Is Ankara Really at War with Jihadis?

by Burak Bekdil, The Gatestone Institute

Originally published under the title "Turkey's Official 'Cocktail Terror'."
On August 21, ISIS terrorists used a child suicide bomber to kill more than 50 people, mostly children, at a wedding in Gaziantep.
Failing to name Islamic terror has cost Turkey hundreds of lives and will likely cost it hundreds more, as the country's leaders -- and many others, especially in the West -- are still too demure to call Islamic terror by its name. Without a realistic diagnosis, the chances of a successful treatment are always close to nil, and Turkey's leaders stubbornly remain on the wrong side of the right diagnosis.

The trouble with home-grown jihadists

A sign reads 'Not even afraid', draped on the statue on Place de la Republique in Paris, France [EPA]

Agnes Poirier

After a series of attacks were carried out in Paris and outside the Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Friday night, Francois Hollande, the French president, declared to the nation: "We know who committed those crimes."

Turkish soldiers allegedly have ‘contacts’ with Al-Nusra extremists near Syrian border.

 Turkish soldiers allegedly have ‘contacts’ with Al-Nusra extremists near Syrian border.

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Turkish soldiers allegedly have ‘contacts’ with Al-Nusra extremists near Syrian border.(Firat).
Sources close to Kurdish Front Jabhat al-Akrad reported that a group of 20-25 people wearing Turkish military uniforms and masks entered the village of Çobanbey (across the Elbeyli district of Kilis province) on Wednesday afternoon.

How to Stop Terrorism in Europe

Project Syndicate, Brahma Chellaney
BERLIN – Europe is under pressure. Integrating asylum-seekers and other migrants – 1.1 million in Germany alone in 2015 – into European society poses a major challenge, one that has been complicated by a spike in crimes committed by new arrivals. Making matters worse, many European Muslims have become radicalized, with some heading to Iraq and Syria to fight under the banner of the so-called Islamic State, and others carrying out terror attacks at home.

Flaws in the 'Lone Wolf' Analysis

by A.J. Caschetta, New English Review
Westerners are enthralled by the concept of the "lone wolf" terrorist.
Beginning in the late twentieth century, the West became enthralled by the term "lone wolf" and began using it to denote perpetrators of particularly heinous crimes who act without the assistance of other criminals.

Don't be Fooled by the News that al-Qaeda and Nusra Have Split

By Robert Fisk

 "Information Clearing House" - "The Independent" - Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is at it again. Qatar’s ruler has been trying to get Jabhat al-Nusra off America’s infamous “terrorist” list once more – and calculating that the institutional memory of the world’s media is that of a street dog. He’s right.

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