Thursday Aug 7
Thousands of Iraqis flee as Islamic State advances
Kurdish "peshmerga" troops prepare to fire a mortar during an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the province of Nineveh, August 6, 2014.
Homecoming: Diyarbakir Armenian Language Students Arrive in Armenia
The students, most of whom have Armenian roots, in Armenia. One sunny August morning a bus left Diyarbakir, Turkey, with 50 passengers, and traveled to Yerevan, Armenia via Georgia.
Wall Street Journal
Turkish Kurds Optimistic Ahead of Vote but Fears Persist
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey-When Hekim Tolog, a Kurdish businessman, opened a Mercedes showroom in a barren field here eight years ago, southeastern Turkey was plagued by clashes between Kurdish militants and state-security forces.
The Daily Star
Turkish military, Kurdish rebels clashes kill 8
Kurdistan Workers Party fighters walk on the way to their new base in northern Iraq May 14, 2013.