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…

White Helmets, Nusra Preparing Provocations With Chemical Weapons in Syria

Tim Korso Damascus will be holding presidential elections on 26 May even though the government still does not control the province of Idlib, where the opposition and terrorist groups are in charge. It also does not control the country’s north-east, seized by the Kurdish militia backed by US forces. The Al-Nusra Front* terrorist group is…

US Convoy Violated Protocol as Six Vehicles Tried to Enter Northeastern Syria

Evan Craighead Deconfliction protocols committed in December 2019 call for US and Russian military forces to inform each other of their movements in Syria. In recent days, dozens of US military vehicles crossed into northeastern Syria via al-Tanf to join US forces stationed at Rmelan camp. Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, deputy head of the Russian…

Syria Commemorates Russian Victory in World War II, Warns of Contemporary Parallels

Rick RozoffThe Syrian government news agency reports today on an event at the nation’s Damascus Opera House (Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts) in which Syrian cultural figures and government officials commemorated Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Russian citizens residing in the nation were also in attendance. The ceremony was sponsored…

Russia Criticizes Increased U.S. Military Activity in Syria

Rick Rozoff The Russian Defense Ministry has expressed concern about deployment of U.S. military convoys and equipment to the al-Jazeera region in eastern Syria. The Russian Coordination Center in Hmeimim said of the increased air and land transport of American military hardware, “such military mobilization, synchronized with the economic and social situation resulting from the US blockade…

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….

Statement by Russian-Syrian Coordination Headquarters on the Problems of the Repatriation of the Syrian Refugees and IDPs

Russian and Syrian Joint Coordination Committees continue to actively conduct large-scale activities to return Syrian citizens to their homeland and create decent living conditions on the territory of the republic. Through the combined efforts of the Syrian and Russian sides, today they have returned to their native places 2,244,663 Syrians. At the same time, the…

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…