Turkey Boasts of NATO’s Second-Largest Army, Wants Aid in War against Kurds

Rick Rozoff At the opening of the NATO Maritime Security Center of Excellence in Istanbul, one of several NATO centers and commands in Turkey, the nation’s defense minister, Hulusi Akar, delivered an address that both touted Turkey’s role as a NATO powerhouse and expressed chagrin that the military bloc isn’t assisting it in its now…

A Witness from His Family Testifies: Erdogan is Putin’s and Russia’s Enemy

Arabi Souri President Biden’s position may be the reason why President Erdogan’s team talked about a “new Turkish model” against Russia, which the members of this team believe “lacks many of the ingredients to confront the rising Turkish power.” The following is the English translation from Arabic of the latest article by Turkish career journalist Husni…

Russia Salaams Before Turkey…Again

Rick Rozoff Russian, Turkish diplomats discuss Syria, Karabakh, Ukraine — Russian Foreign Ministry Moscow and Ankara reaffirmed their commitment to further coordination of efforts to strengthen peace and stability in those regions Moscow and Ankara, when touching upon the South Caucasus, Ukraine, and Central Asia, reaffirmed their commitment to further coordination of efforts to strengthen…

How Washington is Positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda’s Founder as its ‘Asset’

Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal Syrian Al Qaeda leader Mohammad al-Jolani (L) with PBS Frontline’s Martin Smith A PBS Frontline special is the latest vehicle in a PR campaign to legitimize rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, HTS, and market its leader Mohammad Jolani as a competent American “asset.” March 2021 – marked the 10th anniversary of the…

Could NATO and Building the Military Save Turkey from Crisis?

Vladimir Odintsov Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP), led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has seen a significant loss of voter support over the past three years since the 2018 parliamentary elections, according to a Turkish sociological company. Currently, only 34.1% of Turkish voters would potentially give it their votes if elections were held…

New Scandals Reveal Erdogan Arming al-Qaeda in Syria

2 June، 2021 Damascus, SANA Scandals of the Turkish regime and the secrets of its close relation with terrorist organizations in Syria, including al-Qaeda, continue to uncover via videos published by Turkish mafia leader, Sadat Bakr, in which he reveals the corruption of those close to the Recep Tayyip Erdogan regime, and their involvement in…

As NATO Summit Approaches: Will Biden Keep U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Turkey?

Rick Rozoff A piece was published in Turkey’s Hürriyet on May 5 by its editor-in-chief Sedat Ergin analyzing the prospects of the Biden administration removing American nuclear bombs from Turkey. It has been estimated that the Pentagon maintains 50 B61 tactical nuclear weapons at the İncirlik Air Base in the country among an estimated 350…

War in the Caucasus: Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan Axes

Ways of reviving the Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel triangle Cavid Veliyev Excerpts: Turkey and Israel made important contributions to “Operation Iron Fist.” Turkey’s unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) Bayraktar TB2 and Israel’s drones Harop contributed to the breaking of the defense line of the Armenian army, which occupied Azerbaijan’s territories, and to the Azerbaijani army’s successful liberation operation….

Ankara’s Fourth War Front: Turkish Soldiers Killed in New Iraq Offensive

Rick Rozoff Iraqi riot police protect the Turkish embassy in Baghdad As long as Turkey serves as NATO’s bulwark against Russia – and Iraq, Syria and Iran – its gross violations of international law and its military aggression from North Africa to the Caucasus are overlooked. Overlooked by the Russian government as well as the…

Who is Responsible for the Rise of Terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria?

Valery Kulikov The fact that the United States uses terrorist organizations as mercenaries to advance its national interests around the world has long been no secret. Initially, the US, through its intelligence services, used al-Qaeda fighters (banned in Russia) to counter the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, destabilize the region, and overthrow legitimate governments. Then, when…