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Ankara (GPA) – As Turkey attempts to build relations across the Middle East, Ankara still can’t seem to declare a coherent policy on Syria. In a recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said he would be open to dialogue with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. However,Continue Reading

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Ankara (TNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tehran and Ankara may launch a joint operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its offshoot PJAK in the near future. “A joint operation with Iran against terror groups that are posing threat is always on the agenda,” ErdoganContinue Reading

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Ankara (GPA) – US forces are beginning to worry about a new front in the Syrian war as Turkish reinforcements arrive on the border of Kurdish controlled Afrin. Turkey has been exchanging rocket and artillery fire with the US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria in recent weeks, and it now looks like Ankara isContinue Reading

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Damascus (WW) – For the past six years, the United States, Israel, NATO and the Gulf Cooperation Council have waged an unrelenting proxy war against the sovereign, secular state of Syria. The U.S.-funded Free Syrian Army, called “moderate rebels” in the corporate-owned media, fights openly alongside forces backed by U.S.Continue Reading

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Raqqa (teleSUR) – While arms supplies for Kurds may clear the road to victory in Raqqa, the move will definitely complicate relations between Washington and Ankara. U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a swift snub to NATO partner Turkey, approving the sale of arms to Kurdish fighters seeking to retake the SyrianContinue Reading

Syria (teleSUR) – U.S.-backed forces recaptured the Syrian city of Manbij on Friday, where civilians had been held as human shields by the Islamic State group. Allied Arab and Kurdish fighters seized full control on Friday of the northern Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border, freeing more than 2,000 hostages, whoContinue Reading