Tag Archives: Turkey

Ex-CIA Chief: Michael Flynn Discussed Transferring Gulen With Turkish Officials By
Former US national security advisor Michael Flynn discussed with Turkish officials the possibility of transferring Fethulla Gulen to Turkey, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing ex-Central Intelligence Agency director...
White House: Trump Unaware Flynn Was A Foreign Agent By
(REPORT) — The White House is once again scrambling to do damage control today, as National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned last month, registered this week as the agent of a foreign government related to his company’s lobbying on behalf of Turkey. White...
Boots On The Ground Increase Risks Of Tangling US In Syria’s War By
BEIRUT  — Rolling around 200 Marines backed with howitzers into northern Syria, the United States is shifting from working quietly behind the scenes in Syria’s conflict, turning instead toward overt displays of U.S. force in an attempt to shape the fight. The latest...
Boots On The Ground: US Sends Troops To Syria’s Manbij By
After capturing the Syrian city of al-Bab from ISIS, Turkish officials made it clear that the next military target was the city of Manbij, along the Euphrates River. Manbij was captured last year from ISIS by the Kurdish YPG, with considerable US military support. Turkey...
Syria Makes Russian-Brokered Deal With Kurds To Counter Turkey By
(REPORT) — Back in August, Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria focused a lot on seizing ISIS territory along the border. At this point, all the easily claimable ISIS cities are gone, and Turkey’s forces are increasingly bumping up against the forces of the Syrian...
Syria’s Water Cut Off By Turkey Following McCain, Erdogan Meeting By
CHILE — While some measure of stability has returned to pockets of northern Syria following the Syrian Army’s recent liberation of al-Qaeda from Aleppo and elsewhere, external forces seem determined to keep the region volatile, regardless of the cost. In the latest...
Trump Orders Creation Of ‘Safe Zones’ In Syria By
Turkey has long sought an internationally-imposed series of “safe zones” in northern Syria to house refugees, as a way to limit the number of refugees who actually end up crossing into Turkey. The White House resisted, fearing it would be too complicated, and President...
How Turkey’s Coup Attempt Spiraled Into A Dangerous Descent Towards Dictatorship By
ATHENS — In the past year, Turkey has increasingly become a battleground of divergent, conflicting, and often contradictory, geopolitical interests. Turkey is heavily embroiled in the ongoing war in Syria and a decades-long conflict with its Kurdish majority which...
Journalists, Writers In Turkey Face Terrorism, Separatism Charges By
Istanbul (REPORT) – The prosecution of writers and journalists charged with terrorism and separatism for their association with a newspaper raises serious concerns for freedom of expression in Turkey, Human Rights Watch said today. The first trial hearing begins on December...
Russia: Syrian Government, Rebels Sign Cease-Fire Deal By
ANKARA, Turkey (REPORT) — Russia’s president and the Syrian army said Thursday that a nation-wide cease-fire agreement has been reached with opposition rebels, set to begin at midnight. The deal was confirmed by the Turkish foreign ministry. Vladimir Putin said...