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Lindsey Graham Becomes AKP Mouthpiece After Turkey Trip

Ankara (GPA) – Following a short trip to Turkey, US Senator Lindsey Graham has become a de facto spokesman for Turkish President Erdogan and the AKP. US Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham has been working harder than ever since President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull American troops out of Syria. This week he put […]

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Syrian Jihadist Leader Backs Turkish Military Operation Against Kurds

Manbij (TM) – Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, head of Syria’s radical jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), on Monday voiced support for Turkey’s plans to carry out a military operation against Kurdish militants in the country’s north, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star. The remarks of al-Jolani, who heads a group dominated by members of the former Al-Qaeda affiliate in […]

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Syria, Iraq Respond to US Attempts to Prolong Its Occupation of Region

Baghdad (GPA) – The US decision to pull out from Syria last week has not entirely translated into a full cessation of involvement in the Middle East. While Trump declared last week to remove 2,000 ground troops from Syrian territory, he stated that he had no intentions of evacuating the nearly 5,200 forces from Iraqi […]

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US officials deny Syrian claim of recapturing Kurdish-held Manbij city

Ankara (TM) – United States officials on Friday denied Syrian claims that it has recaptured the northern city of Manbij, which was held by Kurdish militia, the Ahval news website reported. A statement was posted on the official Twitter account of the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve, a military coalition to fight the Islamic State in […]

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Syria Army Reinforced Close to Front with Turkish-Backed Forces: Report

Damascus (TM) – Syrian government troops backed by Russian forces have sent extra troops toward the city of Manbij in coordination with the militia that controls it, a militia spokesman said, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said they were preparing to attack it, Reuters reported. The deployment was coordinated with the US-backed militia in Manbij, the spokesman for the […]

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Turkey’s Hour of Reckoning in Syria

Ankara (SCF) – During a Pentagon briefing last weekend, Secretary of Defence James Mattis dropped a bombshell by innocuously slipping in that the US military intends to set up a string of observation posts on the Syrian-Turkish border. Mattis implied that Turkey was on board and that the idea was for the two militaries to […]

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Erdogan implies US has to choose between Turkey and YPG

Ankara (TM) – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday implied that the US has to choose between Turkey and a Kurdish militia in Syria as “it is the end of the road.” “Today we’ll take very important decisions. They need to see that it’s the end of the road. This is a chance for those who claim to […]

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Kurds, Pushing for Autonomy, Stand to Lose in Syria Negotiations

Damascus (GPA) – The Kurds refusing to give up demands for autonomy could end up costing them big in the Syria negotiations. Many supporters of the Kurdish forces in northern Syria have been celebrating recently upon hearing of the leadership of the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) entering into negotiations with Damascus. However, what they have failed to […]

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5 Times the US Actively Supported ISIS or Similar Groups (Yes, Actively)

Washington D.C. (GPA) – Everyone knows U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has more to do with destabilization than diplomacy. Whether arming terror states like Israel and Saudi Arabia or flattening entire countries like Libya and Iraq, American intervention is pretty much always a humanitarian disaster. At times, this policy has even included arming […]

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Turkish FM: YPG Will be Disarmed as Part of Roadmap

Ankara (TM) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Tuesday said the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militant group in northern Syria, would be disarmed as part of a roadmap that Turkey and the US endorsed yesterday, the NTV news website reported. “I didn’t get the idea that they would designate the YPG as a terrorist group, […]

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