Iran, Russia Confer on Situation in Syria’s Idlib, Eastern Euphrates Region

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister’s Assistant for Special Political Affairs Ali Asqar Khaji and Russian President’s Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev in a meeting in Geneva discussed the latest situation in Syria, specially Idlib and Eastern Euphrates. During the meeting on Wednesday, the two sides exchanged views on bilateral ties and the latest developments…

Washington or Moscow: Decision-Time for Erdogan in Northern Syria

Tulin Daloglu Erdogan’s Syria choices seem increasingly limited by unflagging US support for his Kurdish foes. Turkey’s only option may be a Russian one. Photo Credit: The Cradle Continued US support for Kurdish militants is taking its toll on US-Turkish relations. Turkey’s President Erdogan may finally have to choose between an American or Russian direction…

Erdogan Threatens Fresh Military Campaign Against Kurdish Militants in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to launch a new military campaign on the Syrian soil after a rocket attack blamed on Kurdish militants killed two Turkish special force police in Northern Syria. “We have run out of patience regarding certain areas in Syria that have been the source of terrorist attacks on…

Turkish Imperialism: When Will Turkey Annex Northern Syria?

Rauf Baker In its quest to fulfill its expansionist ambitions, Turkey is pursuing a systematic Turkification policy in areas under its control in northern Syria. This takes various forms—demographic, economic, educational—and even the orchestration of environmental extermination. Fundamental to this strategy is the ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of indigenous Kurds and the resettling…

Erdoğan: Turkey Will Expand Anti-Kurdish War Throughout “Entire Syria”

Via Rick Rozoff Turkey’s anti-terror fight in N Syria will continue “differently”: Erdoğan Turkey will pursue a much more different struggle against the presence of the YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria due to the escalation of terrorist attacks in the region, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, repeating his criticisms against the United States for…

Turkish Forces Shell Several Villages in Hasaka

Mideast Discourse, Hasaka Turkish occupation troops and their mercenaries of terrorists have shelled several villages in the vicinity of Tal Tamir area in Hasaka northwestern countryside, causing damage to a number of houses and to the infrastructure. “The Turkish occupation troops in collusion with their mercenaries of terrorists deployed along the borders with Turkey launched…

The Pashtun Will Outlast All Empires, but Can They Hold Afghanistan’s Center?

Pepe Escobar Fiercely independent, the Pashtun have famously lived for centuries on “the margins of Great Empires,” evolving into more sophisticated renditions, but never far from their roots. Photo Credit: The Cradle “An empire within an empire,” the Pashtun are essential to understanding the complexities of Afghanistan as a nation-state today. What is the ‘Pashtun…

Turkey Deploys Thousands More Troops to Syria Ahead of Talks with Russia, Iran

Putin and Peskov would never hold a minor peccadillo like that against their strategic ally. Turkish military sends more troops to NW Syria ahead of meeting Turkey’s military has dispatched thousands of additional troops to opposition-held northwestern Syria ahead of a critical meeting with Russian and Iranian leaders next week, a report said Thursday. …Turkey,…