Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Turkey-Syria War On The Horizon: Airstrikes Target Invading Turkish Army Convoy

Turkey and Syria could be headed for war as their armies increasingly clash on front lines in southern Idlib, also amid a heavy aerial bombardment by Syrian and Russian jets of al-Qaeda held Khan Sheikhoun. On Monday a Turkish convoy came under attack by Syrian airstrikes while traversing a highway headed toward Khan Sheikhoun. Damascus has […]

Turkey fuming after Syrian airstrike on convoy in Islamist-held Idlib province

Ankara said three people were killed and 12 others injured on Monday after the Syrian airstrike, which targeted a Turkish military convoy travelling between two observation points in northern Syria. The statement said all victims were civilians, without explaining how they were involved in a military operation. Ankara said the attack violated the agreement between […]

Turkey gives up on the idea of a Caliphate for the second time, by Thierry Meyssan

Video message by President Erdoğan on the occasion of the Aïd al-Adha 2019. In the 18th century, during the Crimean War, the Tsar was the first head of State to recognise the double political and spiritual nature of the role of the Caliphe. Constantinople had lost the military confrontation, but its Sultan had maintained an […]

Turkey-US center for Syria safe zone to start work next week: Turkish defense minister

Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says a Turkish-US operation center for a so-called safe zone in northeastern Syria, where US-sponsored Kurdish militants are operating, will be fully operational next week. “The joint operation center will start working with full capacity next week,” Akar said during a visit to the southeastern province of Sanliurfa where he […]

A New Turkey for the 21st Century: Tayyip Erdoğan’s Career and Deniz Baykal’s Role

From Kemal to Caliph: Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan together with Deniz Baykal (pictured together in 2009). Dr Can Eriman 21st Century Wire Recep Tayyip  Erdoğan (aka the Prez) has been occupying the limelight in Turkey for many decades now – ever since his Justice and Development Party (or AKP) was founded in the early […]

Video: Quitting Cold Turkey

Until literally a couple of years ago, courtesy of its enviable position in Asia Minor positioned in direct proximity of USSR (during the Cold War), Iran (after the Islamic Revolution), Iraq, and of course Syria in most recent years, Turkey enjoyed remarkably positive press as “NATO’s Number 2 Army” and in general a stalwart and […]

Turkey will not align itself with either NATO or the CSTO, by Thierry Meyssan

Under the portrait of the layman Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attempts to continue the recovery of Turkey. Turkey is changing, and the projections of George Friedman, founder of Stratfor, are shown to be wrong. If the ex-Ottoman empire is to develop, it will not be as a vassal […]

Turkey calls on US to end support for Kurdish militants in northern Syria

Turkey has strongly called on the United States to stop supporting a Kurdish militant group in northern Syria as Ankara and Washington held their latest round of talks on the issue aimed at preventing a fresh Turkish cross-border invasion into the Arab country. The Turkish government has long been infuriated by Washington’s persisting support […]

Erdogan publicly announces Turkey invasion east of the Euphrates

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has publicly announced the decision to launch a long-awaited military operation in Syria, east of the Euphrates River, and said that the United States (US) and Russia have been warned and provided with the information necessary. Speaking at an inauguration ceremony in the north-western city of Bursa […]

Turkey to use F-35 missiles in locally made combat jets

Air-to-surface missiles developed for the F-35 fighter jet could be used with Turkey’s locally-developed national combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the country’s industry and technology minister said on Saturday. Two countries developed the SOM-J cruise missile, said Mustafa Varank during a press briefing at the 22nd National Sky Observation Festival in Antalya. “If the countries in […]

Turkey’s NATO Status Will Be ‘Unaffected’ by Acquisition of Russian S-400 Missile System

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday, moving the country closer to possible U.S. sanctions and a new standoff with Washington. A statement from Turkey’s Defense Ministry said that the first delivery of equipment for the S-400 air defense […]

US “Boots” Turkey from F-35 Program

The record-breaking costs however don’t translate into record-breaking performance. The F-35 has already seen its fair share of development hiccups and even when they are all ironed out, nothing the F-35 is even advertised as being able to do justifies its growing price tag. It is amazing then that anyone has lined up to buy […]

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 […]

‘Not a threat or a bluff’: Turkey promises tit-for-tat response if US imposes sanctions over S-400s

The first deliveries of Russian surface-to-air S-400 defense systems arrived in Turkey earlier in July, as part of a deal which drew criticism from the United States even before it was settled. After the deliveries began, the US cut Turkey off from its F-35 program, stating that the stealth fighter “cannot coexist” alongside the Russian […]

Turkish forces ‘neutralize’ several terrorists in eastern Turkey: Defense Ministry

Turkish security forces have “neutralized” several terrorists, mostly those of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group, during a counter-terrorism operation in the country’s Kurdish-populated eastern province of Tunceli. Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu news agency, citing a statement by the Turkish Interior Ministry on Saturday, reported that during a July 10 air-assisted operation on the outskirts of the province’s Ovacik district, […]

US powerless versus Turkey

   In a grim new stark reality reminiscent of “The Twilight’s Last Gleaming” the US military establishment now laments its own inability to forcibly corrupt the world – or in this case Turkey – to purchase its weaponry. In a bizarre release, author Phil Stewart speculates that the impotence of US power to force Erdogan […]

Trump Regime Bans Sale of F-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey for Purchasing Russian S-400s

Global Research Editor’s Note  The Pentagon ban on the sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey, which is presented as a penalty for not conforming to US demands, is ultimately a slap in the face for Lockheed Martin which produces the F-35.   President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed last month that Turkey was expecting the delivery […]

Turkey bombs Kurdish region in Iraq after diplomat killed

Turkey on Thursday launched an air attack on the Kurdish region in northern Iraq in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region, the country’s defence minister said. The Turkish vice consul to Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region was shot dead on Wednesday in the local capital Erbil. Police sources said […]

Iran, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan sign up to cooperate in IT

Ghanbar Naderi Press TV, Tehran IT ministers from Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran have agreed to launch a new joint initiative for public and private companies working in the information technologies sector. As our correspondent reports, the neighboring countries have also agreed to cooperate in Artificial Intelligence. Source Article from http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2019/07/17/601173/Iran-Russia-Turkey-Azerbaijan-sign-up-to-cooperate-in-IT Related Posts Turkey-Syria […]

‘Biased and partisan’ EU sanctions won’t affect our drilling off Cyprus – Turkey’s foreign ministry

European ministers on Monday agreed to reduce financial support for Ankara, suspended negotiations on an agreement on air transport and decided not to hold any high-level meetings with Turkey until it stops violating what the EU sees as the sovereign rights of Cyprus. The ministers also warned they could impose further sanctions, this time against […]

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