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Syrian ‘Rebels’ Flaunt Turkish Equipment in Idlib [VIDEO]

Damascus (GPA) – Militants in Idlib release photos and a video showing off their Turkish military equipment. As the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive in Idlib province heats up, besieged rebel coalitions are putting up a fair amount of resistance. One factor enabling these rebels is apparently an influx of new Turkish equipment, which signals […]

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Turkey Summons Russia and Iran to Protect Syrian Rebels in Idlib

Damascus (GPA) – Turkey has called on the Syrian Army to halt their advance into territory under control of Syrian rebels Idlib. The renewed relations between Turkey, Russia, and Iran seem to have hit a roadblock when earlier today Russia’s and Iran’s ambassadors were summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Ankara’s reasons for summoning the […]

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What’s Driving Turkey’s Recent Emergence as a Middle East Power?

Ankara (MPN) – Many observers believed Erdogan wouldn’t be able to maintain his authoritarian political machine as well as maintain this economic growth, but the foreign policy of Turkey has countered these projections, leading Ankara to expand opportunities by partnering with everyone from Iran to the U.K. Over the last decade or so, the West […]

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With Opening of Turkish Border, Georgia’s Armenians Grow Uneasy

Tbilisi (EAN) – A few weeks ago, residents of the village of Dadash, on Georgia’s border with Turkey, blocked the main highway connecting the two countries. Their aim, they said, was to call attention to rampant lawlessness in the area since the opening of the border post with Turkey in 2015. In particular, they assert that their livestock […]

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Russia & Turkey Urge External Actors Should Stay Out of Iran’s Business

Moscow (GPA) – The Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministries have both issued statements on the protests in Iran sharing one message: external actors need to stay out Tehran’s internal affairs. As Iran enters its seventh day since protests began in several major cities across the country, Tehran’s allies are now issuing warnings about external actors […]

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Turkey Detains 20 Suspected Daesh Members, Including 15 Foreigners

Ankara (MEMO) – Turkish police have detained 20 people, including 15 foreign nationals, on suspicion of links to Daesh during raids in Istanbul, tightening security ahead of the anniversary of a nightclub attack in which dozens were killed. The raids by the anti-terrorist branch of the Istanbul police took place on Saturday and targeted four locations across the […]

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Twitter feud: UAE diplomat says Arabs won’t be led by Turkey

Abu Dhabi (MEE) – A senior UAE diplomat said on Wednesday that the Arab world would not be led by Turkey, the Gulf state’s first comment on Ankara since a quarrel broke out last week over a retweet by the Emirati foreign minister that President Tayyip Erdogan called an insult. Anwar Gargash, minister of state for foreign affairs […]

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New Turkish Emergency Decrees Pave Way for Extrajudicial Vigilantism

Ankara (GPA) – A new set of Turkish emergency decrees announced Sunday is likely to pave the way for new methods of crushing President Erdogan’s opposition. Over the weekend, the new decrees were announced in the Official Gazette, a journal devoted to publishing new laws as the government enacts them. The new decrees extend the current state […]

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Turkey Seeks Arrest of NBA Star Enes Kanter for Insulting Erdogan

Ankara (MEE) – New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, who supports exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, had called Turkey’s president the ‘Hitler of our century’. Turkish prosecutors have asked a court to sentence NBA star Enes Kanter up to four years in prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported on Wednesday. Istanbul’s chief […]

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Al Quds Protests from Around the US and the World

Detroit (GPA) – Last week following a decision by the Trump regime to move the US embassy in Israel to Al Quds, protests broke out around the world. Last week, the Muslim world (and the world as a whole) was shocked when US President Donald Trump declared the city known as “Jerusalem” as the capital of […]

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