10 Conflicts to Watch in 2017

10-conflicts-in-2017-to-watchFrom Turkey to Mexico, the list of the world’s most volatile flashpoints got a lot more unpredictable this year. By Jean-Marie Guéhenno

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Turkish Tanks Cross Into Syria in ‘New Phase’ Against ISIS — TIME

(ISTANBUL) — Turkish tanks crossed into Syria to the west of a frontier town seized from ISIS last week, in a “new phase” of an operation aimed at sealing off the last stretch of border controlled by the extremists. By nightfall, Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish forces seized seven villages from ISIS, according to…

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Clashes Kill Eight In Turkey — ATW News

At least eight security forces members, and 11 militants, have been killed, following clashes in Turkey’s restive southeastern region.

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That Heartbreaking Photo of Alan Kurdi Was Taken a Year Ago. It Still Matters — TIME

A year has passed since Alan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Syrian refugee, drowned on a Turkish beach. His family had fled war, looking for peaceful and better lives in the West. Their dreams were crushed when the boat carrying them from Turkey to Greece capsized in the early hours of Sept. 2, 2015. The gut-wrenching photograph…

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Turkey strikes Islamic State positions in Syria — MEMENEWS.ME

GET THE FULL STORY photo: By Qasion News Agency EN – File:Coalition forces targeted sites for state regulation southern city Manbej.ogg, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49864249

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Access to several social media sites was blocked for over an hour in Turkey today during a reported military coup. Although internet traffic appears to be flowing normally again, Turkey’s government frequently responds to political events by blocking certain websites or throttling traffic. “We saw the throttling of connections from Turkey to Twitter and Facebook…

via How to circumvent Turkey’s social media block — TechCrunch