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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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Replacing US Contingent in Syria with Saudi Troops is Doomed to Fail

Damascus (SCF) – The White House has had a hot new idea – to leave Syria but also stay there at the same time by deploying an Arab contingent to US military bases, primarily from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). So to Arabize one of the bloodiest wars of our time in keeping with […]

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US and Turkey Agree to Occupy Syria Together

Damascus (AHT) – While Syria makes progress in freeing areas of the country from foreign-supported terrorist groups, with invaluable assistance from Iran and Russia, the United States is seeking alternate ways to maintain its own presence there. The defeat of ‘rebel’ groups is not good news for the U.S., since it arms and supports them, and has […]

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Kurds, Out of Options, Look to Syria’s Assad for Help

Damascus (MPN) – The Kurds are feeling the squeeze from Turkey’s operation to route them from northern Syria, and with their benefactors in Washington unwilling to garner support, they are looking to former enemies to save them. The war in Syria has been relatively absent from media coverage in recent weeks following the declared victory […]

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Turkey Plans to Continue Bombardment of Syria’s Afrin

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced in a meeting with business leaders Monday that Turkey does not plan to back down from its shelling of Afrin. “The Afrin operation will end when its objectives are reached,” Erdogan said. He added that Syrian opposition forces will support the siege such as the Free Syrian […]

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Turkish Troops Mass on Syrian Border Preparing Advance on US-backed Kurds

Ankara (GPA) – It appears the ambitions of the Turks and Kurds are finally near their collision point as Turkish President Recep Erdogan prepares to sweep out what he calls the “terror nests” in northern Syria. This dust-up started last weekend when the US announced the creation of a new Kurdish-led Border Security Force to […]

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