Mon August 20, 2012
Middle East

Syrian Refugees Burden Neighboring Turkey

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 11:50 am



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Sat August 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Preparing For A 'Horrible Event'; The U.S. And Turkey Plan For Syria's Collapse

Originally published on Sat August 11, 2012 11:20 am

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (top right) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pose for a photograph with Syrian refugees in Turkey on Saturday.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu got straight to the point in their joint news conference Saturday. They announced the creation of a new working group that will monitor what's happening next door in Syria and prepare for crises.

One of those crises could include the possibility that the Syrian government decides to deploy chemical weapons against rebels or other perceived enemies.

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Wed May 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Turkey Expels All Syrian Diplomatic Staff, 'Most Significant' Such Move So Far

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 6:07 am

Turkey announced today that it is ordering all Syrian diplomats and their staffs out of the country, as it joins other nations in registering outrage about a massacre over the weekend that has been blamed on forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Sat May 26, 2012
Author Interviews

'Istanbul': A Twisted Tale Of Foreign Espionage

Originally published on Sat May 26, 2012 8:52 am

Atria Books

The big war is over, and the Cold War has just begun. Leon Bauer, an American tobacco man, wonders how to fit into this new world.

Bauer and his wife, Anna, a German Jew, made it to Istanbul just before World War II began. With his U.S. passport and fluency in German and Turkish, the tobacco man became useful to allied intelligence.

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Sun May 20, 2012
NPR Story

Lessons For Egyptian Elections From Turkey

Originally published on Sun May 20, 2012 6:39 am



And when Egyptians head to the polls this week, many will be looking to celebrate the end of military rule, which began some 50 years ago. Observers warn that it won't be easy to send a deeply entrenched military back to its barracks, and they point to Turkey's experience as an example.

NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul.

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