When Turkey held its armed forces — and its citizen volunteers — back from intervening in the Islamic State’s assault on the Kurdish town of Kobani in Syria in early October, protests erupted.
Nearly a thousand years old — the ‘first of its kind in Iraq’, according to Archnet, and one of the last six standing, according to Iraq Heritage — the distinctive muqarnas-domed mausoleum is now a statistic.
A Turkish biennial close to the Syrian border has been postponed due to the Islamic State’s ongoing assault on the nearby town of Kobani, The Art Newspaper (TAN) reported.
Egyptian feminist activist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy made a statement against the Islamic State (IS) this past weekend with the release of an explicit photograph on her Facebook page.
Since our last report in early July, the destruction by the Islamic State has not stopped.