Turkish move into Syria gives Putin a chance to ramp up Middle East role

Analyst: Russia is probably the only player in the room among the grown-ups who can talk with everyone in the room at the same time. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shake hands during their … Read More

Germany: Over 600 attacks on refugees in first half of 2019

Asylum-seekers and refugees continue to be a target of attack in Germany — and they are almost always victims of far-right violence. Offenses range from verbal slurs to arson and dangerous bodily harm. German police registered a total of 609 attacks … Read More

Turkey plans to return 1 million Syrians, warns of new migrant wave in Europe

posted in: News, Refugee Crisis Europe

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey plans to resettle 1 million refugees in northern Syria and may reopen the route for migrants into Europe if it does not receive adequate international support for the plan, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. Ankara, … Read More

Russia and Turkey are now deeply entwined on trade and defense

posted in: News, Russia

Russia’s alliance with Turkey underpins new regional strategy in Middle East. On April 8, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met in Moscow. The meeting comes as Russia is seeking to increase trade with Turkey, and Ankara … Read More

Erdogan’s Party loses hold over Turkish capital, Istanbul disputed

In a speech to supporters in Ankara, Erdogan appeared to accept AKP defeat in Istanbul, although he maintained that most neighborhoods in the city were held by his party. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan casts his ballot at a polling station … Read More