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…

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…

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)…

US Training Daesh Terrorists at Syria’s al-Tanf Base to be Sent to Ukraine

The US has been “actively recruiting” terrorists to fight in Ukraine, Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service [SVR] reported on Tuesday, saying that it illustrates Washington’s readiness “to use any means to achieve its geopolitical goals.” The SVR revealed in a statement that, according to the intelligence it is receiving, the United States is actively recruiting even…

Several US Military Convoys Come Under Attack in Iraq

The Cradle US soldiers speak to families in rural Anbar, western Iraq. (Photo credit: AP Photo/Susannah George, File) Iraqi resistance groups have stepped up strikes against US military convoys in recent months US military convoys have come under attack by unknown militant groups in several Iraqi cities, according to a 15 May report by Mehr News…

US to Allow Investments in Occupied Areas in Syria

Al Mayadeen YPG terrorists standing in front of a building, northeastern Syria, March 24, 2019. (Getty Images) US-backed militias in Syria have a pass. Washington will allow some foreign investment in areas controlled by the US-backed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militias in Syria – namely the so-called People’s Defense Units (YPG) – without facing sanctions,…

US Forces Open Fire on Residential Areas in Northern Iraq

The Cradle Despite claiming the US ‘combat mission’ in Iraq ended last December, the Pentagon has kept at least 2,500 soldiers deployed across the country US troops stationed at Harir Air Base in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) opened fire on a number of houses and one car in Erbil’s Basrma district on 9 May….

‘Mutually Assured Development’: A Winning Formula for Iran-Saudi Rapprochement

Mohammad Salami Saudi Arabia’s economic stagnation, its coffer-draining Yemen war, and new regional developments have pushed the kingdom to seek rapprochement with a welcoming Iran. Restoring diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia will not only benefit both countries economically, but can help stabilize global oil prices and end the war in Yemen. The fifth round…