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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 […]

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Russia & Turkey: The Arms Deal that Signals the Age of Pragmatism

Moscow (EAN) – If any single arms deal can capture the shifting nature of Russian cooperation in the post-Cold War era, it is the pending sale of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey that now looks increasingly likely to happen. The S-400 is an advanced integrated system capable of simultaneously tracking 300 targets and striking them from up […]

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PKK confirms capture of two Turkish spies in Iraq

Bagdhad (MEE) – Capture of two MIT operatives led to the expulsion of Iraqi Kurdish official from Ankara on Friday. The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Monday publicly confirmed the capture of two Turkish secret service officers in Iraq last week. Diyar Xerib, a leading member of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) – a PKK-affiliated transnational body – […]

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Erdogan Is Playing the Role of Political Beggar: President Assad

Damascus (AHT) – In a speech delivered at the opening of the Foreign and Expatriates Minister Conference on Sunday, President al-Assad said that the West is currently experiencing an existential presence whenever it feels that a state wants to share its role. “Talking about foiling the Western project doesn’t mean we are victorious; the battle is still going […]