Turkey Swings West: The Ukraine War and Domestic Elections

Erman Çete While Ankara has always sought to maintain a careful balance between east and west, Turkey’s 2023 election candidates believe they need US support to win. Ankara’s rapprochement with the US has been accelerated by events in Ukraine. These ties will also shape Turkey domestically, with or without a 2023 Erdogan electoral win. On…

Iranian IRGC Colonel Assassinated in Tehran

The Cradle The body of IRGC Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei lays motionless in his car outside his home after being assassinated by unknown armed assailants, likely hired by the Israeli Mossad, on 22 May 2022. (Photo credit: IRNA) Many are pointing towards the Mossad as being behind the assassination Unknown assailants shot and killed an…

Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) Protest NATO at Incirlik Air Base

Communist Youth of Turkey protested against NATO and US imperialism in front of the American base in Incirlik, Adana. TKG members who wanted to march to Incirlik Base were blocked by riot police. The Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) issued a statement on May 6 and said, “We are continuing to take the path that…

Syria Demands US Pay for Air Strike Victims

Baghuz after US bombing © Getty Images / Chris McGrath Damascus rejects Pentagon findings, demands troop withdrawal The Syrian permanent mission to the UN stated on Friday that the US must withdraw its troops from the country at once and pay reparations for the deaths of dozens of civilians in a 2019 airstrike in the…

Three Martyred in Israeli Aggression on South of Damascus

21 May، 2022 Damascus, SANA Three people were martyred in an Israeli aggression Friday on some points to the south of Damascus. “At nearly 11 p.m. on Friday, the Israeli enemy carried out an aggression with surface-to-surface missiles from the direction of occupied Syrian Golan, targeting some points in south of Damascus as the Army…

US and NATO Increasing Pressure on Turkey

Vladimir Platov For many a year, relations between Ankara and Washington have been characterized by an “unstable balance.” If initially, when Erdogan first came to power, his Justice and Development Party (AKP) was supported by the United States, then over time it has ceased to be an American project, demonstrating (as well as Erdogan himself)…

Sayyed Nasrallah Reiterates Call on Lebanese Authorities to Exploit Maritime Gas Resources to Face Economic Crisis

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah addressed on Friday the Party’s ceremony held to mark the sixth anniversary of the martyrdom of the Resistance military commander, Sayyed Mustafa Badreddine, indicating that the martyr was one of the symbols of the resistance generation which rebelled against the official regime in Lebanon and the region. Sayyed Nasrallah…