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…

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…

The Kurds Must Choose Between Loyalty to Syria or Defeat by Turkey

Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from occupied northeast Syria, the Kurds of al-Hasaka have, for the last two days, been negotiating with the government of Damascus on how to spare the province from a possible Turkish invasion. Syrian General Ali Mamlouk, the Syrian president’s special security advisor,…

Syrian Kurds Vow to Fight ‘to Death’ in Event of New Turkish Op in Syria

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its component, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), have promised to fight “to the death” in the event of a new Turkish operation in northeastern Syria, SDF spokeswoman Jihan Sheikh Ahmed told Sputnik on Friday. “We will defend the north and the east of Syria to the death,”…

What is Erdoğan’s Objective in Afrin Operation?

Alper Birdal SOL INTERNATIONAL Turkish army officially declared on January 20 the launch of an offensive targeting the positions of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin region in northwest Syria. The Turkish AKP government’s excuse was the threat against national interests and border security. The operation has been conducted jointly…

على وقع العدوان.. ارتفاع أعداد الضحايا والنازحين.. ودعوات كردية للنفير العام … مقاومة شرسة في عفرين وأنقرة توسع تهديداتها صوب منبج

| الوطن – وكالات بـ«اللاشيء» الميداني والسياسي، خرجت نتائج العدوان التركي على عفرين حتى الآن، وحده ارتفاع أعداد الضحايا المدنيين، وأعداد النازحين، شكل المتغير الوحيد في كل ما يجري، وعلى حين تقصدت «وحدات حماية الشعب» الكردية التصويب على الموقف الروسي، متناسية موقف حليفتها وداعمتها الأساسية واشنطن، وجهت أنقرة سهامها صوب الأخيرة، مطالبة بوقف دعم منبج،…