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Jihadi Recruiters Find Success In French City Of Nice In France, most people in Nice know that their city is a hotbed of jihadism. More than 100 people have left Nice the most of any city in France to fight with ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
NPR.org | Jul 18, 2016 09:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey's President Cracks Down After Failed Coup President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could use the coup attempt against him to purge government institutions, including the military and the judiciary. Critics say he has already accumulated too much power.
NPR.org | Jul 18, 2016 09:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Give Chickpeas A Chance: Why Hummus Unites, And Divides, The Mideast Nothing is simple in Mideast relations. Not even hummus. Lebanon, Israel and Palestinians are entangled over who owns the dish. Not even the title of world's largest hummus platter settled the matter.
NPR.org | Jul 18, 2016 08:51 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Wake Of Attempted Coup, Turkish President Vows To Eradicate 'Virus' A wide crackdown is underway in Turkey following a failed coup against elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. NPR's Leila Fadel gives the latest.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 9:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey Detains Thousands As Failed Coup Attempt Leaves A Fractured Society Turkey is rounding up suspected coup plotters, with more than 6,000 detained. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks to Bulent Aliriza of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 12:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey's Government Resumes Control Of Country After Failed Coup Following an attempted coup, Turkey says that the country is firmly back in the hands of the government. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with correspondent Leila Fadel, who is Istanbul.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 12:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Scholars Argue Prosecutions Against Muslim Liberals Don't Follow Islamic Teachings Free-thinking bloggers in some Muslim countries face criminal prosecution and even death for expressing their ideas. There are Islamic scholars who say this is a distortion of what Islam teaches.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 12:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Turkey Says More Than 6,000 People Have Been Detained After Failed Coup Turkey's justice minister also called on the United States to stop protecting a cleric living in Pennsylvania who has been accused by the Turkish government of orchestrating the coup.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 12:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Crisis Looms In Aleppo As Troops Cut Off Last Road To Rebel-Held Areas Losing this crucial supply line means that rebel-held areas of the Syrian city are completely cut off. Now, supplies are dwindling and activists are sounding alarms about a humanitarian crisis.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2016 12:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The Arc of a Coup Attempt in Turkey A violent and chaotic insurrection began Friday night as two bridges in Istanbul were seized by military forces. In the hours that followed, factions fought for control of government buildings in the capital, Ankara, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan re-
New York Times | Jul 16, 2016 8:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend