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UN Khashoggi Probe May Spark Criminal Complaint, Analysts Say

New York (MEE) – Human rights activists and lawyers highlight the significance the of UN’s Khoshoggi probe and stress the importance of international follow-through. A United Nations probe into the death of Jamal Khashoggi will not immediately land any of the Saudi journalist’s killers behind bars, but it may kickstart a process that could lead to sanctions and […]

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Former US Envoy: Most ISIS Support Comes From Turkey-Syria Border

Washington (TM) – “I probably spent most of my time in our first year on the job … in Ankara because most of the material coming to fuel the ISIS war machine frankly was coming across the border from Turkey to Syria,” said former US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition Brett McGurk, the Rudaw new website reported. […]

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Lindsey Graham Becomes AKP Mouthpiece After Turkey Trip

Ankara (GPA) – Following a short trip to Turkey, US Senator Lindsey Graham has become a de facto spokesman for Turkish President Erdogan and the AKP. US Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham has been working harder than ever since President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull American troops out of Syria. This week he put […]

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Syrian Jihadist Leader Backs Turkish Military Operation Against Kurds

Manbij (TM) – Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, head of Syria’s radical jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), on Monday voiced support for Turkey’s plans to carry out a military operation against Kurdish militants in the country’s north, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star. The remarks of al-Jolani, who heads a group dominated by members of the former Al-Qaeda affiliate in […]

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Trump Threatens Turkish Economy to Protect Kurds

Ankara (GPA) – In lieu of US troops protecting Syrian Kurds, Trump has threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” if they move on the YPG. The last few weeks have been a full-on media panic following US President Donald Trump’s decision to remove US troops from northern Syria. One of the major concerns of those crying […]

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Turkey Says it Will Still Launch Syria Offensive if US Delays Pullout

Ankara (MEE) – Turkey will still launch an offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces if the United States delays the withdrawal of its troops from the war-torn country, its foreign minister has said. “If the [pullout] is put off with ridiculous excuses like Turks are massacring Kurds, which do not reflect the reality, we will implement this decision,” Mevlut […]

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Erdogan says forcing president to drink beer, listen to Mozart is ‘utter fascism’

Ankara (TM) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said those asking him to drink some beer or listen to prominent German composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with the hope that his style of governing the country will be better are engaging in utter fascism. The president’s remarks came at a meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party […]

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Bolton: No Syria Withdrawal Until Turkey Promises Kurdish Safety

Washington (GPA) – Contradicting Donald Trump, the President’s National Security Adviser, John Bolton has given signs of a potential indefinite delay in the US withdrawal from Syria. Speaking in Jerusalem on Sunday, Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser, John Bolton seemed to walk back the US President’s plans to withdraw US forces from Syria in a blatant attempt […]

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US Proposes Sale of Patriots to Turkey in Bid to Stop Russian S-400s

Ankara (GPA) – The US has proposed the sale of Patriots missiles to Turkey but in exchange has told Ankara to cancel a contract with Moscow for the S-400. According to recent reports, a US delegation visiting Turkey this week officially offered a $3.5 billion dollar sale to Ankara of the Patriot missile defense system as has […]

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Syria Army Reinforced Close to Front with Turkish-Backed Forces: Report

Damascus (TM) – Syrian government troops backed by Russian forces have sent extra troops toward the city of Manbij in coordination with the militia that controls it, a militia spokesman said, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said they were preparing to attack it, Reuters reported. The deployment was coordinated with the US-backed militia in Manbij, the spokesman for the […]

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