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Your Call: Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Syrian refugees escaping from the town of Kobani while ISIS is advancing on the town

On October 17th edition of Your Call, it’s out Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the intense clashes between the Kurds and ISIS forces in the city of Kobani, near the Turkish border with Syria. Why has Kobani been getting so much media attention? We will also talk about Turkey’s relationship with the Kurds. We’ll be joined by investigative journalist Reese Erlich and the Christian Science Monitor’s Alex Christie-Miller will join us from Turkey. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Alexander Christie-Miller, Istanbul based freelance journalist

Reese Erlich, award-winning freelance foreign correspondent and author of lnside Syria, The Back story of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

Web Resources:

Alexander Christie-Miller: turkeyetc

Reese Erlich: Inside Syria, The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

CSM: Islamic State: Why Turkey is hesitating to prevent fall of Kobane (+video)

Truthout: 10 Myths About Obama’s Latest War

Sky News: The Hypocrisy Of Kobani From The 'Hill Of Shame'

Yahoo: Returning to Kobane: 18yo woman fleeing Islamic State offensive detained by Turkish authorities, then ejected into warzone