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On May 26, 2013, a group of men smuggle diesel fuel from Syria to Turkey cross the Al-Assi River in Darkush town, Idlib countryside, hoping to sell it at a higher price. (REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman)
Kuşaklı, Turkey, Reuters—Each night, a stream of beaten-up cars and trucks weighed down with blue jerrycans rumbles along the muddy lane, ferrying fuel smuggled into Turkey from over the border in Syria. The thousands of liters of diesel that make their way by cover...
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A Turkish Alawite woman prays as she visits a tomb, a holy site for the Alawite community, with her child in the Samandag district of Hatay province, close to the border with Syria, July 27, 2012. (Reuters)
In recent months, Turkey has done the unthinkable, launching peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), an organization Ankara designates as a terrorist group. An important motivation for this breakthrough has been Turkey’s Syria policy. Turkey is pursuing...
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A man checks an apartment on a damaged building at the site of a blast in the town of Reyhanli in Hatay province, near the Turkish-Syrian border, May 13, 2013. Source: Reuters/Umit Bektas
On May 11, two powerful car bombs ripped through the Turkish town of Reyhanlı on the Syrian border, killing at least 51 people. This was not only the worst cross-border spillover of the Syrian conflict to date—it was also the deadliest terror attack in Turkey’s recent...