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The Blatant Turkey and Al-Qaeda Partnership in Idlib

Ankara (GPA) – Ankara has sent more troops into Idlib in a move that is clearly a joint operation between the forces of Turkey and Al-Qaeda. Over the last week or two, things have been getting tense in northern Syria, near the last large “rebel” enclave in the region around and inside the city of Idlib. Currently, […]

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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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Rebels Ramp up Civilian Attacks, Incur Heavy Losses in Idlib

Damascus (GPA) – Russian and Syrian forces struck over 100 jihadist targets across Idlib and Hama in the last 48 hours as part of their recently launched siege to liberate the last of opposition-held territory from terror attacks, strikes, and kidnappings aimed at intimidating civilians and stalling an eventual defeat. At the request of Damascus, Russia assisted Syrian […]

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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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Istanbul Police Break up Landmark Turkish Mothers’ Protest

Istanbul (MEE) – Istanbul police on Saturday broke up a regular demonstration by Turkish mothers remembering the disappearance of relatives in the 1980s and 1990s, detaining over 20 people as participants marked the 700th such weekly protest. The mothers, known as the Saturday Mothers (Cumatesi Anneleri in Turkish), have met on Saturdays since 27 May 1995 in the […]

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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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Opinion: Turkey’s Abuse of Interpol Exposed

Ankara (TM) – The blatant abuse of Interpol mechanisms in a staggeringly high number of cases by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey in recent years in order to harass, intimidate and persecute political opponents abroad apparently hit the wall when an investigation by the Interpol Secretariat, launched at the urging of some member states […]

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60 Chinese Billionaires Visit Turkey for Investment Opportunities

Ankara (MEMO) – In a new measure aimed at supporting the Turkish economy and bolstering trade relations between Turkey and China, the richest fifty-nine Chinese businessmen, headed by billionaire Jack Ma have steered toward Turkey in order to set up partnerships and search for new investment opportunities. The Turkish media reported that the Chinese group includes businessmen the […]

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Turkey Deal to Trade US Pastor for Bank Fine Forgiveness Rejected

Washington (GPA) – The White House has apparently rejected a deal with Turkey to release a jailed pastor that has caused recent tension. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, the government of Turkey has apparently offered to return the jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson. In return, Ankara has asked for fines […]

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