Although Turkey's role in the fight against ISIS remains complicated, this week the country offered more assistance in training moderate Syrian rebels. We'll discuss Turkey's place in the actions against ISIS with political science professor Michael M. Gunter.
The battle for control of the Syrian border town of Kobani continues. Despite U.S. airstrikes, ISIS has been advancing. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has called for more support for the rebels. We'll take a look at Turkey's role in the conflict with Henri Barkley of Lehigh University.
Earlier this week, ISIS returned 46 hostages to Turkey, which has said it will not engage in military operations against the terrorist organization. We discuss Turkey's complicated relationship with ISIS with professor Henri Barkey.
PKK Kurdish fighters are on the U.S.'s list of terrorist organizations, but the U.S. supports its fight against the jihadist Islamic State. Ali Ezzatyar, lawyer and scholar on the Middle East, joins us to discuss the Kurds' changing role in the region.
A Just Harvest, a Rogers Park non-profit that fights hunger, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of families seeking food assistance this holiday season. It attributes the spike, in part, to cuts this month in the federal food stamp program.
We discuss the conviction of former Turkish army chief and its reflection of Turkish politics. New research connects conflict around the world to climate change. Tony Sarabia and a U.S. Department of State official introduce us to the vibrant tunes born out of cold war jazz diplomacy.