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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.

Andre Vltchek at the Turkish-Syrian Border: Confusion, Destruction and Grief

Andre Vltchek | “We love Russians here,” a local man professed, loudly.

Turkey’s ‘Do or Die Moment’: Snap Elections Could Determine Future of the Republic

Dr Can Erimtan | Will this upcoming election realise the Sultan’s Islamist vision, or will it usher an end of Turkey’s post-Kemalist era?

Kathimerini: Assad Calls Out Trump, Erdogan and the White Helmets in Exclusive Interview

21WIRE + Kathimerini | Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad lays out his thinking on everything from Trump to Turkey to Russia and more in this exclusive interview.

Conquering Afrin as Religious Duty: Operation Olive Branch & Turkey’s Supposed Transformation into a Sunni Superpower

Dr Can Erimtan | Erdogan is playing a high-stakes game, with visions restoring some of Turkey’s former Ottoman glory, but at what price?

Erdogan rebuffs US over his Afrin adventure: ‘How long will you be in Iraq & Afghanistan?

21WIRE | Turkey is defending its ‘right’ to carve out a 30-kilometer “secure zone” within Syrian territory.

Erdogan’s Latest U-Turn: ‘Assad is a Terrorist, and Must Go’

21WIRE | Erdogan performed yet another u-turn by declaring that Syrian President Bashar Assad is “a terrorist” this week.

UAE: Arabs ‘Won’t be Led by Ankara’ – As Retweet Further Divides Regional Relations

Reuters | UAE calling for Arabs to rally around a ‘Saudi-Egypt Axis.’

BANA ALABED: A Lost Childhood and a Future Jeopardized by Ongoing Child Exploitation

Vanessa Beeley + Khaled Iskef | Child exploitation is at the heart of the propaganda underpinning the UK/US intervention in Syria

The New Ankara Shuffle: Caught Between Moscow, Riyadh and Tehran

Dr Can Erimtan | At present, all roads lead to Raqqa, but that same road might also be a cul de sac for Kurdish national ambitions.