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Syrians Are Increasingly Recognizing Turkey’s Disrupting Role in Syria
11/14/2020
Syrians Are Increasingly Recognizing Turkey’s Disrupting Role in Syria

Syrians Are Increasingly Recognizing Turkey’s Disrupting Role in Syria

Copyright 2020 The Washington Institute - printed with permission Syrians Are Increasingly Recognizing Turkey’s Disrupting Role in Syria Ishtar Al Shami Ishtar Al Shami is a Syrian writer and activist. Also available in العربية November 13, 2020 Two weeks ago, Turkish authorities released t...

If you want to know who Joel Rayburn the successor of James Jeffrey is
11/10/2020
Exclusive: Inside the State Department's Meltdown with the Kurds

If you want to know who Joel Rayburn the successor of James Jeffrey is

The National Interest has learned from multiple sources about tense meetings between Syrian Democratic Council diplomats and State Department officials who oversee the Trump administration’s policy on Syria.

“Biden is going to be a very different president. He is an institutionalist. Erdogan will be unable to circumvent the US...
11/09/2020
A Biden administration a setback for Erdogan

“Biden is going to be a very different president. He is an institutionalist. Erdogan will be unable to circumvent the US government bureaucracy and go directly to Biden, nor will the new American president consider making side deals.”

Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election represents a significant setback for Turkey’s president. Recep Tayyip Erdogan had managed to establish a close and personal relationship with Pre…

Erdoğan's Jihad on "Infidel Europe"
11/09/2020
Erdoğan's Jihad on "Infidel Europe"

Erdoğan's Jihad on "Infidel Europe"

Middle Eastern politics is always a trap for radical ideologues. In Erdoğan's mindset the "infidel West" is militarily helping Armenia (the evil) and Turkey is militarily helping Azerbaijan (the righteous). Although Ankara and Baku categorically deny

Congratulations Ms. Vice President!
11/08/2020

Congratulations Ms. Vice President!

Kamala Harris will be the United States’ next vice president, CNN projects. She will be America's first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president. https://cnn.it/368Kl9K

Congratulations Mr. President!
11/08/2020

Congratulations Mr. President!

BREAKING: JOE BIDEN WINS

Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States, CNN projects, after a victory in Pennsylvania puts the Scranton-born Democrat over 270 https://cnn.it/2IfBtaf

Islamic State resurfaces with attacks in Iraq’s Diyala province
11/05/2020
Islamic State resurfaces with attacks in Iraq’s Diyala province

Islamic State resurfaces with attacks in Iraq’s Diyala province

The Islamic State's gruesome killing of a sheikh and some of his relatives by rigging his corpse with explosives has led to security concerns in the multiethnic region bordering Iran, long a hotbed for extremism and susceptible to sectarianism.

Turkey turns up heat on PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan
11/02/2020
Turkey turns up heat on PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

Turkey turns up heat on PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdish forces have deployed to a mountainous area long used as a camp ground by PKK militants, adding to the pressure the militants face from Turkey’s cross-border military operations in the region.

The painful simplicity of Trump's new Turkey scandal
11/02/2020
The painful simplicity of Trump's new Turkey scandal

The painful simplicity of Trump's new Turkey scandal

The Halkbank scandal is simple: a foreign dictator asked Trump to corrupt his own country's justice system, and the Republican president gladly said yes.

Key Russian company withdraws from Turkish nuclear project - columnist | Ahval
11/02/2020
Key Russian company withdraws from Turkish nuclear project - columnist | Ahval

Key Russian company withdraws from Turkish nuclear project - columnist | Ahval

A Russian company has withdrawn from plans to build Turkey’s first nuclear power plant following tensions between Moscow and Ankara over issues including the conflicts in Libya, Syria, and Nagorno-Karabakh, a columnist at Turkish newspaper Dünya said on Saturday.

“Interviewed just before that first world-wide demonstration, Polat Can, spokesperson for the Kurdish forces, explained:...
11/01/2020
Today is World Kobane Day. Here's why we should all know what that means

“Interviewed just before that first world-wide demonstration, Polat Can, spokesperson for the Kurdish forces, explained: "Today, Kobane is able to stand for two reasons: "The first is the heroic resistance of the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) and Kurdish Women’s Protection Unit's (YPJ) fighters, and the second is the support pouring from all corners of the globe.”

This will be the seventh year that November 1 has been marked as World Kobane Day ...

Why Turkey Incites Jihadi Terror in France
11/01/2020
Why Turkey Incites Jihadi Terror in France

Why Turkey Incites Jihadi Terror in France

A terrorist attack at a church in France on Thursday followed a week of Turkish incitement, including the use of mass media in Turkey to push for "retaliation" against France, such as boycotts, attacks on French President Emmanuel Macron, insults and

R.I.P. Dr. Najmaldin Karim
10/31/2020

R.I.P. Dr. Najmaldin Karim

It’s time to expel Turkey from Nato | The Spectator
10/30/2020
It’s time to expel Turkey from Nato | The Spectator

It’s time to expel Turkey from Nato | The Spectator

Even the staunchest Remainer would admit the EU is not currently the happiest ship, sailing in the waters of world politics. Viktor Orban’s self-proclaimed ‘illiberal democracy’ is growing increasingly incompatible with EU values, Poland has expressed distaste for 'the Brussels elites, blinded...

Kurdistan National Congress makes bid to stave off deadly intra-Kurdish war in Northern Iraq
10/30/2020
Kurdistan National Congress makes bid to stave off deadly intra-Kurdish war in Northern Iraq

Kurdistan National Congress makes bid to stave off deadly intra-Kurdish war in Northern Iraq

Steve SweeneyThursday, October 29, 2020 Kurdistan National Congress makes bid to stave off deadly intra-Kurdish war in Northern Iraq Photo: Chris De Bruyn / Creative Commons × This is the last article you can read this month You can read more article this month You can read more articles this month...

Middle East Studies Association
10/27/2020
Middle East Studies Association

Middle East Studies Association

Letter regarding the restrictions on Kurdish language rights and studies in Turkey—undergraduate enrollment, research and writing in the language of study, recognition of publications towards scholarly promotion and employment opportunities for graduates

ISIS flags spotted at anti-France protests in Syria’s Sari Kani
10/27/2020
ISIS flags spotted at anti-France protests in Syria’s Sari Kani

ISIS flags spotted at anti-France protests in Syria’s Sari Kani

The Islamic State (ISIS) group flag was spotted on Sunday at a protest in Syria’s Sari Kani (Ras al-Ain), a town currently under the control of Turkey-backed jihadists, according to visuals circulating on social media.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s “Make Turkey Great Again” campaign has come with military, diplomatic, geostra...
10/25/2020
Erdoğan’s Costly “Make Turkey Great Again” Program

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s “Make Turkey Great Again” campaign has come with military, diplomatic, geostrategic, and economic costs. Turkey’s posturing as a military might has been met with a Moody’s downgrade of Turkey’s credit rating to B2, putting the country on a level with Egypt, Jamaica, and Rwanda.

Erdoğan’s “Make Turkey Great Again” campaign has come with military, diplomatic, geostrategic, and economic costs. Turkey’s posing as a military might has been met by Moody’s downgrade of Turkey’s credit rating to B2, putting the country on a level with Egypt, Jamaica, and Rwanda.

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