Monthly Archives: February 2016

Saudi Arabia-Turkey ‘Alliance’: Cooperating or vying for supremacy? – Asia Times

February 29, 2016
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Asia Times Saudi Arabia-Turkey ‘Alliance’: Cooperating or vying for supremacy?Asia TimesWhile Saudi Arabia and Turkey seek Assad’s exit from Syria, Ankara wants him to be replaced by Muslim Brotherhood’s Syria branch which will be totally unacceptable to Riyadh. The two also differ on the question of Kurds. Turkey wants to ‘Ottomanize …Turkey to keep supporting…

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Russian TV crew films Turkish fortifications, tanks on Syrian border (PHOTOS, VIDEO) – RT

February 29, 2016
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RT Russian TV crew films Turkish fortifications, tanks on Syrian border (PHOTOS, VIDEO)RTShells and other ammunition are being delivered to the Turkish positions, which are shelling Kurdish forces in Syrian territory, according to the report. “The barrels of the tanks and self-propelled guns are pointed in the direction of the mainly …First three months of…

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Scottish MP detained in Turkey talks of ‘terrifying experience’ – The Guardian

February 28, 2016
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The Guardian Scottish MP detained in Turkey talks of ‘terrifying experience’The GuardianNatalie McGarry says she was shoved repeatedly by a security officer and taken to a shack “filled with guns” during a tank bombardment on Kurds in the city of Diyarbakir in south-eastern Turkey. The Glasgow East MP was held for about two hours while …British…

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Islamic State attacks Kurdish-held town on Turkish border – Reuters

February 28, 2016
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Reuters Islamic State attacks Kurdish-held town on Turkish borderReutersThe hardline Sunni fighters attacked Tel Abyad, which is controlled by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, and the nearby town of Suluk in the early hours of Saturday, YPG spokesman Redur Xelil and Turkish security sources told Reuters. Coalition war …Turkish jets patrol border as Syria cease-fire…

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Turkey has ‘serious worries’ about Syrian truce: presidential spokesman – Reuters

February 27, 2016
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Times of India Turkey has ‘serious worries’ about Syrian truce: presidential spokesmanReutersNATO member Turkey’s role in the ceasefire has been complicated by its deep distrust of the Washington-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG. Ankara sees the group as a terrorist organisation and has shelled YPG positions in northern Syria in recent weeks in …Turkey warns of ‘further measures’…

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Cyprus asks to make Turkish an EU language – EUobserver

February 27, 2016
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EUobserver Cyprus asks to make Turkish an EU languageEUobserverCyprus has asked the Dutch EU presidency to make Turkish an official EU language, in a “gesture” that could help reunification and improve EU-Turkey relations. Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades filed the request in a letter, seen by EUobserver, on …and more >> Source: turkish – Google News Sharing…

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