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Turkey’s left drops the ball on refugee crisis | Ahval

Turkey’s left drops the ball on refugee crisis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-12 09:24

Turkey’s left drops the ball on refugee crisis | Ahval - Ahvalnews

Turkey’s HDP delegation visits Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-09-08 17:20
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A high-profile delegation from Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Saturday for talks with Kurdistan region’s authorities and political leaders. ...

Erdogan vows Syria operation ‘in weeks’ if Turkey has no control of ‘safe zone’

E-Kurd - 2019-09-01 23:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday threatened to launch an operation in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria if Turkish troops do not control a “safe zone” that Ankara and Washington had agreed to set up. The US-Turke ...

Erdogan says Turkey won’t allow U.S. stalling in Syria deal

E-Kurd - 2019-08-29 10:20
ISTANBUL,— President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s deal with the United States to set up a “safe zone” in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria was a correct step and that Ankara would not let Washington delay the plan, CNN Turk reported on Thursda ...

Turkey’s June Elections: The Last Chance to Save Democracy? | The Nation

Thenation - 2019-08-15 19:47

“Our resistance will continue in the spirit of August 15”

ANF - 2019-08-15 17:33
People of Qamishlo and Amude have joined the human shield action in Serekaniye and vowed to resist Turkey’s attacks in the spirit of August 15. ...

The Dark Side of Turkey's Intelligence Community | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-08-14 07:20

Human shield action in Serekaniye on day 6

ANF - 2019-08-13 18:41
The human shield action launched in Serekaniye against Turkey’s threats of invasion continues on day 6. ...

Syria ‘safe zone’ will alleviate Turkey’s ‘legitimate’ security concerns: Pentagon

Rûdaw - 2019-08-13 14:10
"We take Turkey’s legitimate security concerns seriously" ...

The Dark Side of Turkey’s Intelligence Community

E-Kurd - 2019-08-13 13:25
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute Last week the US Embassy in Turkey released a statement that said Washington had reached an agreement to implement “initial measures to address Turkey’s security concerns” and to establish a “peace corridor” ...

"Muslim countries should stand against Turkey’s threats”

ANF - 2019-08-12 15:57
Religious scholar Heysem Xelil stressed the importance of resistance against the Turkish state’s threats of invasion and called on Muslim countries to stand against Turkey’s tyranny. ...

Turkey’s gambit on Syria pays off as Washington discusses “peace corridor”

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-08 02:34
Turkey’s Syria gambit show US responds to threats and strength By SETH J. FRANTZMAN For several days Turkey did what it has done before, it threatened to launch a military […] ...

Turkey’s threats of invasion help revive ISIS

ANF - 2019-08-07 17:05
In tandem with Turkey’s threats to invade North and East Syria, ISIS has recently increased their attacks in the region. The Pentagon has also pointed to ISIS activity, while internal security forces say the gangs take their orders from Turkey. ...

Turkey’s irresolute opposition gives Erdogan time to recover | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-06 02:44

Turkey’s demand for a Syria buffer zone is about oil, not terror

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 07:12
Michael Rubin | Washington Examiner Defense Secretary Mark Esper telephoned his Turkish counterpart on July 29 for the first time since formally taking the Pentagon’s helm, and the call did not go well. According to the Turkish read-out of the phone call ...

“The world must fulfill duties against Turkey’s attacks”

ANF - 2019-08-01 15:36
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria called on the international public to fulfill their duties against Turkey’s attacks and stressed that all efforts in the current process should focus on the democratic solution to the Syrian crisis. ...