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The Return of the Dangerous ‘Obama Did Nothing’ Narrative on Syria

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – One of great ironies of our over-saturated media environment is that, often, the biggest falsehoods and most transparent acts of political theater enjoy the most widespread acceptance and demonstrate the most stubborn popularity. No matter how improbable, or how much obvious evidence exists to the contrary, once a media narrative becomes […]

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Turkey Grabbing Syrian Land by Moving Border Fence: Syrian Ambassador

Idlib (Tasnim) – Turkey has unilaterally moved a border fence deeper into Syrian territory in an apparent “land grab” violating Syria’s sovereignty, Syria’s ambassador to Russia said on Wednesday. Syrian ambassador Riad Haddad said Turkey “has moved the barbed-wire [border fence] deeper into our territory, exploiting the drying up of Afrin River southeast of the […]

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Erdogan’s War of Words Inciting Terror in Europe

Ankara, Turkey (SCF) – Only hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a bloodcurdling warning about terror attacks against European citizens, four people lay dead on the streets of London. That death toll may rise further because several of those injured in the attack this week in the British capital are in critical condition, fighting for […]

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‘If Erdogan Wins It Will Be Worse for Us’: Kurds Fear Stronger Presidency

Istanbul, Turkey (MEE) Turkey will vote in April on giving President Erdogan greater powers. Many Kurds say a ‘Yes’ result will mean even harsher crackdowns Derya Okatan, a leading journalist on Istanbul’s Ozgur (Free) radio station, sensed what was to come when its website was shut down without warning on 28 September last year. The staff […]

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Top US Commander in Middle East: More Troops Needed in Syria

Jordan (GPA) – The top US commander for operations in the Middle East has apparently told reporters that more American troops may be needed in Syria for “maintaining momentum” in the fight against the Islamic State. General Joseph L. Votel, head of CENTCOM, and therefore head of all active US military operations has said that […]