Tag archive for ‘Syria’
PUTIN
By Editor On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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“Putin & Oil”.. An article by Ali Doğan, a former top executive and an opinion leader

Dear Friends, As I wrote months ago, falling oil prices are gradually bringing PUTIN to his knees. Ruble has almost turned into a worthless piece of paper, inflation has skyrocketed, debts have come to a deadlock More...

CAN-DUNDAR-TUTUKLAMA
By Editor On Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Journalist arrests in Turkey over report on transfer of arms to Syria

Can DÜNDAR, a prominent journalist and editör-in-chief of Cumhuriyet Daily was arrested on 26th November 2015 on charges of “being a terror organization member, espionage and revealing confidential documents”. More...

1092554
By Editor On Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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Russian Foreign Minister says Russia does not intend to go to war with Turkey

1092554 Although Putin is known to be the kind of character not to forget about “the downed Russian jet incident” in Syria, the international community had a relief yesterday when Russian FM stated that More...

SU-24-SHOT-DOWN
By Editor On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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Russian jet downed by Turkish F-16 planes near Syria-Turkey border

Tension between Russia and Turkey has climbed following shooting down of a Russian SU-24 aircraft by Turkish war planes near the Syria-Turkey border, over Lattakia’s Yamadi village (24th Nov 2015). The Turkish More...

PUTIN-ESAD
By Editor On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Putin says MidEast terrorists recruit fighters from ex-Soviet states to expand

The MidEast issue which was severly underestimated by world states (and even supported by some others) at the very beginning has grown to become one of the major problems of the world. When everybody though the More...

SINIR-KAPISI
By admin On Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Turkey ends open-door policy and moves to close remaining border gates with Syria

After maintaining an open-door policy throughout the four-year conflict in neighboring Syria, Turkey has moved this month to close the two remaining border gates between the countries, shutting out displaced Syrian More...

economist-2
By admin On Saturday, November 1st, 2014
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Article Scan: Turkey’s problems with neighbours (The Economist)

Recent actions push Turkey away from the West and the European Union. THE fallout from Turkey’s relations with Islamic State (IS) knows no end. Its global image is in tatters amid persistent claims of secret More...

TURKISH_PARLIAMENT
By admin On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Turkey’s parliament backs motion allowing military to join campaign against ISIS

Turkey’s parliament has backed a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to join the campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants. The resolution – passed with a three-quarters More...

OPINION
By admin On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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Article Scan – March 28th: Turkish tomb in Syria becomes flashpoint for conflict

Turkish tomb in Syria becomes flashpoint for conflict (by Fehim TAŞTEKIN) “When I was a child, Turkish soldiers guarding the Tomb of Suleiman Shah in the foothills of Jabel Fortress used to carry their water More...

TURKISH PRESS
By admin On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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News Scan – March 26th: UN urges Turkey, Syria to refrain from further military actions

UN urges Turkey, Syria to refrain from further military actions The United Nations urged Turkey and Syria to avoid taking steps that could increase tensions along the Turkish-Syrian border, saying abrupt acts may More...

GENEVA SYRIA
By admin On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Russia says Syria will attend next round of talks in Geneva

The Syrian government will attend the next round of peace talks with the opposition, set to begin on February 10 in Geneva, according to Russia’s top foreign official. Syria’s opposition leader met Russia’s More...

ASSAD SYRIA
By admin On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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Syria gov’t declares position, without mention of transitional governing body

Syrian government representatives on Monday presented their position without mention of a transitional governing body or the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As the joint session between delegates of the More...

LAVROV
By admin On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Lavrov: Russia, Syria determined to hold Geneva-II conference as scheduled

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow and Damascus believed no one could undermine the peace conference on Syria scheduled for later this month, Speaking to reporters after his talks More...

SYRIA GENEVA CONFERENCE
By admin On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Syria: Opposition considers attendance to talks in Geneva

Syria’s main political opposition, the Syrian National Coalition, is meeting in Istanbul to decide whether to go to next week’s peace talks. The coalition is under pressure from the US and its allies More...

SOCHI OLYMPICS GENOCIDE
By admin On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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Article: The Sochi Connection – The Winter Olympics and the Circassians

The 2014 Winter Games will be held in SOCHI, a Caucasian coastal city once homeland to almost 2 million Circassians who were beaten by the army of the Russian Czar and exiled to different destinations allover More...

LAVROV UKRAINE EU
By admin On Saturday, December 21st, 2013
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Lavrov: EU bureaucrats blocking talks with Russia on Ukraine row

Russia and some EU countries are eager to sit down for trilateral talks with Ukraine to try and settle the integration debacle. But overreaching bureaucrats in Brussels are opposing this intention, says Russia’s More...

TURKEY SYRIA WEAPONS
By admin On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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Minister says Turkey has exported rifles to Syria ‘for sports’

No weapons intended for war have been exported to Syria in 2013, Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz has said, while acknowledging that weapons “without military uses” for use in sports activities have been exported More...

Erdogan Putin
By admin On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Why does Turkey need to improve its problematic ties with Russia?

Turkey and Russia have had a common history of strong challenge and confrontation with each other in the region starting from the rising period of the mighty Ottoman Empire, centuries ago. At times, Turkey (the More...

HASSAN ROUHANI
By admin On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani praises Syria’s resistance against pressures

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani praised what he called Syria’s resistance against pressures from inside and outside, state IRIB TV reported Sunday. Rouhani made the remarks during a meeting with the More...

ERDOGAN-DAVUT
By admin On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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What happened to Turkey’s “Worthy Solitude”

Headed by the over-ambitious leader of AK PARTI as the Prime Minister of the country, Turkey made the fatal mistake of considering itself as undisputed “number one” regional power in the Middle east More...

ASSAD
By admin On Saturday, October 5th, 2013
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Will Turkey pay a bill for harboring terrorists fighting in Syria?

In an interview with Turkey’s HALK TV, Syrian President Bashar Assad stated that Turkey would pay a “heavy price” for harboring and backing “terrorists” in order to oust him, warning that the terrorists More...

KILICDAROGLU10
By admin On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
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Opposition: AKP putting people at risk for short-term interests

Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu explains why his party has so far refused to be part of the ongoing peace effort. DHA photo Turkey’s main opposition head, Republican People’s Party (CHP) More...

erdogan_anticoup
By admin On Thursday, November 29th, 2012
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Nato delegation in Turkey for deployment of Patriot missiles

PM Erdoğan made a statement saying the final decision on the deployment of Patriot missiles along the Turkish border with Syria will be taken after meetings with a NATO delegation, currently in Turkey for survey. Earlier More...

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