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Now that unstable Trump has designated Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel, unfortunately there will be more violence and chaos. This unnecessary action is a slap in the face to all Muslims
The revelations come amid repeated calls on Washington by senior Turkish officials, insisting on the cessation of weapons deliveries to the Syrian Kurds, which...
Jim W. Dean - Turkey has definitely raised the stakes of the game with this move. Don’t be surprised if we see arrest warrants issued for some Turkish folks due to this, like maybe those involved in marketing ISIS stolen oil from Syria,
The Syrian Minister of Transport spoke with Sputnik about the extent of damage done to Syria's infrastructure and what future transport projects are lined...
Jim W. Dean - The post ISIS-defeat shadow-boxing continues to crank up with the latest Sochi meeting of the Syrian guarantors' ceasefire, absent the US of course, due to its blatant undermining of all those it had previously been a part of.
There is something going on, that no one seems to be wanting a Secular Turkey. Does it tie in with Flynn and the Republicans?...
Jim W. Dean - VT beat the Wall Street Journal on this story, and everybody else really, about Flynn being "in play", where senior retired generals and top security people have become more aggressive at cashing in on their government service.
Jim W. Dean - These leaks of impending charges leaking out of the Mueller investigation could provide Trump a convenient reason to dismiss him on the grounds of not being able to control his investigators. So who do the leaks really benefit?
Jim W. Dean - It was a treat to have the former Qatari PM step up and spill the beans so openly on how the "Gulf Gang of Four" supported the Al-Nusra version of Al-Qaeda in Syria through Turkey. He left out Jordan though.
Tasnim, Turkey: The Turkish military, which has surrounded the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK)-occupied Afrin in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, will establish eight bases in...
Jim W. Dean - As I watched the Kurdish people dance in the streets with joy, I was astounded to see the unconcern over losing their oil export revenue or control of their airspace and borders, even for imports.
Jim W. Dean - What I have been posing in my interviews over the last few days, that with only Israel supporting the Iraqi Kurdish separatist move, there will be no international group to oppose the sanctions that will be coming down on Kurdistan.
Jim W. Dean - Turkey's main concern is seeing the referendum trigger an uprising in its own unhappy Kurdish regions, when it already has serious concerns with a Kurdish independent state being carved out on its southern border with Syria.
Jim W. Dean - The ink is hardly hardly dry on the deconfliction agreement and we now hear 25,000 Turkish troops will take over northern Idlib, including its airport. I don't see any way that Russia or Iran could deploy that many troops each for their respective areas.
Jim W. Dean - This was good but expected news from Astana, where all three guarantors are aboard the deconfliction arrangement not only by agreeing to it, but also manning checkpoints to layout and enforce the borders between the designated jihadis and "opposition" groups.
Turkey and Russia are inching towards an accord for the first major Turkish weapons purchase from Moscow, troubling Ankara's allies in NATO even though the deal may not ultimately materialize.
Jim W. Dean - We must look at Erdogan's new announcement to cooperate more with Russia, Iran, Iraq and now Syria on security issues. He can see that his trying to exploit the Syrian situation has backfired, with a possible Kurdish State being declared on his southern border
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will not allow the foundation of a Kurdish state on its southern border, reiterating earlier comments on the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria.
Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military cooperation after talks in Ankara this week between the Iranian armed forces chief of staff and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday.
Turkey has stopped supporting the Syrian coalition of opposition forces. According to analyst and journalist Musa Özuğurlu, this decision is likely to contribute to normalization between Ankara and Damascus.
In recent months, as Brussels EU policies become more onerous, Hungary, Czech Republic and Bulgaria have turned their sights eastward to Russia and China and their growing infrastructure investments, while Russia has emerged as the world leader in export of nuclear technology, with over 60% of the global market.
Russia and Turkey have coordinated nearly all details for the shipment of S-400 air defence systems to Ankara, press secretary of the President of Turkey, Ibrahim Kalyn, said in an interview with a Turkish television channel.
Jim W. Dean - I expected these "defeat" articles to pop up quickly with the publication of the Pentagon stating it would no longer support opposition groups that were not fighting ISIS.
Jim W. Dean - Turkey, which has been backing terrorist groups in Syria and was the major looter of Syrian wealth during the ISIS upheaval, with partners like the Saudis, US, Qatar, Israel and the UAE, now steps forward as the defender of national sovereignty and international law.