21WIRE + RT | This is what happens in a dictatorship – and it’s all to hide NATO’s revived plans for war with Syria.
21st Century Wire | For Brazilians to say no to massive parties like the World Cup and the Olympics means their socioeconomic situation is in real trouble.
StratRisks | Israel is set to send warships to the Eastern Mediterranean for a joint military exercise with Cyprus
PressTV | Pressing Turkey for full restoration of full diplomatic relations with Israel, two sides addressed issues pertaining to Cyprus
Huffington Post | According to the Italian news agency ANSA, a team of archeologists working in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis in southwestern Turkey claims to have located the Plutonium, or Pluto’s Gate — an ancient pilgrim site considered the entryway to the underworld
Patrick Henningsen | No run on the banks today, but the people begin to talk about what’s going to happen next…
World Affairs Journal | Would Turkey be a moderating influence on political Islam, in particular on the Muslim Brotherhood parties now dominant in much of the new Middle East?
RT | Surprise, surprise…
21st Century Wire says… It’s worth noting with this significant story today, that most western media news outlets are running the headline ‘Suicide Bombing at US Embassy’ even though such details are not yet available. The RT report below contains an eye-witness statement which clearly indicates that it was not a suicide bomb. One should be aware of the […]
RT | NATO’s role seems to be expanding every day – far beyond its original charter.
The chemical scare around Syria is receiving a skeptical response not only from Assad’s government, but now the very people seeking to bring him down. A senior rebel official has dismissed Washington’s reports that Assad was arming chemical warheads, saying it was all part of a media game.
The Washington Post Anne Gearan BRUSSELS — NATO agreed Tuesday to send new American-made air defenses to Turkey’s volatile southern border with Syria, a boost to an alliance member on the front lines of Syria’s civil war and a potential backstop for wider U.S. or NATO air operations if the situation deteriorates further. The alliance’s […]
Wahington Post Anne Gearan The Israeli-Hamas conflict is putting the Obama administration at odds with two of its most important partners in the Middle East, threatening to undermine other U.S. objectives in the region at a time of political upheaval. On Monday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, which has frequently served as a moderate […]
Editor’s Note: If it was the other way around, Israel would just go and get them. “In absentia” trials against four senior IDF officers On November 6, 2012, Turkey announced that a court in Istanbul will try in absentia four ex-Israeli military commanders over the IDF Freedom Flotilla raid in 2010. The Mavi Marmara was trying to break the […]
Moscow officials say the lives of Russian passengers were put at risk by the interception of a Syrian passenger plane by Turkish jet fighters.
Humiliation, threats and brutal beatings – that’s how some of those on board a Syria-bound plane describe the welcome they received in Turkey. F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to ground the Moscow – Damascus flight. It was carrying over thirty passengers, including small children.
In Syria, the Free Syrian Army says in two days they could start executing 48 Iranians they kidnapped in August. They claim their captives are Revolutionary Guards, Tehran says they’re pilgrims. The threat would be carried out if the Syrian regime does not fulfill demands to release rebels fighters and stop shelling. RT talks to […]
In a bid to speed up their time tables for Spring 2013, the West and their proxy Turkey are now baiting Syria into a wider regional conflict. Turkey’s parliament has authorized cross-border military operations into Syria ‘when necessary’ following a casual mortar-shelling incident on the Turkish-Syrian border. UK Column’s Patrick Henningsen breaks down the geopolitical […]
Turkey has fired back at Syria after Syrian mortar bombs killed five people and wounded eight others in a Turkish town near the border, says the Turkish Prime Minister’s office
By William Booth The Washington Post Sept 22, 2012 CAIRO — Commanders of the rebel Free Syrian Army said Saturday that they have moved their headquarters from Turkey to an unidentified location in Syria in an effort to unite and coordinate the armed insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Col. Riad al-Assad, a leader of the […]