Persecution driving Christians out of Middle East – report

Millions uprooted from homes, says UK-commissioned report, with many jailed and killed.  The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was mentioned in the report for denigrating Christians. Photograph: Reuters Pervasive persecution of Christians, sometimes amounting to genocide, is ongoing in parts … Read More

Russia and Turkey are now deeply entwined on trade and defense

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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

Widespread Misery: The EU Continues to Erode The Rights of Refugees

By the beginning of 2018, nearly 13 million Syrians were displaced. Photo: Nikolay Doychinovnikolay, AFP Millions of refugees – mostly from Syria – have poured into Turkey since the outset of its Southern neighbor’s bloody civil war in 2011. And though 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

The Syrian conflict at the brink of a turning point

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Even with only 200 American troops in Syria, the United States maintains its management role in the conflict. Vehicles belonging to the US-backed coalition drive down a road in Syria’s northern Deir Ez-Zor province, February 21. (AFP) US President Donald … Read More

Erdogan: Turkey no longer able to face new refugee flow

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a statement during a dinner in honor of ministers and heads of committees those who attend the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Budapest Process at Ciragan Palace in Istanbul, Turkey on February 19, 2019. … Read More

Erdogan Says Turkey Can’t Stand Alone Against New Migration Wave

Turkey, which already hosts the largest refugee population in the world, is at a tipping point, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning his country wouldn’t be able to cope with another influx of people fleeing the conflict in neighboring Syria. “In case … Read More

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria summit

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Islamic State fighters are making their last stand in eastern Syria where their wives and children have fled the so-called ‘Baghouz pocket’ Islamic State fighters are making their last stand in eastern Syria where their wives and children have fled the … Read More

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