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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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Israel Threatens to Use Nuclear Weapons to ‘Wipe Out’ Enemies

Tel Aviv (MEMO) – Standing next to a secretive Israeli atomic reactor earlier in the week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to “wipe out” his enemies. In a speech that many will see as the Jewish state breaking its long silence over the possession of nuclear weapons, the Likud leader warned that it has the means to destroy […]

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Best Scenes from August: Yemenis Defend Their Country from US-Saudi Invaders [VIDEO]

Sana’a (GPA) – Yemeni media has released a compilation video depicting August victories against the U.S.-backed Saudi mercenaries and invading forces. The video below shows scenes from several intense battles across Yemen’s northern provinces where indigenous Yemeni resistance forces are currently defending the country from Saudi and UAE-led military occupation and oppression. Clashes were nearly […]

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Nikki Haley: Palestinian Right of Return Should be ‘Off the Table’

New York (MEMO) – US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that the right of return of Palestinian refugees displaced since 1948 is an issue that should be taken “off the table”, according to the Times of Israel. Commenting at an appearance at the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies, a pro-Israel think tank based in Washington […]

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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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Raids and Abductions: Israel Approves 1,000 New Settlements in West Bank

Al-Quds (GPA) – A series of recent raids, abductions, and violent confrontations took place at various locations in the West Bank this week in attempts to attack and intimidate Palestinians displaced by the Zionist entity July 22nd move to establish 1,000 new illegal settlements within the occupied West Bank. Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) demolished the […]

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Russian Defense: White Helmets, Armed Groups Plan Chemical Attack in Syria

Moscow (AM) – The Russian Defense Ministry reported on Sunday that foreign experts had arrived in Idlib to organize the play of “Chemical Attack” using chlorinated munitions. Sputnik quoted the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashnikov, that the White Helmets and Armed Groups is preparing a strike on Kafr Zita, south of Idlib, […]

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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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