Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Turkey puts 16 public figures on trial for 2013 anti-government protests

Turkey has put on trial 16 high-profile figures accused of involvement in acts of “terror” and trying to overthrow the government of then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2013 nationwide protests. The trial, taking place in a prison complex on the outskirts of Istanbul on Monday, was about the mass “Gezi Park” demonstrations that […]

Shift in Military Alliances: America Declares War on Turkey? #NATOExit?

This article was first published in August 2018. What should be emphasized in relation to ongoing US threats directed against Iran, is that a conventional ground war on Iran is almost an impossibility without Turkey and Pakistan which are now aligned with Iran. *** A major and far-reaching shift in military alliances is unfolding. While Turkey is […]

US considers three sanctions packages on Turkey over Russian S-400 systems

US President Donald Trump’s administration is weighing three packages of sanctions against Turkey over Ankara’s decision to acquire advanced Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems. Citing three unnamed people familiar with the matter, English-language Bloomberg television news network, reported on Wednesday that the most severe package under discussion between officials at the National Security Council and […]

Turkey’s Erdogan says former Egyptian president Morsi was ‘killed’

Morsi suffered a fatal heart attack following a court appearance Monday and now the Turkish leader has vowed his government “will do whatever it takes” to pursue prosecution of the current Egyptian government, whom he holds responsible for Morsi’s untimely death, in international court.   He also promised to raise the issue of Morsi’s death […]

Iran, Turkey presidents express opposition to sanctions, unilateralism

Presidents of Iran and Turkey have expressed their opposition to any kind of sanctions and unilateralism in international relations. Iran is keen to expand relations with Turkey in all fields, particularly in economic and trade sectors, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines […]

Lira Slides After Turkey Vows It Will Retaliate To US Sanctions Over S-400

Two weeks ago, when Trump started rolling out tariffs left and right as a political punishment weapon for any sovereigns who presented hurdles to White House policies (like Mexico), we predicted which country would likely be next on Trump’s list of tariffs: Turkey. Next on Trump’s train of terrifying tariffs: Turkey — zerohedge (@zerohedge) May […]

Turkey trying to secure its position in ME by purchasing Russia’s S-400 systems: Analyst

Political Analyst Rustem Safronov says Turkey is trying to secure its position in the Middle East by purchasing S-400 defense systems from Russia while remaining close to the US.   Source Article from Related Posts Turkey puts 16 public figures on trial for 2013 anti-government protests Turkey has put on trial 16 high-profile figures accused […]

Turkey will not back down on plans to obtain Russian S-400 missile systems: FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country will not back down from its decision to buy advanced Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems, rejecting any ultimatums on the issue despite US warnings that it will lead to Ankara’s exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet program. “The language and content of Acting US Defense Secretary […]

Towards “NATO-Exit”? Shift in the Structure of Military Coalitions. Turkey’s Alliance with Russia, China and Iran?

First published in March 2019 Reminiscent of World War I, shifting alliances and the structure of military coalitions are crucial determinants of history. Today’s military alliances, including “cross-cutting coalitions” between “Great Powers” are equally dangerous, markedly different and exceedingly more complex than those pertaining to World War I. (i.e  the confrontation between “The Triple Entente” and “the […]

Security forces neutralize ‘wanted’ PKK terrorist in southeastern Turkey

Turkish security forces have killed a prominent member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group during a counter-terrorism operation in the country’s Kurdish-populated southeastern province of Diyarbakir. The Turkish Interior Ministry, in a post published on its official Twitter page, announced that Yusuf Kayran, better known by the nom de guerre Zinar Akro, was “neutralized” […]

Turkish forces ‘neutralize’ 43 Kurdish PKK terrorists in northern Iraq: Turkey

Turkish military forces have “neutralized” dozens of members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group following a string of artillery and airstrikes followed by operations by commando brigades in Iraq’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region “Forty-three PKK terrorists have been neutralized as part of Operation Claw, which has continued successfully for 13 days in the Hakurk region of northern […]

OILWARS: US condemns Turkey for drilling in Cyprus, foiling Israel pipeline deal

The US Ambassador to Cyprus, Judith Garber, has expressed her deep concerns over Turkey’s continued drilling off the coast of Cyprus, and urged Turkey to halt the operations exploring energy reserves in the surrounding waters. Garber made the remarks yesterday evening at the Independence Day reception held at the US Embassy in […]

Turkey ‘begins operation against Kurdish militants in Iraq’

Press TV – Turkey says it has launched a military operation against Kurdish militants in a mountainous area of northern Iraq. In a statement released on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said that the campaign, dubbed “Operation Claw,” kicked off in Iraq’s Hakurk region at 8 p.m. local time (1700 GMT) on Monday. Over the past hours, […]

Turkey Shoots Itself in the Foot by Providing Syrian “Opposition” with Advanced Weapons

The Syrian government’s offensive in northwestern provinces of Hama and Lattakia that began almost a month ago fell short of expectations. Having briefly established control over a number of areas, the Syrian army units were forced to retreat due to fierce counter-attacks by the armed opposition factions. After that the campaign transformed into a prolonged […]

Turkey says end of US preferential trade deal contradicts $75bn target

Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan says the United States’ move to terminate its preferential trade agreement with Turkey will be against the $75-billion target for mutual trade laid out by the two countries. In a post on her Twitter account on Friday, the minister, however, welcomed Washington’s decision to halve its tariffs on the […]

Turkey openly fighting Russia and Iran in Syrian Hama advance

Ankara Sends Hundreds of Terrorists, Advanced Military Equipment to Hama to Back Up Tahrir Al-Sham …from FARS News, Tehran [ Editor’s Note: Russia and Iran are going to eventually be asked why they looked the other way on Turkey’s playing the role of a divisive spoiler in Idlib, with its long support of proxy terror […]

‘Done deal’: Erdogan aide debunks claim that Turkey is set to drop S-400 over US sanctions

Potential US sanctions were too big a threat for Turkey to proceed with the S-400 deal, German tabloid Bild claimed on Friday. The publication quoted a “high-ranking diplomat from Ankara” who said that economic considerations were behind the alleged Turkish decision to stop the purchase. Later, Fahrettin Altun, head of communications at the Turkish president’s […]

Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran “Triple Entente”

Note to readers: please click the share buttons above   Author’s Note and Update Recent reports suggest that Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton, together with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, are “doing everything possible to instigate a war with Iran”. Will they succeed? The Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group is currently en route to the Persian Gulf […]

Collapse of rule of law in Erdoğan’s Turkey

The collapse of the rule of law affects all Turkish citizens, especially those of Kurdish origin. Repression intensified after a ceasefire with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) collapsed in mid-2015, and accelerated after the failed coup a year later and the subsequent two-year state of emergency. Anti-terrorism legislation, criminal defamation regulations, and the law against […]

Russia to start S-400 missile defense shipments to Turkey in July — report

A Russian official said Wednesday that Moscow will start delivering its S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July. “Everything has been already discussed and agreed,” Alexander Mikheev, the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, told the Interfax news agency. The United States has threatened to hit Ankara with sanctions if the deal is […]

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