Arab Parliamentary Union Condemns Aggressive Practices of Turkish Regime against Syria

7 August، 2021 Damascus, SANA The Arab Parliamentary Union condemned the continued aggressive practices of Turkey’s regime against Syria, particularly cutting off water in Hasaka province. “The Arab Parliamentary Union expresses its deep concern over the repeated aggressive Turkish practices against the brotherly Syrian people in the neighboring areas of Turkey, especially the repeated practices…

Velvet Glove, Iron Fist: Turkish Power Projection in Three Continents

Rick Rozoff Turkey’s soft power laid ground for risk-taking, military gains, former U.S. colonel says “We see a pattern of diplomatic engagement; diplomatic engagement breeds the commercial activity, the commercial activity breeds the military cooperation, and the military cooperation leads to industrial exchanges and in some cases defence and industrial cooperation,” [retired U.S. Colonel Rich]…

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…

Erdoğan Starts a Political Earthquake in Turkey

Vijay Prashad, E. Ahmet Tonak HDP politician Selahattin Demirtaş has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for “insulting the president”. Photo: ANF Significant developments are underway in Turkey. Most ominously, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has moved toward the banning of one…

Struggle for Democracy in Turkey

President of the HDP party, Ertuğrul Kürkçü, speaks to Vijay Prashad about the latest crackdown by Erdoğan’s government on democracy Ertuğrul Kürkçü, Honorary president of the People’s Democratic Party, (HDP) talks to Vijay Prashad about the Turkish government’s attempt to the ban the party, the history of leftist and democratic resistance in the country and…

Turkish Claims that the PKK is Operating in Artsakh Set a Dangerous Precedent

Paul Antonopoulos Conflict sparked up again yesterday in Artsakh, or more commonly known as Nagorno-Karabakh, when Azerbaijan launched an offensive against Armenian forces. Although the Republic of Artsakh is not recognized by any state, including Armenia, and it is still internationally recognized as occupied Azerbaijani territory, it achieved a de facto independence in 1994. As…

Kurdish People Resist Storm of Turkish Bombs

The indiscriminate bombing of a territory to destroy the people living in it. That seems to be the premise of the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. And that premise was confirmed last June 15, when the Ankara government ordered a massive bombing of Bashur (Iraqi Kurdistan, northern Iraq), which targeted the Makhmur refugee…

US Betrays Kurds – Again

It is a maxim of US statecraft that Washington “does not have permanent friends or enemies, only interests.” That maxim, attributed to Henry Kissinger, was starkly demonstrated this week when US President Donald Trump gave Turkey a green light to launch a military offensive on northern Syria, targeting Kurdish militants. The Turkish offensive began on…

In the Last 24 Hours: Forces Prepare for Turkish Assault on Northern Syria

Russian Army Reinforces in Aleppo to Block Ankara’s Possible Attacks TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Army has reinforced its troops in the city of Tal Rafat in Northern Aleppo to confront the imminent attack by the Turkish Army in Northern and Eastern Syria, the Arabic-language media outlets said. The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted local sources in…

Kurds in Syria Ready to Negotiate With Damascus as Turkish Operation Looming

Sputnik-Middle East Kurds in northeast Syria are ready to work on an agreement with Damascus in order to protect themselves as the Turkish operation in the area is looming and the United States has abandoned its support, a top official of the de-facto autonomous administration of North and East Syria (AANES) stated. “In order for…