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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- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says militants from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have not fully withdrawn...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.