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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 northwesternContinue Reading

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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 theContinue Reading

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Ankara (MEMO) – In a new measure aimed at supporting the Turkish economy and bolstering trade relations between Turkey and China, the richest fifty-nine Chinese businessmen, headed by billionaire Jack Ma have steered toward Turkey in order to set up partnerships and search for new investment opportunities. The Turkish media reported that theContinue Reading

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ISIS IN ACTION On 15 August, the Petroleum Facilitates Guard (PFG) commander, Major General Naji al-Maghrabi, reported that an operation had been launched in collaboration with the Libyan National Army’s 331 and 127 battalions to recover seven vehicles stolen by ISIS fighters during a raid on the Greater Man MadeContinue Reading

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Washington (GPA) – The White House has apparently rejected a deal with Turkey to release a jailed pastor that has caused recent tension. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, the government of Turkey has apparently offered to return the jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson. In return,Continue Reading

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New York (FAIR) – In the aftermath of the assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, an article in the Miami Herald (8/5/18) reported that “a clandestine group formed by Venezuelan military members opposed to the regime of Nicolás Maduro claimed responsibility.” A New York Times op-ed (8/10/18) mused, “No one knows whether the Maduro regime willContinue Reading

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Bagdhad (MEE) – A recount of votes cast in Iraq’s disputed parliamentary elections were backed by the country’s supreme court on Sunday, making the results official and finally paving the way for the formation of a government after months of delay. Supreme court spokesman Iyad al-Samouk announced it had ratified the results ofContinue Reading