The Next Syrian Refugee Crisis Will Break Europe’s Back

As the possibility of another exodus increases, Greece’s decrepit refugee camps expose how the EU wasted the past three years. Afghan men gather outside the main gate of the Moria camp as migrants wait to be processed on the Greek … Read More

Erdoğan has managed the unthinkable: uniting all the other Middle East rivals

posted in: Middle East, News

Turkey’s Syria invasion following the US withdrawal of its troops means that all bets are now off in the Middle East. Smoke billows from targets in Tel Abyad, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP By invading northern … Read More

How to get Erdoğan off the Temple Mount

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Moves to check Turkey’s growing influence in and around the Temple Mount must take into account the difficulty of proving that Turkish-funded “civil” nonprofits encourage and foster terrorist activity. Anyone seeking to address the Turkish presence in Jerusalem must begin … Read More

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to send ‘millions’ of refugees to Europe if EU calls Syria offensive ‘invasion’

Turkish Army vehicles drive towards the Syrian border on Thursday CREDIT:  BULENT KILIC/AFP Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to send “millions” of Syrian refugees to Europe in response to criticism of his military offensive into Kurdish-controlled northern Syria. Speaking to … Read More

Trump reconsiders Syria withdrawal, strongly warns Turkey against military adventures

A handout photo made available by the US Army shows a US soldier overseeing members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as they demolish a YPG (People’s Protection Units, a mainly-Kurdish militia in Syria) fortification and raise a Tal Abyad … Read More

Russia Responds: All Foreign Troops “With Illegal Presence” Should Leave Syria

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Russia’s response to the White House’s late Sunday shock announcement saying “Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria” has been relatively muted. Though Trump reportedly told Erdogan the US won’t back the operation in a ‘last-minute’ weekend phone … Read More

Putin Is Trolling the United States in the Persian Gulf

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In the wake of the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, the Russian president has positioned himself as a peacemaker. But continued conflict is his friend. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attend a joint press conference in … Read More

Germany Alarmed by Spike in Migrants Reaching Greece From Turkey

(Bloomberg) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is watching with alarm the growing number of migrants reaching the Greek islands from Turkey. The swell of asylum seekers crossing the western Aegean Sea is a sign of trouble in the arrangements … Read More

Russia Open to Dialogue, Putin Invites G7

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Vladivostok, Russia, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin invited the countries of the Group of Seven (G7) to Russia and assured that Moscow is open to dialogue with its members, during his speech on Thursday at the Eastern Economic … Read More

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