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US condemns Turkey for its bombing of Coalition partners fighting ISIS

After NATO member Turkey bombed anti-terrorist ground forces in Syria and Iraq on 25 April, the US Department of State released a statement of condemnation. This was a public dressing down. But so far, it appears to have had little impact. To read more … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s friend just did ISIS a huge favour by bombing their opponents

In the early hours of 25 April 2017, Turkish jet fighters reportedly bombed the headquarters of the front-line troops fighting Daesh (Isis/Isil). This came only weeks after the latest arms deal secured by British Prime Minister Theresa May with Turkey’s … Continue reading

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Immunity from prosecution is rejected for Trump insider, but it’s not all about Russia

Retired US lieutenant general and former national security adviser Michael Flynn recently offered to testify about alleged links between Russia and US President Donald Trump. But the Senate Intelligence Committee rejected his request for immunity. As former attorney Seth Abramson has said, however: Flynn’s … Continue reading

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Supporters of Turkey’s president hack Twitter accounts, but the outcome is not what they wanted

In the latter stages of the election campaign in The Netherlands, hundreds of Twitter accounts were hijacked by president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s supporters, accusing the governments of The Netherlands (and Germany) of being Nazis. Also Turkish government ministers threatened to … Continue reading

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Yazidis and Syrian Kurds and their allies under attack by Turkey and its proxies

The last 36 hours have seen major developments in the Middle East in defiance of directives issued by British and US-led Coalition forces. Turkish militias are attacking anti-Daesh (Isis/Isil) units near the Syrian city of Manbij. And at the same … Continue reading

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As Trump dithers, Turkey issues ultimatum to anti-ISIS fighters in Syria

Kurdish-led militias fighting Daesh (Isis/Isil) in northern Syria have provided details this week of new attacks on villages which they had previously liberated from jihadi forces. But these attacks didn’t come from Daesh. They came from Turkey. And as Donald Trump dithers … Continue reading

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Turkey’s latest moves hint at the next tragic stage of the Middle East war [OPINION]

Turkey’s volatile president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has issued statements attacking the Obama administration and its role in the Middle East. And his allies in Turkey have followed suit. Such outbursts may well signal the end of NATO’s role in the … Continue reading

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