Posts Tagged ‘ankara’

Unconfirmed: Ankara to close Bosphorus for the “Syrian Express” of the Russian Navy

  Aviation of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation can no longer fly over Turkish territory Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to support Russian plans to resolve the situation in Idlib. At the same time, according to the information and analytical portal free-news.su, Turkey has closed its airspace for Russia. So far, this concerns military […]

Ankara to Attack Syrian Forces, or So Says Erdogan: Duff on Press TV

Biography Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults […]

‘Disrespect to our sovereign decisions’: Ankara hits back after US Senate committee greenlights Turkey sanctions bill

The approval of the sanctions bill by the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is “a new incident of disrespect to our sovereign decisions about our national security,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The ministry slammed the legislation as being “beyond damaging to the US-Turkey relations,” urging the US lawmakers […]

Washington abandons its Kurdish proxies as Ankara and Damascus step in

October 13, 2019 By Aram Mirzaei Even though I have my doubts over whether Washington will actually withdraw from Syria fully, it seems as if their Kurdish proxies in northern Syria have been left to defend for themselves against the ongoing Turkish offensive. I can’t say I’m surprised since Washington has done this to their […]

Trump Imposes Sanctions on Turkey in Response to Ankara’s “Operation Peace Spring” in Syria

On Monday, after a weekend of bloody chaos in northeastern Syrian brought on by Turkey’s cross border military incursion “Operation Peace Spring” which included airstrikes, ISIS prison breaks, and a continuation of the exodus we’ve seen over the past few days of over a hundred thousand civilians fleeing their homes, President Trump signed an Executive […]

Between Washington’s rock & Ankara’s hard place, Kurds had better choose Damascus

That was my first thought when asked for my reaction to the late-night (are there any other?) statement from Donald Trump that US forces were finally withdrawing from Syria leaving their Kurdish auxiliaries in the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to the tender mercies of the Turkish Army. The US should never have been there […]

Between Washington’s rock & Ankara’s hard place, Kurds had better choose Damascus

That was my first thought when asked for my reaction to the late-night (are there any other?) statement from Donald Trump that US forces were finally withdrawing from Syria leaving their Kurdish auxiliaries in the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to the tender mercies of the Turkish Army. The US should never have been there […]

Ankara receives 2nd batch of Russian S-400 on Tuesday: Turkish defense minister

Turkey’s defense minister says the delivery of the second batch of Russian S-400 missile defense systems is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The state-run Anadolu news agency quoted Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar as saying on Monday that Moscow would resume transporting parts of the advanced defense missile systems to Ankara on August 27. […]

Ankara won’t tolerate any US delay over northern Syria safe zone: Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country will not tolerate any US delay in setting up a so-called safe zone in northern Syria, where US-sponsored Kurdish militants are operating. “They (the Americans) first need to be sincere and need to understand that Turkey won’t tolerate delaying tactics,” Cavusoglu said during a press conference in the capital Ankara on […]

Turkey’s Multipolar Turn: Ankara and Beijing Come to Terms on Uyghurs Issue

China’s relationship to its ethnic minority Uyghur population has been the central issue driving a wedge between China and the Muslim world in recent years. However, the situation is already beginning to change before our eyes – Pakistan, Turkey and many nations throughout the Middle East have suddenly stopped calling the Uyghur education centers in […]

Ankara Orders Tahrir Al-Sham to Reinforce Military Positions in Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey has ordered Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) to reinforce strategic military positions in Jbal al-Zawiyeh in Idlib province after it turned down Russia’s demand for withdrawing militants from the region, the Arabic-language media outlets said. The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper wrote that with an aim to confront […]

US threats over F-35 program dishonor NATO alliance, Ankara says

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote a letter to his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar, outlining how Ankara would be excluded from the F-35 program unless the Turkish government drops its plans to purchase Russian-made S-400 air defense systems. Shanahan’s warning does not suit “the spirit of alliance,” Akar said according to a statement released by […]

Iran’s coverage: No third country able to harm Tehran-Ankara brotherly ties: President Rouhani

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:   No third country able to harm Tehran-Ankara brotherly, neighbourly, close ties President described the 5th Meeting of High Council for Iran-Turkey Strategic Cooperation very effective and said, “Nobody and no power and no third country is able to harm the brotherly, neighbourly and close relations […]

Photos: Rouhani, Erdogan hold joint presser in Ankara

President.ir – President described the 5th Meeting of High Council for Iran-Turkey Strategic Cooperation very effective and said, “Nobody and no power and no third country is able to harm the brotherly, neighbourly and close relations between Tehran and Ankara”. Speaking on Thursday in a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart after signing of […]

No third country able to harm Tehran-Ankara brotherly, neighbourly, close ties

President.ir – President described the 5th Meeting of High Council for Iran-Turkey Strategic Cooperation very effective and said, “Nobody and no power and no third country is able to harm the brotherly, neighbourly and close relations between Tehran and Ankara”. Speaking on Thursday in a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart after signing of […]

Washington is ‘working on’ Gulen extradition to Ankara, Turkish FM says

According to Mevlut Cavusoglu, US President Donald Trump told Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Washington was “working on extraditing Gulen and other people.” He stressed that the talk took place at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, two weeks ago. Speaking at a conference in Doha, UAE, Cavusoglu also said that the US is […]

Ankara to work with Tehran, Moscow on Syria: Turkish President

IRNA – Ankara will continue cooperation with Moscow and Tehran to prevent any catastrophe in Syrian, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. President Erdogan made the remarks in a speech in Ankara on Thursday. ‘We are carrying out work together with the Russians and the Iranians to prevent the catastrophe which took place in Aleppo […]

Flash flood strikes again in Ankara, Turkey – 2nd such event in 2 weeks

     A mass clean up operation is underway after heavy rainfall caused parts of Ankara to flood. Roads turned into rivers as rain came down on the Turkish capital city. Dramatic footage showed people standing on top of their vehicles waiting for help. The flood waters damaged local shops causing severe damage. Firefighters have been […]

"Fuck Turkey": Netanyahu Son’s Message to Ankara Over Gaza Massacre

That was the message the Israeli prime minister’s son gave to the world, as a state-level row with Ankara over Israel’s killing of 62 Palestinians on Monday descended into the bawdiest of insults. Yair Netanyahu posted the message on Instagram on Wednesday, as Israel and Turkey expelled each other’s top diplomats after Ankara’s […]

Turkey vows to bring Israel to ICC over Gaza carnage, Tel Aviv says Ankara will be there first

“Israel should be taken to the International Criminal Court [over the killing of Palestinians]. Since third parties cannot do it, Palestine needs to initiate this,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told state broadcaster TRT Haber on Thursday, referring to the recent spike in violence in the Gaza Strip. Ankara is now looking at what legal action […]

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