Turkey Retracts Veto on Sweden, Finland Joining NATO

by Ulaş Ateşçi, published on World Socialist Website,  June 30, 2022 On the eve of the NATO summit focusing on war against Russia in Ukraine as well as confronting China, top officials from Turkey, Sweden and Finland agreed on Tuesday in Madrid to a trilateral memorandum of understanding allowing Stockholm’s and Helsinki’s entry into the military alliance. After a meeting[…]

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Nordic NATO Expansion – Or NATO Implosion?

by Peter Koenig, published on Global Research, May 19, 2022 This may amount to wishful thinking but it would be nice if NATO’s destructive force were eroded by the unacknowledged instabilities in the U.S. global system of dominance.  Few countries really want to be 100% on the U.S. or opposing teams.   Turkey and India are both dancing on the edge.  […]

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Turkey Manufacturing Water Crisis to Pressure Damascus and Syria’s Kurds

by Paul Antinopoulos, published on InfoBRICS, May 20, 2021 This point is an important one.  Turkey and Israel have been stealing Syria’s water for decades.  Israel has redirected the substantial water resources of the Golan into Israel and Turkey uses upstream dams on the Euphrates to limit water going into Syria and Iraq.   Turkey is misbehaving at present due to[…]

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The Syrian Army Defends Civilians in Northeast

by Steven Sahiounie, published on Mideast Discourse, November 4, 2019 Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have continued to pull back as agreed, while the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Russian military allies have taken positions through much of the northeast of Syria, to counter the Turkish invasion.  There are clashes sporadically, and the Turkish backed sectarian militias have committed[…]

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Trump Shifts from Ending “Forever Wars” to Sending Tanks into Syria’s Oil Fields

By Bill Van Auken , published on World Socialist Website, 26 October 2019 US Defense Secretary Mark Esper Friday confirmed that Washington would leave military forces in Syria to maintain control of the country’s principal oil and gas fields. The Pentagon is “considering how we might reposition forces in the area in order to make sure that we secure the[…]

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US Has Backed 21 of the 28 ‘Crazy’ Militias Leading Turkey’s Brutal Invasion of Northern Syria

By Max Blumenthal, Published on The Grayzone, October 16, 2019 Former and current US officials have slammed the Turkish mercenary force of “Arab militias” for executing and beheading Kurds in northern Syria. New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past by the CIA and Pentagon. Footage showing members of Turkey’s[…]

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