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Turkey Infiltrates German Immigration System to Expose Asylum Seekers

Berlin (GPA) – German journalists have compiled a report that shows strong evidence of Turkish spies infiltrating the immigration system in order to report information on political asylum seekers back to Ankara. German media outlets, Deutsche Welle and ARD have collected testimony from asylum seekers fleeing from post-coup Turkey, and the preliminary results show a significant amount of information […]

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Separatist Kurdish Factions: Human Rights Violations and Racism

By Sarah Abed Damascus (TRH) – The West has effectively preyed on the Kurds’ internal divisions and has used some factions to fulfill an imperialist goal of dividing and weakening the Near and Middle East. The Kurdish people are diverse, and in recent years, aspects of their culture and customs have been discussed in mainstream media. But the […]

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Syria Demands Withdraw of Turkish Troops From Idlib

Damascus (GPA) – In an effort to protect their “moderate rebel” friends, Turkey has launched a new military operation in; violating the national sovereignty of Syria. Last week, Turkey deployed troops into the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib. According to Ankara, the operation is meant to ensure the area’s status as a “deconfliction zone.” The other unofficial status […]

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How The Turkish Military Lost Power by Trying to Keep it

Ankara (GPA) – For the first time in the history of Turkey, it appears the military is actually accountable to the civilian government, in large part as a result of the old guard’s own decisions. These past several months have seen US-Turkish relations hit an all-time low as Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s ever-growing power continues to run up against […]

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US Mission in Turkey Suspends Issuing Non-Immigrant Visas

Ankara (GPA) – The US Mission in Turkey has announced they are suspending issuing visas to any Turks not looking to resettle in the US. This new temporary policy was announced Sunday morning in an effort to “minimize the number of visitors to our Embassy and Consulates.” The reason for the policy, however, highlights the growing tension […]

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Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Offers Balanced View on Kurdish Referendum

Beirut (Duran) – Nasrallah calls for political unity while opposing ethnonationalism and imperialism. The leader of the Lebanese party Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has articulated a defense of territorial unity across the Arab world while also calling for respecting the human rights of all non-Arab minorities across the region. In a speech which invoked the ideals anti-imperialist Arab […]

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Netanyahu and Erdogan Face Off Over Kurdish Referendum

Ankara (GPA) – Following the referendum in “Kurdistan,” Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are now engaged in a war of words over who is responsible for balkanizing the Middle East. During a televised speech following the Kurdish referendum in Northern Iraq Recep Erdogan accused Israel and their intelligence agency, the Mossad, of […]

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Erdogan Offers Imprisoned US Pastor in Exchange for Gulen

Ankara (GPA) – Erdogan has offered to exchange a US pastor detained on terrorism charges with the US in return for the exiled cleric and alleged coup plotter Fetullah Gulen. Turkish President Recep Erdogan spoke on the issue of Pastor Andrew Brunson at a gathering of Turkish police officers at the presidential palace. Erdogan devoted […]