Bomb blasts hit a non-violent demonstration calling for a peaceful solution of the conflict between the Turkish government and Kurdish nationalist organizations.
Earlier this month Isis released footage of the decapitated body of 82-year-old antiquities department chief Khaled Asaad, whose body was later hung from Palmyra's ruins.
The agreement between Turkey and the U.S. to cooperate against the Islamic State in Syria brings to mind a description of "crackpot realists."
In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.
International condemnation by trade unionists and human rights activists has greeted the execution of five political prisoners by the Iranian authorities on May 9.