Middle East Turkey

The Turkish Gambit with Terrorists

(SCF) Ankara – Among the major geopolitical challenges of 2017 that could seriously alter the balance of power in the international arena, particular attention should be given to the developing situation in Turkey. The final weeks of 2016 showed increasing cooperation between Ankara and Moscow on major international issues such as Syria and the fight […]

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In Syria, Western Media Cheer Al Qaeda

(FAIR) Aleppo- The Syrian government– a dictatorship known for imprisoning, torturing and disappearing dissidents—is easy to vilify. And over the last five years of Syria’s civil war, it has committed its share of atrocities. But there is more than one side to every story, and US media coverage has mainly reflected one side—that of the rebels—without regard […]

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How America’s Support for Israel Helps Daesh Find New Recruits

(SCF) Tel Aviv – Place yourself in the mind of a Palestinian. You have just been told by the Secretary of State of the outgoing US Administration in Washington that your people should have «a future of freedom and dignity» and «the Israeli Government’s program of establishing civilian settlements in the occupied territory is inconsistent with international law». […]

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Turkey Identifies Gunman in Istanbul New Year’s Club Attack

(teleSUR) Istanbul – Turkey’s foreign minister announced that authorities know the identity of the man suspected of killing 39 people in New Year’s attack. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced Wednesday in a televised interview that authorities have identified the gunman suspected of being behind the brutal attack in a Turkish nightclub that killed 39 people […]

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Iraqi VP: Saudis Responsible for Terrorism, Iran is True Ally

(GPA) Tehran – In a recent meeting with Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to the Iranian ayatollah, Iraqi Vice President and former Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki thanked Iran for their assistance in fighting jihadists and criticized the Gulf States for colluding with these groups. Maliki praised the Islamic Republic of Iran during a visit […]

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Erdogan Says He Has Proof of US Aiding Terrorists in Syria

(GPA) Ankara – Turkish President Recep Erdogan said in a press conference yesterday that he has proof of the US aiding terrorists in Syria such as the Kurdish YPG and PYD but also including the Islamic State (IS). Erdogan said it was “very clear” that the US is arming and supporting “terrorist groups including Daesh (IS)” […]

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Syria Accuses Israel of Attack on Damascus Airbase

(GPA) Damascus – Earlier today the Syrian government accused Israel of an attack on an important airbase near the Syrian capital. Reports differ on what kind of strike actually took place but Israel has made no comment. Pro-western media outlets such as Al Jazeera are saying it was possibly an explosion of an ammunition depot […]

Middle East Syria

“Moderate” Rebels Attack Hospital in Aleppo

(GPA) Aleppo, Syria – “Moderate rebels” have attacked a hospital inside the government-controlled portion of Aleppo. One Russian female medical worker has been killed and many more residents have been injured after rebel fighters fired mortar shells at the hospital– which was set up by the Russian military to take care of civilians inside the devastated city. Russian […]

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Report: Bombing Muslim Countries Results in More Attacks at Home

(GPA) According to a report from the European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC), European countries who are taking part in the US-led coalition against ISIS are more likely to suffer terrorist attacks at home– and the trend is expected to rise. France ranked especially high on the list; Belgium, Germany, and the UK are also particularly susceptible to attacks. Ultimately […]