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Operation Claw-Sword: Erdogan’s big new game in Syria

November 27, 2022 by Pepe Escobar, posted with the author’s permission and widely cross-posted Wily Sultan is caught between his electorate, which favors a Syria invasion, and his extremely nuanced relations with Russia There’s another Special Military Operation on the market. No, it’s not Russia “denazifying” and “demilitarizing” Ukraine – and, therefore, it’s no wonder […]

The OUN-Russia war (no longer an SMO): What do the parties want and what does the future hold?

November 23, 2022 Source By Eric Arthur Blair During this current relative reduction of hostilities in Ukraine, the calm before the storm so to speak, it may be useful to reflect upon the goals of the various geopolitical players, whether stated overtly or intended covertly. This may enable us to make educated guesses as to […]

Turkey’s Erdogan Threatens Ground Invasion Of Syria After Unclaimed Attack In Istanbul

After firing a series of strikes against Kurdish armed groups in both Syria and Iraq, Turkish President, Recep Tayip Erdogan, has threatened a ground invasion into north-eastern Syria. The strikes have been painted as a response to a terrorist attack in central Istanbul, but what else factors into this decision? On Sunday, the Turkish military […]

What would a Russian defeat mean for the people of the West?

November 15, 2022 Regular readers of the blog know that I separate our poor and long-suffering planet into two basic parts: Zone A, aka the AngloZionist Empire, aka the World Hegemony aka the “Axis of Kindness” and what I call Zone B, or the Free World.  Very approximately, we need to separate the ruling elites […]

Turkey detains Taksim explosion suspect, blames PKK

November 14, 2022 Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen English  Turkey’s Interior Minister held the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) responsible for Sunday’s bombing in a busy Istanbul street. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu stated that the suspect who planted an explosive device in Istanbul on Sunday has been arrested. A strong explosion was heard Sunday in a busy area […]

Erdogan says initial signs point to ‘terror’ attack in Istanbul

13 Nov, 2022  Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen English  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemns the “vile attack” that left dozens of people injured and six people dead as it tore through the heart of Istanbul. The explosion in Istanbul on Sunday that left six people dead and 53 injured, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, […]

No Greeks among Istanbul explosion victims; President and PM offer condolences to Turkey

No Greeks are among the victims of the explosion that rocked central Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday afternoon confirmed the Greek Foreign Ministry. The Ministry confirmed in a statement that the Greek Consulate is in constant contact with the local authorities and according to the existing information there are no Greeks among the victims. It also… […]

No pain, no grain: Putin’s Black Sea comeback

After the western military attack on Sevastopol briefly halted Russian grain transports, Moscow is back in business with a stronger hand and more favorable terms. November 02 2022 By Pepe Escobar So, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan picks up the phone and calls his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin: let’s talk about the “grain deal.” Putin, cool, calm […]

Erdoğan’s new challenge: Muslims must cooperate on Western Thrace, Kashmir and Palestine

The provocations against Greece by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continued in a speech he made on Friday about Islamophobia and deprivation of rights in western Thrace. Speaking at the 12th Ministerial Briefing of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Erdoğan underlined that racist attacks and hate speech against Muslims are on the rise. More specifically, […]

Turkey’s letter to the UN asking for the demilitarisation of the Greek islands – “We reject it,” says Athens

With its letter to the United Nations, Turkey once again made provocative and non-existent characterisations of the militarised status of Greece’s Aegean islands. In its five-page letter from September 17, which was revealed on Friday by ERT, Ankara more or less claims that the Aegean islands were ceded to Greece with reduced sovereignty. Even more,… […]

Erdoğan’s new threats against Greece: “We may suddenly come one night”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made new provocative statements against Greece on Tuesday afternoon, a few hours after his threats that “we may come suddenly one night”. The Turkish president, who is in Bosnia and Herzegovina, repeated during a joint press conference the previous statements that Ankara will do what is necessary in case Greece’s […]

Erdoğan’s new threats against Greece: “We may suddenly come one night”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made new provocative statements against Greece on Tuesday afternoon, a few hours after his threats that “we may come suddenly one night”. The Turkish president, who is in Bosnia and Herzegovina, repeated during a joint press conference the previous statements that Ankara will do what is necessary in case Greece’s […]

Erdogan threatens to ‘come down suddenly one night’ and attack Aegean Islands

TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “come down suddenly one night” on Greece by attacking Aegean islands that have had military bases set up. The president’s warning on Saturday, in which he said Greece should “look at history” and see how “heavy the price” would be for alienating Ankara, is the most direct threat […]

Erdogan threatens to ‘come down suddenly one night’ and attack Aegean Islands

TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “come down suddenly one night” on Greece by attacking Aegean islands that have had military bases set up. The president’s warning on Saturday, in which he said Greece should “look at history” and see how “heavy the price” would be for alienating Ankara, is the most direct threat […]

Erdoğan’s delusions: “Greece is harassing us and is a pawn of foreign powers”

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made new provocative statements against Greece, as well as against the EU and NATO, during a ceremony at the National Defence University. “Turkey knows that those who cause unrest with harassment at every opportunity in the Aegean are only pawns and the real struggle is fought by those who are behind them”, […]

Ukraine: Somewhere between Afghanization and Syrianization

Ukraine is finished as a nation – neither side will rest in this war. The only question is whether it will be an Afghan or Syrian style finale. August 30 2022 Photo Credit: The Cradle By Pepe Escobar One year after the astounding US humiliation in Kabul – and on the verge of another serious comeuppance in […]

Erdoğan says Greeks have a “vile character”; Bahçeli threatens Greece with war

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went on a new tirade of extreme provocation, finding the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor Disaster to send a special message to ultra-nationalist crowds. He launched a direct attack against the Greeks, proceeding with a historical retrospective, while he did not miss the opportunity to bring his neo-Ottoman […]

Turkey’s rhetorical war with France resumes: “Macron should face his country’s colonial past”

A new cycle of fierce confrontation has opened between France and Turkey, with Ankara describing comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron from Algeria on Friday as “unacceptable” and “unwise”. The comments were triggered by Macron describing “networks”, which are manipulated by Ankara, Moscow and Beijing, spreading “anti-French propaganda” in Africa. During his visit to […]

Turkey’s rhetorical war with France resumes: “Macron should face his country’s colonial past”

A new cycle of fierce confrontation has opened between France and Turkey, with Ankara describing comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron from Algeria on Friday as “unacceptable” and “unwise”. The comments were triggered by Macron describing “networks”, which are manipulated by Ankara, Moscow and Beijing, spreading “anti-French propaganda” in Africa. During his visit to […]

Turkey’s rhetorical war with France resumes: “Macron should face his country’s colonial past”

A new cycle of fierce confrontation has opened between France and Turkey, with Ankara describing comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron from Algeria on Friday as “unacceptable” and “unwise”. The comments were triggered by Macron describing “networks”, which are manipulated by Ankara, Moscow and Beijing, spreading “anti-French propaganda” in Africa. During his visit to […]

Turkey’s rhetorical war with France resumes: “Macron should face his country’s colonial past”

A new cycle of fierce confrontation has opened between France and Turkey, with Ankara describing comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron from Algeria on Friday as “unacceptable” and “unwise”. The comments were triggered by Macron describing “networks”, which are manipulated by Ankara, Moscow and Beijing, spreading “anti-French propaganda” in Africa. During his visit to […]

Peace with Syria: The final piece in Turkey’s foreign policy puzzle

August 15 2022 Ankara has managed to reset relations with several neighbors, yet normalization with Damascus has remained the most elusive, until recently. Why now? And what will it take? By Hasan Ünal The 5 August meeting in Sochi between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin has given rise to speculation in the […]

Israel Bombs Damascus Countryside, 3 Killed 7 Injured, a Challenge to Russia!

JULY 22, 2022 ARABI SOURI Israel bombed the city of Sayyeda Zainab in the southeastern countryside of Damascus shortly after midnight, three soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded in an initial official Syrian military report, this latest Israeli bombing comes less than three days after Russian President Putin condemned previous repeated Israeli bombings […]

Financial Times: Fruit is a luxury in Erdoğan’s Turkey, inflation threatens his re-election hopes

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is facing major economic issues, including an official rate of almost 80% which many neutral economists believe is actually much higher, and this could affect his chances of re-election in 2023. A former president famously said in the increasingly Islamist country, as people content with astronomical price rises: “There is… […]

NATO: The background of the Turkish “yes” for Finland and Sweden – The Greek reaction

Shortly before the official dinner of the NATO Summit at the Palacio Real in Madrid, came the big news, for which there had been ferment for days: Turkey finally said “yes” after Erdoğan’s tripartite meeting with Swedish Prime Minister and Finnish President for the two countries to become members. It was not a completely unexpected… […]

Terrorists from Syria Go to Ukraine to Fight Russia: Will Turkey Suffer?

March 09, 2022 By Steven Sahiounie Global Research, All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit and follow us on Instagram at @globalresearch_crg and Twitter at @crglobalization. Today, the […]

تركيا تغلق المضائق: مجازفة معلَنة بالمصالح الروسية

الثلاثاء 1 آذار 2022 تتخوف تركيا كثيراً من تداعيات الحرب الأوكرانية على الاقتصاد التركي (أ ف ب ) محمد نور الدين  لم يستغرق الأمر طويلاً حتى اعترفت تركيا بأن مصطلح «حالة الحرب» ينطبق على الوضع في روسيا وأوكرانيا. فبعدما قال وزير الخارجية التركي، مولود تشاووش أوغلو، إنّ بلاده كلّفت لجنة من خبراء القانون والدبلوماسية لبتّ […]

Turkey’s Erdogan Says He’s Cut Inflation to 4 Percent Before, Can Do Again

ANKARA—President Tayyip Erdogan said he had lowered Turkey’s inflation to around 4 percent before and that he will achieve that again, as it topped 21 percent following a push for aggressive cuts in interest rates that he has engineered. Erdogan has said that policy, which has sent the country’s lira crashing, was part of a […]

Another Erdogan Assassination Attempt Foiled; All Signs of a False Flag!

ARABI SOURI DECEMBER 5, 2021

As Turkey’s currency plummets, Al Jazeera guests clash over state of economy

December 6, 2021 Description:  In a recent episode of the long-running program Al-Etejah al’Mu’akis on Al Jazeera Arabic hosted by Faysal al-Qasim, two guests based in London and Istanbul, debated ‘why the value of the Turkish Lira was falling rapidly’. The following are key excerpts from this episode translated into English. According to various media reports, Turkey’s […]

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