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Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to “Buy American”

Istanbul (MPN) – The response of the Trump administration and many U.S. politicians to Khashoggi’s disappearance is largely being guided by the military-industrial complex — in this case, Lockheed Martin — but masquerading as a response motivated by “human rights.” The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi continues to strain […]

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Pastor Andrew Brunson’s Release Shows Turkey Still Needs US

Ankara (GPA) – The US pastor’s two-year detention is over, but what does Andrew Brunson’s release mean for the smoking crater that is the current state of Turkish-US relations? After just over two years, the American Pastor Andrew Brunson has finally been released from Turkish custody. Brunson was arrested shortly after the 2016 coup attempt against Turkish President […]

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Saudi Story Unravels as Turkey Applies Pressure over Journalist Khashoggi

Ankara (GPA) – The case of the missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi has become an international blunder on the Saudi’s part, and may provide Turkey a chance to further assert themselves as a regional power. Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since last Tuesday when he entered a Saudi consulate inside Turkey. While Saudi Arabia often gets away […]

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Staying with the West? Turkey and Germany Seek to Repair Relations

Berlin (GPA) – Despite some predictions that tensions between Ankara and Washington would cause Turkey to turn east for help, Erdogan’s visit to Germany tells another story. After a several-year-long fallout with Germany, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a recent visit to several cities in the European country in an attempt to repair relations. Historically, Turkey’s […]

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Hedging Bets in Syria, Turkey Attempts to Repair Relations with Israel

Ankara (GPA) – With the battle of Idlib causing tension between Turkey and Russia, it now seems Erdogan is looking to repair relations with Israel after multiple diplomatic spats in recent months. It seems some of Turkey’s maneuvers to move out of the western orbit are coming up short once again, as reports have begun circulating that the […]

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Putin and Erdogan Agree to Create Demilitarised Zone in Syria’s Idlib

Sochi (MEE) – Russia said on Monday there will be no new military operation against rebels in Idlib by Syrian government forces and their allies after president Vladimir Putin met with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders, who back opposing sides in Syria’s seven-year war, came together in an ad hoc meeting in the Russian […]

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Erdogan Spokesman: We Weren’t Expecting Tehran Summit to be Televised

Ankara (TM) – Turkey’s presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said on Tuesday they were not expecting that discussions at the Tehran Summit on Sept. 7 would be broadcast live, the T24 news website reported. “Still, the world witnessed the efforts of our President [Recep Tayyip Erdoğan],” referring to Turkey’s foreign policy objective to prevent a Russian-backed Syrian army offensive […]

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One-Time Top Turkish Journalist on the Coup, the Repression, and Turkey’s Future

Ankara (MPN) – Erdoğan began moving against the press even before the coup, and one man who knows this all too well is Abdullah Bozkurt, an early target of AKP censorship who spoke to MintPress to explain how Erdoğan’s imperial presidency came to be and what may come next. With most of the Turkish media controlled by President […]

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Iran Foreign Minister Holds Surprise Talks with Turkey’s Erdogan

Ankara (MEE) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held previously unannounced talks on Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the situation in Syria likely to have dominated the agenda. With expectation growing of an offensive by Tehran ally President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s Idlib province bordering Turkey, Zarif met with Erdogan for an hour at […]

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Idlib Will be the Final Test of Turkish-Russian Cooperation in Syria

Damascus (GPA) – With Turkey preparing the rebels in Idlib to repel the impending offensive by the Syrian Arab Army it seems likely that this will be the end of Turkish-Russian cooperation in Syria. As the forces of the Syrian Arab Army prepare to move on the last major terrorist enclave in northwestern Syria, time looks like it […]

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