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Turkish military buildup in northern Syria threatens Raqqa operation – Military Times

June 24, 2017
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Military Times Turkish military buildup in northern Syria threatens Raqqa operationMilitary TimesU.S. officials in Baghdad say they are aware of the troop movements by Turkish forces in the region, but would not elaborate further on their intent or purpose. “We have seen some movement,” said Col. Ryan Dillion, a spokesperson for Operation Inherent …Turkish army sends…

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Turkey needs to stay out of Qatar’s mess – Washington Post

June 23, 2017
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Washington Post Turkey needs to stay out of Qatar’s messWashington PostIn my part of the world, people used to believe that their fate was determined by dark conspiracies cooked up by Western powers, or Israel, and that local politics was simply window-dressing for Western imperial interests. No longer. The past few years …Turkey sends Qatar…

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Turkish Air Weighs M&A as Defense on Rising Protectionism – Bloomberg

June 23, 2017
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Bloomberg Turkish Air Weighs M&A as Defense on Rising ProtectionismBloombergTurkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci is evaluating potential investments in other airlines to help safeguard expansion if the rise in protectionism presents hurdles to growth. The carrier, which offers more destinations than any other, is examining … Source: turkish – Google News Sharing information is key…

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German Parliament backs plan to pull recon jets from Turkey – Washington Post

June 22, 2017
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Washington Post German Parliament backs plan to pull recon jets from TurkeyWashington PostBERLIN — Germany’s Parliament has voted by a wide majority to move reconnaissance jets flying anti-Islamic State group missions from a base in Turkey amid ongoing friction between the two countries. Parliament voted 461-85 late Wednesday to move six …German MPs back pullout from…

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Turkish Journalist Denies Sending Subliminal Message on Eve of Coup – U.S. News & World Report

June 22, 2017
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U.S. News & World Report Turkish Journalist Denies Sending Subliminal Message on Eve of CoupU.S. News & World ReportTurkish officials reject the criticism, saying the extent of the crackdown is justified by the gravity of the threat to the Turkish state in the wake of the coup attempt, when soldiers commandeered tanks and fighter jets,…

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Iran and Turkey, At War in Syria, Back Qatar in Gulf Crisis With Food and Military Exercises – Newsweek

June 21, 2017
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Newsweek Iran and Turkey, At War in Syria, Back Qatar in Gulf Crisis With Food and Military ExercisesNewsweekTwo traditional foes, Turkey and Iran, have found themselves on the same side of a bitter regional dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Turkey and Iran directly back opposing factions in Syria’s civil war, but have a common…

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