As U.S. generals and Secretary of State John Kerry warn that the strategic Syrian border town of Kobani could fall to ISIS militants, the Turkish military has deployed its tanks on its side of the frontier but only watched the slaughter. Turkey’s inaction despite its supposed participation in a coalition forged to crush the extremist group is frustrating Washington and its NATO allies, and reviving a rebellion by Turkish Kurds. Read more >>
To understand the cartoon, you need to be familiar with an English idiom: to hide/bury/stick your head in the sand, which means to refuse to think about an unpleasant situation, hoping that it will improve so that you will not have to deal with it. • Parents said bullying was being ignored, and accused the headmaster of burying his head in the sand. The expression alludes to an ostrich, which is believed incorrectly to hide its head in a hole in the ground when it sees danger. This explains why the Turkish tank is portrayed as half-ostrich.