More Turkish troops to Syria border ahead of US pullout

posted in: Middle East, News

Turkey views the US-backed Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as a ‘terrorist offshoot’ of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed threats to target Kurdish fighters Monday as he sent more troops … Read More

The Unknown Turkish Refugee Crisis

janissary procession through the Brandenburg Gate on Türkischen Tag (Turkish Day), Berlin, photo via Wikimedia Commons BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 993, November 1, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey, which hosts some 3.5 million refugees, is generally considered a transit or bulwark … Read More

Trump tariffs in retaliation for jailed American pastor send Turkey’s economy plunging

Fierce tensions between the United States and Turkey have continued to escalate over the weekend – resounding through the global economy and inseminating volatility throughout the Middle East markets – in response to Trump’s tough crackdown on the once esteemed … Read More

Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees over alleged ‘terror’ links

posted in: European Union, News

More than 8,998 police officers and 3,077 army soldiers among public employees dismissed by emergency decree. Some 18,632 people have been sacked, including 8,998 police officers, 3,077 army soldiers [Burak Kara/Getty Image] Turkish authorities have ordered the dismissal of more … Read More

Turkey and the U.S. used to be close allies. Today, they can’t even agree on a phone call

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Turkish army tanks are stationed in a field near the Syrian border at Hassa, in Hatay province, on Jan. 25, 2018, as part of a military offensive dubbed “Operation Olive Branch.” (Ozan Kose / AFP/Getty Images)   Since the start … Read More

Mueller Has Enough Evidence to Bring Charges in Flynn Investigation

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators have gathered enough evidence to bring charges in their investigation of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser and his son as part of the probe into Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election, according to multiple … Read More