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Rift Between Turkey and Israel Grows Following Trump’s al Quds Decision

Ankara (GPA) – Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged insults over the weekend, exposing the growing rift between the two US allies. Still expressing his anger over the decision by the Trump regime to recognize al Quds as the capital of Israel, Erdogan spent the weekend chastising the Israeli occupation […]

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‘Palestine is Not Alone’: Thousands in Istanbul Stand Up for Jerusalem

Istanbul (MEE) – To chants of “Palestine is not alone,” “Hit Zionism, hit it, hit it,” and amid a sea of Turkish and Palestinians flags, thousands of people gathered in Istanbul on Sunday, buffeted by strong winds and rain, to protest against the US president’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. US President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday […]

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Pro-US Kurds Will Not Participate in Syria Talks – Turkish Diplomatic Sources

Ankara (Duran) – Turkish diplomatic sources cited by the Daily Sabah and other Turkish outlets have reported that the PYD, a political arm of the pro-PKK militant/terrorist group YPG, will not participate in the forthcoming Syrian National Dialogue Congress, to be held in Sochi. The Syrian National Dialogue Congress organized by the Astana partners Russia, Iran, and Turkey, does not […]

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Iraqi Senior Leader: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Is Alive and in US Hands

Baghdad (AHT) – Jabbar al-Maamouri, a senior leader at the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq has declared that Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Salafi militant terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) is now in the hands of the US forces. According to the source, al-Maamouri assured that the US forces will not […]

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Erdogan Sues Opposition Over Corruption Charges, Offers to Resign if True

Ankara (GPA) – Following accusations of corruption by the Turkish opposition on the 21st, President Recep Erdogan said he would consider resigning…if they can prove it. Last Tuesday, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) called on Erdogan to release information concerning his families finances following information from the recent Paradise Papers leak. While Erdogan was […]

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Iran, Turkey, and Qatar Sign Major Transportation Deal to Boost Trade

Tehran (GPA) – Iran, Turkey, and Qatar signed the final agreement on Sunday hoping to increase trade between the three nations. This new transportation package was announced yesterday from a meeting in Tehran between the Economic Ministers for Iran (Mohammad Shariatmadari), Turkey (Nihat Zeybekci), and Qatar (Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani). This announcement was preceded by several […]

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Putin: ‘New Stage’ Reached in Syria, Concessions Needed

Moscow (MEE) – The summit with Turkey’s Erdogan and Iran’s Rouhani comes two days after Putin hosted surprise talks with Syria’s Assad. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a “new stage” had been reached in the Syria crisis but achieving a political solution would require compromises from all sides, including the Syrian government. Putin was speaking alongside […]