Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

ISIS Captives Offer a Convenient Pawn in Turkey’s Syria Chess Game

Turkey recently threatened to send 1,200 ISIS terrorists back to their countries of origin in the EU, the U.S., and the UK. Turkey’s Interior Minister, Suleyman Solyu, claimed that extradition would begin on Monday, November 11, ironically on Armistice Day. Ankara claimed it would even send back those whose citizenships have been revoked. How Turkey […]

Turkey to expel Daesh jihadists starting on 11 November

On 7 November, at a press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared that his country would continue to receive migrants, but that without the financial aid of the European Union, he was going to “open the gates.” The European Union had pledged to give Turkey € 2 billion […]

Turkey puts lecturer, students on trial for taking part in LGBT pride march

ANKARA, Turkey — Eighteen Turkish students and a lecturer went on trial on Tuesday for taking part in a banned LGBTI Pride event at an Ankara university. The defendants face up to three years in prison if convicted of “unlawful assembly and protest” and “refusing to disperse” in a trial deemed “farcical” by rights groups. […]

Turkey: ‘Breathe for the future’ campaign plants 11 million trees

Some 11 million trees were planted simultaneously across Turkey on Monday as part of a campaign for a greener future. The planting ceremonies began at 11:11 AM (08:11 GMT) as President Erdogan announced he intended it to be a yearly tradition on National Forestation Day, in Ankara. A reported 340,000 saplings were planted in […]

WATCH Russia and Turkey head out to patrol Kurdish areas in northern Syria

The Russian military police and Turkish troops moved out of the town of Qamishli on Friday and turned eastward, covering 100km along the Turkish-Syrian border and visiting several large towns. The convoy consisted of Russian BTR-80, Typhoon and Tigr (Tiger) armored vehicles, as well as the Turkish Kirpi (Hedgehog) armored personnel carriers. Russian army helicopters, […]

Turkey captured al-Baghdadi’s wife and didn’t make fuss like US – Erdogan

“The United States said Baghdadi killed himself in a tunnel. They started a communication campaign about this,” Erdogan said on Wednesday during a speech at Ankara University. But, I am announcing it here for the first time: We captured his wife and didn’t make a fuss like them. Similarly, we also captured his sister and […]

Turkey’s Halkbank seeks dismissal of Iran-sanctions case

Bloomberg – A major Turkish state-run bank is seeking to dismiss a U.S. indictment against it for allegedly helping Iran evade sanctions on billions of dollars frozen in foreign accounts. Halkbank has refused to respond to the charges in court since the case was filed last month. On Monday, a lawyer for the bank filed […]

Turkey, Russia begin joint patrols in northern Syria

SEVIMLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara’s incursion. The patrols will cover two sections, in the west and east of Turkey’s operation zone in Syria, […]

Joint Statement by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Russia and Turkey on Syria

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the Astana format held the trilateral meeting and consultations with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Mr.Geir O. Pedersen in Geneva on 29 October 2019. The Ministers: 1. Reaffirmed the strong commitment […]

Turkey and Russia to start patrolling Kurdish areas in northern Syria together on Friday – Erdogan

The joint patrols “start on Friday,” Erdogan said in a speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, referring to the deal he struck with Russian leader Vladimir Putin last week. The purpose of the patrols is to maintain security within ‘safe zone’ along the Turkish-Syrian border. The Russian Defense Ministry previously said that the Kurdish forces, who […]

NO ONE WANTS WAR IN PART BECAUSE OF TRUMP Turkey says ‘no need’ to restart Syria offensive after deadline expires

Turkey says ‘no need’ to restart Syria offensive after deadline expires   Source Article from Related Posts Verizon Wants to Turn Fiber Networks into Citywide Sensors Vehicle counts, traffic slow-downs and other pieces of data central to traffic management DARPA wants insects to spread genetically modified viruses… to ‘save crops’ Researchers […]

Trump’s Tweet About Turkey, The Epitome Of Egoic Leadership

The Facts: Greta Thunberg seems to have a good heart with good intentions, but she also seems to be a puppet for big business and powerful interests. Reflect On: Why don’t the victims of child trafficking and war in the Middle East receive a platform like Greta has received? Eva Bartlett spent years on the […]

Turkey names banker US convicted of Iran sanctions-dodging as head of stock exchange

   A Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran avoid US sanctions has been named head of the Turkish stock exchange in a defiant gesture to Washington as US President Donald Trump threatens Ankara with its own sanctions. Hakan Atilla has been appointed general manager of Borsa Istanbul, Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak announced on Monday. […]

Turkey to resume assault on Kurds in Syria with ‘more determination’ if US doesn’t keep its promises – Erdogan

Erdogan said Turkey will resume the offensive into Kurdish-controlled territories if the US fails to facilitate the withdrawal of the Kurdish militias from the areas along the Turkish-Syrian border once the five-day ceasefire expires at 10pm local time (19:00 GMT) on Tuesday. If the promises given to us by America are not kept, we will […]

Turkey can have bases on own soil, but not in Syria: Iran

Related Posts ISIS Captives Offer a Convenient Pawn in Turkey’s Syria Chess Game Turkey recently threatened to send 1,200 ISIS terrorists back to their countries of origin in Turkey to expel Daesh jihadists starting on 11 November On 7 November, at a press conference with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán, Turkish President Turkey puts lecturer, […]

Syrian Kurdish forces and Turkey exchange blame for continued fighting

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Turkey exchanged blame on Saturday for fighting that has rattled a US-brokered cease-fire in northeastern Syria, as the Kurds appealed to Vice President Mike Pence to enforce the deal. The Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement that Turkey has failed to abide by the deal, refusing […]

China’s $3.6 Billion Bailout Insulates Turkey From US

Authored by ‘Spengler’ via The Asia Times, Beijing’s biggest support package ever for President Erdogan arrives at a critical time… Despite the US threat to “obliterate and destroy” Turkey’s economy, the Turkish lira and Turkish interest rates barely have budged in the past week (Turkish stocks, especially banks, are down sharply, in part due to […]

Iran, Turkey FMs hold phone talk on Syria developments

MNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu late on Friday to discuss the latest regional issues, especially the developments in northern Syria. The phone conversation came after FM Zarif’s consultations with the officials of other regional countries following Turkey’s incursion on northern Syria. Earlier […]

Damascus: US-Turkey Ceasefire Deal Unclear, Kurdish autonomy Firmly Rejected

Al-Manar October 18, 2019 Syrian president’s political adviser said that Damascus firmly rejects establishment of Kurdish autonomy in Syria as there are no reasons for that in the country. “Of course we cannot accept it,” Shaaban said in an interview with al-Mayadeen television responding to the question of whether Damascus could accept a “copy” of […]

Breaking: Turkey, US agree to temporary ceasefire in Syria

Turkey to halt military operation against Kurds in N. Syria, ceasefire will last for 120 hours – US VP Pence …from Russia Today, Moscow [ Editor’s Note: We will be posting the details of the deal as soon as we get them, but it is a shared victory for all sides, especially for those who […]

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