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Report: Syrian rebels use Turkish refugee camps to attack Assad regime

Apr 30, 2012 | Comments Off

The seriousness of allegations about Syrian rebels using Turkish refugee camps is causing concern that Turkey is taking sides in a civil war.

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Militant Syrian ‘Refugees’ Test Turkey’s Efforts to Stay Neutral

Apr 24, 2012 | Comments Off

The longer the Syrian crisis continues, the harder it becomes for Turkey to turn a blind eye to the militant activities of the Syrian opposition on its soil. For a country that claims to be the rising regional power, the Turkish government is playing a poor game of geopolitical chess.

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Can Turkey Avoid War?

Apr 11, 2012 | Comments Off

Syria’s cross-border firing on Syrian refugees in Turkey this week is increasing pressure on the Turkish government to take military action in response, but a former Turkish foreign minister says that may only make a bad situation worse.

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EP report sparks debate over demilitarisation

Apr 4, 2012 | Comments Off

The European Parliament called for greater civilian oversight of the military but expressed concern over the judicial process in coup plot investigations.

The European Parliament’s (EP) progress report on Turkey — and what it left out — has reenergised debate over civil-military relations as the country struggles to balance demilitarisation with democratisation.

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