Israel Apes Kurdish Propaganda – Asks for Intervention in Iraq

Israeli regime officials have been scrambling in attempts to rally global support for further Kurdish nationalistic agitations against Iraqi and its allies. Earlier this week, Iraq re-established federal control over northern regions which had been illegally been occupied by the Kurdish regime of Masoud Barzani, in the aftermath of the ISIS exodus from cities like Kirkuk. …

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Turkish soldiers stand near armoured vehicles during a demonstration in support of the Turkish army's Idlib operation near the Turkey-Syria border near Reyhanli, Hatay, on October 10, 2017 © Ilyas Akengin / AFP

Damascus Demands ‘Immediate & Unconditional’ Pullout of Turkish Troops from Northwest Syria

Syria demands an immediate pullout of Turkish troops, whose deployment to Idlib province amounts to “flagrant aggression,” the Syrian Foreign Ministry said as quoted by SANA. “The Syrian Arab Republic condemns in the strongest terms the incursion of Turkish military units in the Idlib Province, which constitutes to blatant aggression against the sovereignty and territorial …

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The US-Turkish “Visa War” is a Hybrid War Harbinger

The US-Turkish “visa war” began when Ankara arrested a US consulate employee on terror charges over his suspected connections with the Gulenists, which served as the pretext for the US to do what it had apparently been considering for some time, and that’s effectively block Turks from visiting the US by de-facto including them for …

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Syria War Report – October 13, 2017: Turkish Troops and Vehicles Entered Idlib

Late on October 12, the Turkish Army started deploying troops and vehicles in Syria’s Idlib province. According to reports, at least 30 Turkish vehicles entered Idlib via the Atme border crossing and deployed in an area between it and Darat Izza town. Some sources speculated that the deployment was coordinated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly …

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The Middle East Pivot – Erdogan’s Turkey and Seven Deadly Sins

Introduction Multiple wars ravage the Middle East. Turkey has inserted itself into the middle of most of these regional conflicts and ended up a loser. Under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey has intervened and formed alliances with a rogue’s gallery of imperial warlords, terrorists-mercenaries, Zionist expansionists, feudal potentates and obscure tribal chiefs, with disastrous economic, …

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Syrian War – How America Shot Itself in the Foot

Total fiasco. That’s a quick way to characterize the US adventure in Syria in the last six years. The proxy war not only failed to accomplish its goal – removal of Assad – it tremendously weakened the US in the Middle East, strengthened its adversaries, and soured its relations with many allies. If it were …

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Turkey’s Military Launches New Syria Operation

The Turkish military has launched an operation in Syria's Idlib in line with the de-escalation zone deal agreed at the Astana peace talks last month. “Serious operation is underway in Idlib and it will continue,” Erdogan said in a televised address to ruling Justice and development (AK) Party members in Afyon. “We can’t leave our brothers who …

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Iran & Turkey Agree to Use National Currencies in Trade to Cut Dependence on Euro and Dollar

An agreement on using local currencies in trade has been inked between the central banks of Iran and Turkey. The aim is to improve economic links and make bilateral trade easier. Under the deal, the Iranian rial and Turkish lira will be easily converted to help reduce the costs of currency conversion and transfer for …

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Vladimir Putin with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the official greeting ceremony, Moscow, October 5, 2017 (Photo: kremlin.ru)

The House of Saud Bows to the House of Putin

What a difference a year – an eternity in geopolitics – makes. No one could see this coming; the ideological matrix of all strands of Salafi-jihadi terror – which Russia fights no holds barred, from ISIS/Daesh to the Caucasus Emirate – beating a path to the Kremlin and about to embrace Russia as a strategic …

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