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A Good Friday in the New Turkey: ‘It’s a Gas-Gas-Gas’

Dr Can Erimtan | Is Turkey really going to action its domestic energy ambitions, or is it just another election ruse?

The Re-Conversion of the Ayasofya: Starting the Countdown to 2023

Dr. Can Erimtan | Make no mistake: this is one of Erdogan’s final set-pieces in transitioning away from its former secular republic, and into a new, more Islamist State.

Syria and Russia to Build ‘New Hagia Sophia’ in Hama Province

21WIRE + MEM | New project show the importance of ‘peaceful dialogue’ between the major faiths.

EU Sends Reinforcements to Greece to Help Secure Border With Turkey

AP | Greece is struggling to stop a massive wave of migrants pushing in from the east.

Idlib’s Bloody Thursday: Where Fake News and Martyrdom Collide

Dr Can Erimtan | Erdogan is playing an increasingly dangerous game in Syria, and risks a busted flush.

Erdogan’s ‘Turkish Twist’ Risks Wider War in Syria and Middle East

21WIRE.TV | It seems Turkey and Syria are moving closer to all-out war, but is it too late for this crisis be walked-back?

Is Erdogan Recycling Terrorists from Idlib, to a New Civil War in Libya?

21WIRE + Mideast Discourse | Bad news for Libya, as Turkey offers yet another lifeline to its al-Qaeda fighters.

This is Genocide: The U.S. Senate’s Armenian Gambit vis-à-vis Turkey

Dr Can Erimtan | US-Turkey relations may be devolving into tit-for-tat recriminations – against a backdrop of an ever widening trans-Atlantic rift.

Erdogan Threatens to Close US Incirlik Air Base if US Continue to Sanction Turkey

21WIRE | The loss of these Cold War era facilities would be a major blow to US, and likely lead to Turkey crashing out of NATO.

Turkey’s 6th Religious Council: The Dawn of a Sharia-compliant New Turkey

Dr Can Erimtan | With the approaching centennial of the Republic’s foundation, Turkey’s AKP-led government is closer than ever to realising its vision of a new Islamic state in Turkey.

Turks, Kurds, Armenians & Americans: Genocide Denial as the Turkish Republic’s Raison d’être

Dr. Can Erimtan | Denial of an Armenian genocide has become a crucial political calculation in Erdogan’s New Turkey.

No Man’s Land: ‘Former’ American ISIS Terrorist Stranded Between Greece and Turkey

21WIRE + South Front | Why is US now abandoning its previously valued jihadi field assets deployed in Syria?

Assad Visits Idlib Province, Slams Turkey’s Erdogan for Looting Syria

21WIRE + AMN | Assad called out Erdogan: “a thief who steals wheat, petroleum, and factories, and now he is trying to steal land.”

Turkey in Syria: #OperationPeaceSpring – Purging Kurds as Religious Duty

Dr Can Erimtan | You need to look inside of Turkish politics in order to understand what’s behind Ankara’s latest foray into Syria.

NATO Crisis? Turkey Defies US Sanctions: ‘We’ll Continue Buying Oil and Gas from Iran’

Patrick Henningsen | Ironically, it’s not be the military largess which will sink this wing of NATO, but rather Washington’s own over-the-top financial warfare.

Kurdish NGO Report Claims New Proof Of Turkey-ISIS Collaboration

Robert Inlakesh | New documents appear to demonstrate real cooperation between Turkish state and ISIS terrorists.

İstanbul Election Re-Run: The Culmination of an AKP Policy of ‘Sunnification’

Dr Can Erimtan | The recent Instanbul election was billed as a ‘loss’ for Erdogan, but in many ways it has helped reinforce the AKP’s transition towards a more neo-Ottoman Islamist Turkey.

From Idlib to Xinjiang: Uyghur Fighters Trained for Terror

Steven Sahiounie | Are the West and their Gulf partners planning to destabilize Eurasia next?

Erdogan, Putin to Meet Monday in Sochi as Turkey Moves More Weapons into Syria

21WIRE | Turkey’s escalated military presence and heavy arms drop into known jihadist havens is unwelcome.

EXCLUSIVE – The New Turkey: An Islamic State in the Making

Dr. Can Erimtan | The country and nation-state founded by Atatürk now appears to be on the brink of disappearing, replaced by a completely different entity.