-conquering the Turkish state is a crucial component explaining the AKP’s policies and its continuing success. However, the reality of the Middle East doesn’t correspond to Turkey’s vision of itself as a regional leader. (suite…)

Turkey Open to Bids for Refuge by Muslim Brotherhood Exiles 16 septembre 2014

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The New York Times (USA) Tuesday, September 16, 2014, p. A 11

By Sebnem Arsu,Istanbul

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said on Monday that several exiled leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood who fled to Qatar but lately have come under pressure to leave that Persian Gulf monarchy could perhaps find a new refuge in his country. (suite…)