Christians in northeast Syria fear Turkish invasion

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Turkey apparently wants to rout the Kurds across the border, but Syriac population is in the middle. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke at the dedication of a Syriac Orthodox church outside of Istanbul this past week. But is Erdoğan at the … Read More

‘A Moment of Maximum Danger’: As US-Iran Tensions Rise, Kurdish Opposition Prepares for War

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Sourya Pairwan beside the grave of her husband, a peshmerga leader who died in an Iranian missile attack in September. (Photo: Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal) KOYA, Iraq—Just outside this town in Iraqi Kurdistan, a cemetery sits on a raised plot … Read More

No, the US isn’t abandoning the Kurds in Syria

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A Syrian partner force element fire their AK-47 (Avomat Kalashnikov) rifles on a firing line in controlled bursts during an advanced marksmanship training event with Coalition Forces instructors in support of Combined Joint Task Force–Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) in the … Read More

Opinion For Turkey, All Kurds Are Terrorists

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Turkey’s hatred of the Kurds means we have been shut out of international efforts to find a political resolution to the conflict in Syria. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the United Solidarity and Brotherhood rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, August … Read More

ANALYSIS: US military to stay in Syria to stop Iran

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President Trump insists US will remain in Syria to ensure Iran’s departure. Will US be drawn into next major battle in northwest Syria? iStock  – Flags of Iran and Syria As the Iranian-Russian-backed pro-Assad coalition in Syria is gearing up … Read More

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: The sultan of 21st-century Turkey

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Turkey’s new presidential system will officially enter into force on Monday. That will give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan powers that no democratically elected leader of Turkey has ever had. On July 9, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will take his oath of office … Read More

Erdogan accuses Israel of ‘inhumane attack’ in Gaza

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Turkish leader says he implored US President Trump to intervene to halt violence on Gaza security fence. Turkish President and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he delivers a speech during the … Read More

‘This is a massacre’: Turkey’s bombs drive families into caves

(CNN)Kurdish families huddle on blankets in a dimly lit cave. Others hide in the rubble of a bombed-out building, gathered around a campfire. Those that have basements seek shelter there. This is life in Afrin. Turkey’s cross-border military offensive against … Read More

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