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Turkey Files

A New Turkey for the 21st Century: Tayyip Erdoğan’s Career and Deniz Baykal’s Role

Dr. Can Erimtan | As the country’s centenary approaches, the New Turkey is gradually becoming Islamic state in all but name.

Damascus Rejects US-Turkish ‘Safe Zone’ in Northern Syria

AMN | Syrian government officials argue that ‘safe zones’ violate the country’s sovereign and territorial integrity.

SouthFront: Syrian Military Vows to Resume Operations Against Militants

SouthFront | The new ceasefire agreement designed to cease hostilities in northwestern Hama and southern Idlib has just collapsed.

What’s Really Behind US-Turkish Conflict Over Russian S-400 Missile Defense

South Front | The US is desperately playing catch-up to Russia in the area of missile defense.

Turkey’s NATO Status Will Be ‘Unaffected’ by Acquisition of Russian S-400 Missile System

21WIRE + AP | Ankara further defies Washington as it moves closer in its defense ties with Moscow.

Washington is Aiding in the Theft of Syrian Oil

Stephen Lendman | Trump continues to arm both Arab and Kurdish fighters, working closely with them to traffick stolen Syrian oil.

Why the US is Pushing Back on Turkey Over S400 Delivery

21WIRE | US officials believe that Turkey’s move will give Russia access to NATO defense secrets.

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.

SYRIA: Turkish ‘Observation Post’ Comes Under Fire in Northwest Hama

AMN | Potential flashpoint here, but no reports of casualties from Turkish military yet.

SYRIA: Russian Forces Repel Massive Rocket Attack on Hmeimim Airbase

21WIRE + South Front | Today’s shelling came from Idlib’s so-called ‘de-escalation’ zone which is actually being held by Al-Qaeda terrorists.

Turkish Army, ‘Rebels’ Launch Offensive to Capture Two Towns in Northern Aleppo

AMN | the Turkish Army and their ‘rebel’ allies are attempting to seize two towns from YPG near town of Tal Rifa’at.

Lawyers tasked with derailing internal Syrian peace process and the failure of ‘international justice’

John Laughland | The ruling on Myanmar and Bangladesh illustrates everything that is wrong with international justice.

New Zealand Censoring Internet Users, Threatening Jail for Sharing Video of Mosque Attack

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | This story will continue to take bizarre twists and turns.

Pentagon Says Multinational Force to Establish ‘Safe-Zone’ in Northeastern Syria

SouthFront | U.S. troops to remain in northeastern Syria after the supposed pullout.

Updated Syria Briefing from Peter Ford: US Withdrawal, Safe Zones, Sanctions, Idlib, ISIS & Israel

GNS | Updated situational briefing from the former British Ambassador to Syria.

Turkey and Russia in Syria: From the National Pact to the Adana Agreement

Dr. Can Erimtan | Here are the in’s and out’s of creating a security buffer zone along the Syrian and Turkish border.

‘What about the Kurds?!’ Getting a Proper Grip on Turks, Americans & Kurds in Syria

Dr Can Erimtan | Most Americans have no idea who ‘The Kurds’ are and how they rose to prominence in the US foreign policy matrix. Understanding their politics and history is essential in understanding Turkey’s deeper motivations in Syria.

Trump’s Latest Hedge on US Withdrawal from Syria is Only Postponing the Inevitable

Peter Ford | We can expect to see bluster, smoke screens, and reversals on all sides in the coming days but ultimately the US will have to leave.

TurkStream Pipeline: New Cold War Realignments and the Return of M.A.D.

Dr. Can Erimtan | This move transform the Eurasian geopolitical chessboard, but will Europe realign itself before it is too late?

Moderate Traffickers: Turkish-backed ‘Free Syrian Army’ Caught Smuggle Hashish in Ambulances

21WIRE | Washington’s ‘rebel’ darlings are running an organized crime syndicate based along the Turkish-Syria border.