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Airstrike Hits Kurdish Resort as Turkey Continues Invasion of Iraq

Drone strikes of unconfirmed origin killed at least six people in Sulaimani province, northern Iraq, on Thursday, including multiple children. The strike, reportedly targeting members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), occurred near what the Kurdish outlet Rudaw described as a “village resort” popular with families. The PKK is a U.S.-designated Marxist terrorist organization that…

Egypt delivers stern warning to Libya concerning military intervention

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator… President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt has a legitimate right to intervene in Libya and has ordered his army to stand ready. “Any direct intervention from the Egyptian state has now acquired international legitimacy,” Sisi said after inspecting military units at an airbase near the border with Libya. He stressed…

The US supports new Kurdish unity to destabilize the Middle East

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Kurdish National Unity Parties (PYNK), a newly-established umbrella group consisting of 25 parties, was formed on May 20 to support the Kurdish unity talks, which have resulted in a “common political vision” on governance and partnership following a series of US-backed talks.  The statement released on June 17 by all parties…

Turkey Looks to ‘Expand’ Its Role in Libya After Civil War Victory

Turkey may expand the conditions of its security agreement with Libya, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday, Turkey’s Hürriyet Daily News reported. On Wednesday, a Turkish delegation including foreign and finance ministers traveled to Tripoli to meet with members of Libya’s U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). According to Ankara, the talks between the Turkish delegation and…

France’s call for NATO to stop ignoring the “Turkey problem” further divides the alliance

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst…   The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, and this calls to question why NATO still exists today. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO has militarily intervened in many sovereign countries such as Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, while also expanding membership to the very borders of…

Greece counters Turkey in EASTMED with Italy & Egypt alliance. Part 2 (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss a flurry of diplomacy and counter moves from the Greek government aimed at foiling aggressive Turkish claims in the Eastern Mediterranean, including signing deals to demarcate Exclusive Economic Zones with Italy and possibly Egypt next week. Support Free Speech: Subscribe to The Duran on YouTube – Find us…

Libya and the EastMed pipeline. Part 1 (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the unfolding conflict in Libya which has taken a turn towards Turkey’s favor as Erdogan’s intervention in the conflict has now pushed Egypt to search for a diplomatic, power-sharing, solution to the brutal civil war. Meanwhile Erdogan said Turkey would step-up its cooperation with the Tripoli…

Turkey has not told the truth about the murder of Russian Ambassador Karlov

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… On December 19, 2016 Andrei Karlov, who had been the Russian Ambassador to Turkey since 2013, was murdered by off-duty police officer Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş at an art exhibition in the Turkish capital of Ankara. After gunning down Karlov, Altıntaş was heard saying “Do not forget…

Greek-Italian maritime deal disrupts Turkey’s endeavour for East Mediterranean dominance

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst… Greece and Italy signed a historic agreement yesterday that demarcates the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of the two countries in the Ionian Sea. The agreement signed between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio has many ramifications in the entire Eastern…

Erdogan/Turkey squares off against al-Sisi/Egypt, as Libya conflict hits stalemate (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the ongoing conflict in Libya, as Turkish intervention has turned the tide and stopped Haftar’s forces from advancing towards Tripoli. Support Free Speech: Subscribe to The Duran on YouTube – Find us on BitChute. The Duran Audio Podcast:Follow on Soundcloud – Subscribe on iTunes. Via Al Jazeera… Russia and Turkey…
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