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Erdogan’s Decision to make Hagia Sophia a Mosque is Sinful and...

Turkish Islam deserves trillions of dollars in reparations from the Rothschilds, the sponsors of Attaturk's cultural genocide. But it does not need or deserve reparations from the Eastern Orthodox Christians!

Erdogan’s cronies leech off Libya’s oil and bood

Alaeddin Saleh - Experts believe that mysterious death of the Libyan spy-master Al-Tuhami might be a byproduct of the power struggle among the militias competing for the grip over oil.

Syrian Army shells militant positions and deploys reinforcements

Jim W. Dean - Notice how Erdogan's attempt to flood the EU with refugees and citizens deserting their own countries to get on the dole in Europe.

NEO – Erdogan attacks EU with refugees as COVID-19 hits Turkey

Jim W. Dean - With the Covid-19 train barreling down the tracks, the last thing the EU wants is a big surge in refugees.

Idlib Jihadi civilians run off Turkish armored patrol

Jim W. Dean - So once again we have Erdogan possibly snookering the Russians into another agreement that he has no intentions of honoring, using the jihadis as patsies.

US tries to shake Turkey down on Patriot missile deal

Jim W. Dean - Turkey cannot financially support the level of aggression it is on now without finding someone to pay the tab.

NATO says no to supporting Turkish proxy terrorism in Syria

Jim W. Dean - With tomorrow Erdogan's the big pow wow day with Putin in Moscow to see if he can hustle a ceasefire, the Syrians are regaining territory.

US will not provide air support to Turkey in Syria’s Idlib...

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said there was "no clear, unambiguous intelligence on who was flying which planes" in the deadly attack on Turkish troops in Idlib last week.

See-Saw battle continues for Syria’s Idlib province

Jim W. Dean - As Southfront notes below, Erdogan's plan seems to be to try control as much of Idlib as possible before the the meeting with Erdogan next week.

SAA clearing S. Idlib to shorten front line with Turkey

Erdogan is walking a tightrope trying to run a Turkey with its economy in the toilet while involving the country in multiple foreign wars.

Turks and Jihadis counterattack Nayrab

Jim W. Dean - Erdogan continues to move more conventional military equipment and forces into North Idlib hoping that will increase his bargaining power at the early March conference with Russia and Iran, but not Syria unfortunately.

NATO has no plans to provide military support to Turkey in...

When is the last time Turkey did anything for NATO that did not serve its own interests, like wanting NATO to fight the Russians and SAA?

Turkish armor supports Jihadi attack on Syrian forces at Nayrab –...

Jim W. Dean - I just saw a video with some "light" air ordinance dropped on a four gun rapid firing Turkish howitzer battery in a perfect pattern, to suggest they stop firing, and they did, immediately.

Ankara: 5 Turkish soldiers killed in Idlib

Jim W. Dean - Erdogan's long game had been to put the Sunni refugees all along the northern Syrian border so he had a political base inside Syria's future post war parliament.

Turkey warns of ‘Plan B’ amid Syria’s anti-terror operation in Idlib

Jim W. Dean - The showdown between Putin and and Erdogan is coming to a head over whether Turkey will use its air force inside Syria.

Breaking: Confirmed, Turkey closing Black Sea to US Navy-NATO

Erdogan, in an interview with CNN-Turkey, announded that he "intends to put an end to the free passage of ships through the Bosphorus, as established by the Montreux Convention of 1936."

Geopolitics in the Middle East: What About the Kurds?

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YPG terrorists still not fully cleared from Syria safe zone

...from PressTV, Tehran - First published ... November 11, 2019 - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says militants from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have not fully withdrawn...

NEO – Did America’s crystal ball show this Russian-Turkey surprise in...

The Kurds’ deal with Russia and Syria means that the US has lost its only ground ally in the region; the US no longer has any means to influence the ground situation without the Kurds.

Syria – Seven Syrian soldiers killed in clashes with Turkish troops

Jim W. Dean - The future will not be determined by what Erdogan does, but what the Syrians and Kurds can, and will do. Will the Kurds deal straight up with Damascus, or play Assad off against the US?

Russia armor arrives at Tartous for Syrian offensive

Jim W. Dean - The Kurds are only 30% of the population in Northern Syria, and their playing local henchmen for the US over the other 70% of the population is a crime, which the MSM has not covered.

Assad: Turkish invasion must stop, all foreign troops to leave Syria

Jim W. Dean - Assad does not have to prove himself. He has done that. But dealing with the Kurds is going to be a delicate operation, an opportunity handed to him on a silver plate by Erdogan.

Erdogan acknowledges Syrian control of any safe zone

Jim W. Dean - Questions will still remain about Kurdish units integrated with the Syrian military "securing" the area. Will the YPG be shifted to other less sensitive areas, or will it be disbanded and absorbed into the Syrian military?

The truce that did not last a day – Welcome to...

Jim W. Dean - We are witnessing the usual scam, where they grab the headlines for being a reasonable participant, but then they "interpret the agreement" to accomplish what they wanted.

As expected, Trump wants all credit for Syria ceasefire deal

Jim W. Dean - No modesty at all, Trump is claiming "millions of lives will be saved...due to his tough love.

NEO – The Scramble of October 2019, a New World

Gordon Duff - American mischief is at an end, leaving things as they were before 9/11, at the brink of a very different war with nothing changed.

Live Updates: Turkey’s offensive in Northern Syria enters its second week

...by Sputnik News, Moscow - First published ... October 16, 2019 - 15:48 Russian Forces Have Crossed the Euphrates River in Northern Syria, Moving East With...

Syrian War situation report, 10-15-19

Jim W. Dean - After a week of war since Turkey began its incursion into Syria, growing international forces are coordinating opposing Erdogan's move, both on the ground militarily, via sanctions on Ankara, and political pressure.

Erdogan threatens EU with flood of refugees

Jim W. Dean - Dear Mr. Erdogan, You need to go back to square one. We would like to see your list of terrorist attacks along your border with Syria that you blame on the Kurds.

Kurds now want Syria to save them from Turkey

Jim W. Dean - The Kurds are a nickel late and a day short if they think Damascus can help them now. As I am typing, Turkish planes are bombing the border bridges to Syria to cut off supplies coming in from the US there.

New Astana trilateral meeting a success and failure

Erdogan, instead of allowing Syrian refugees to return to their homes, wants to pour them into the northern "safe zone" as a buffer between Turkey and the Kurds, and I suspect plans to use them as proxy forces against the Kurds in return for living support.

Terrorist-supporting Erdogan tries to play the victim now

... from Press TV, Tehran - First published ... August 26, 2019 - The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is equally concerned about attacks by...

Khan Shaykhun battle aftermath

Jim W. Dean - So far there have been no real international calls to discuss the proper punishment for those behind the fake war on terror.

NEO – Could the fall of Khan Shaykhun begin the end...

Jim W. Dean - We will wait to see whether Damascus will keep the momentum going, or stop and consolidate, which would give Turkey and the jihadis time to reinforce.

NEO – US-Turkey Showdown on Kurdish Security Zone

Jim W. Dean - While Turkey and the US argue over how best to carve up northern Syria, the UN has nothing to say about Syria, a member state, being carved up like a turkey, when maybe it is Turkey that should be carved up.

Brainwashed and insane – Fighters injected into countries

“We are terribly scared of Uyghurs; of their crimes. I don’t even want to remember what has happened. I had to flee with my four children, on a motorbike, like in some crazy movie…”

Turkey openly fighting Russia and Iran in Syrian Hama advance

Russia and Iran have had an enemy in their camp, with Erdogan's claims to support Syrian territorial integrity being a sick joke. His actions have mirrored the US' actions. He will leave Syria when it suits him, and not before.

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