Hugh Pope, a policy expert on Turkey and Cyprus spoke with AlertNet after delivering a presentation at a conference in Istanbul. YouTube Preview Image

The three-day “Reporting on International Security and Terrorism” seminar examines the role of the news media and how journalists can avoid being exploited by terrorists to help them achieve their goals

Picture Credit: A Turkish soldier speaks with Syrian refugees who are trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey after gunfire were heard in Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh