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Simultaneous Explosions Rock Turkish Ammunition Depot – Reports

Skip to content 16 soldiers & one civilian injured Seventeen people were injured as a result of two simultaneous explosions that occurred at an ammunition depot in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa on Thursday, Anadolu reported, citing the provincial governor.Among those injured are 16 on-duty soldiers and a civilian who was on the balcony of…

Anti-Erdogan Protesters Gather Outside White House As Trump Hosts Turkish President

November 13, 2019 5:35 PM ET A large group of protesters gathered outside the White House Wednesday during President Donald Trump’s meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Protesters carrying Kurdish, Syrian and Armenian flags expressed anger toward the Turkish president and his actions against Armenians and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, according to The…

Donald Trump ‘Too Busy’ to Watch ‘Boring’ Impeachment Hearings

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was too busy to watch the first public impeachment hearing, as he hosted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House. “I’m too busy to watch it,” he said. “It’s a witch hunt, it’s a hoax, I’m too busy to watch it.” Trump said that he would…

Another Sign of Turkey Turning Away from U.S.

Eric Zuesse On November 6th, Ibrahim Karagül, who is an extremely influential Turkish media baron and newspaper columnist, and is considered to be a mouthpiece for Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s boldest positions in international relations, virtually declared war against the U.S. and its main allies in the Middle East, and called them promoters of…

Erdogan Threatens Flood Europe With Refugees Unless EU Provides Support to Turkey

The European Union has paid three billion euros to Turkey under a 2016 deal to contain the influx of refugees to Europe. Ankara has repeatedly complained about the slow pace of disbursements, threatening to let migrants cross through its territory.Turkey will have to open its borders to let asylum-seekers flow into Europe unless the European…

Turkey Claims “Intelligence Gold Mine” As Baghdadi’s Sister Captured Alive

Turkey says it hopes to gather "a trove of intelligence" after security forces apprehended the sister of dead Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Monday. Top officials have called her being taken alive an intelligence "gold mine". She was said to be hiding with her husband and daughter-in-law, who were also detained and are being interrogated, in…

Engel: Trump’s Syria Actions Show There’s Not Leadership in Oval Office, ‘It’s on Congress...

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel (D-NY) stated that President Trump’s actions in Syria have shown that “there’s no longer real leadership coming from the Oval Office. Now, it’s on Congress to step in.”“I’m Eliot Engel, Congressman from New York. As Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I…

Washington’s Armenian Genocide Recognition Is Politically Motivated, But Does That Matter?

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies… A historical moment was achieved on October 29 for the Armenian lobby in the U.S. after the House of Representatives recognized the Armenian genocide, with 405 votes in favor and 11 against the Resolution. This timely move was certainly aimed…

US leaves troops to steal Syrian oil

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Steven Sahiounie, political commentator… U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper explained in a press conference Tuesday, that a new U.S. force will be stationed in eastern Syria to protect the oil fields. Barbara Starr, CNN’s Pentagon reporter, pressed Esper on whether the US military mission there will be to prevent the…

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

Skip to content The joint patrols “start on Friday,” Erdogan said Joint Turkish-Russian patrols will commence later this week as Kurdish forces continue leaving the 20-mile ‘safe zone’ along Syria’s border with Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.The joint patrols “start on Friday,” Erdogan said in a speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, referring to the…
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