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CNN: Why Turkey Sending Tanks into Syria is Significant?

More than 80 ISIS targets were attacked in the first hours of “Operation Euphrates Shield” early Wednesday, officials say, as Turkish armor and warplanes targeted a key ISIS-held town across its border with Syria. Jarablus is one of the few towns in northern Syria that ISIS still controls and is a critical location for supplies, money and fighters coming into ...

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Sputnik: Peace in Middle East Impossible Without Incorporating Kurdish Stance

Earlier in the day, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Syrian crisis can only be resolved through dialogue and on the basis of international law, expressing worry over reports of Turkey’s campaign in northern Syria. “Apparently, peace in the Middle East is impossible without taking into consideration the Kurdish stance. The current illegal Turkish military campaign in northern Syria ...

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Fisk: IŞİD Aylardır Cerablus’ta Oturuyordu, Sultan Erdoğan’ı Endişelendiren şey Kürtler

Britanya’nın önde gelen gazetelerinden Independent’ın deneyimli Ortadoğu muhabirleri Robert Fisk, Cerablus’a yönelik operasyonu yazdı. Fisk, kaleme aldığı makalesinde, “IŞİD aylardır Cerablus’ta oturuyordu; Sultan Erdoğan’ı endişelendiren şey, ABD’nin silahlandırdığı Kürt YPG milislerinin Türkiye sınırında Cerablus’a doğru ilerliyor olması” dedi. Gazete Duvar’da yer verilen Robert Fisk’in makalesi şöyle: ‘IŞİD’ BAHANESİNE SURİYE’DE İNANAN YOK “Batı, Türkiye ordusunun herkesin düşmanı olan kanlı ‘İslam Devleti’ ...

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BBC: Turkey Strikes IS and Kurdish Positions in Syria Ahead of Offensive

Some 1,500 Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are thought to be in the Turkish town of Gaziantep waiting to attack. A bomb attack on a wedding there killed more than 50 people on Saturday. Turkey also shelled positions at Manbij held by Kurdish YPG fighters, who have been advancing against IS. The BBC’s Mark Lowen in Gaziantep says the imminent offensive may ...

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The Independent: Turkey’s Hit List of Enemies is Growing as Erdogan Prepares to Buddy up with Putin in Syria

Could it be that the Sultan is thinking of renewing his old friendship with the Lion of Damascus? Be sure that he is. It says a lot about post-failed-coup Turkey that you can spot the priority list of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign antagonists from the Government’s reactions to a massacre. The slaughter of at least 50 Kurdish wedding guests ...

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BBC: Turkey Gaziantep; Kurdish Wedding Massacre Blamed on IS

So-called Islamic State is likely to have carried out a deadly bomb attack on a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. The death toll in the attack in the southern city of Gaziantep has now risen to 50, the local governor’s office said, with almost 100 wounded. A suspected suicide bomber targeted guests at a Kurdish wedding ...

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Foreign Policy, Selahattin Demirtaş’ı Dünya Lideri Seçti

ABD’nin önde gelen itibarlı dış politika dergilerinden Foreign Policy’nin 7 yıldır her sene düzenlediği en etkili 100 küresel düşünürler (global thinkers)  arasına bu yıl Türkiye’den sadece HDP Eşbaşkanı Selahattin Demirtaş girdi. Demirtaş ”meydan okuyucular” kategorisinde ve ”Erdoğan’ın hayalini yıkan” tanımlamasıyla girdi. Dergi, Demirtaş’ı şöyle tanıttı: ”42 yaşındaki avukat HDP’nin liderliğini yaparak Haziran seçimlerinde yeterince koltuk kazanarak HDP’nin cazibesini genişletti, partinin ...

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The Economist: Turkish Anger at the West

Duplicity coup THE aftermath of the attempted coup in Turkey on July 15th has been fertile ground for conspiracy theories. Pro-government newspapers have alleged that CIA agents directed the coup from an island in the Sea of Marmara; that a retired American general wired billions of dollars to rogue Turkish soldiers; and that the United States directed Turkish forces to ...

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The Times: Moscow Presses Turkey for Access to US Airbase

Russia is pressing Turkey for access to a key airbase used by the US as it tries to extend its influence in the Middle East. The American-built Incirlik base, about 65 miles from the Syrian border, is used by Nato and has about 50 US nuclear warheads stored on site. A senior Russian politician said that allowing Russian jets and ...

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Foreign Policy: Behind Closed Doors at the U.N., Russia and Turkey Are Still Battling

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met early last week in St. Petersburg to repair relations that have sharply deteriorated since Turkey’s November 2015 shootdown of a Russian Su-24 fighter jet it claimed had entered Turkish airspace from Syria. But there have been few signs so far of a major thaw at the United Nations, ...

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