Tag: Turkey

IS leader urges Mosul fighters

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has urged his fighters in an audio recording posted online not to retreat from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, but also to invade Turkey and attack Saudi Arabia. Al-Baghdadi called on his militants to transform into rivers the blood of the Iraqi forces attempting to retake Mosul in […]

Turkey Rounds Up Erdogan’s Political Opponents as Crackdown Widens

Salahhatin Demirtas, once hailed as the “Kurdish Obama,” among the pro-Kurdish opposition lawmakers held on Friday A Turkish court placed the two leaders of a major pro-Kurdish opposition party under arrest on Friday in a dramatic widening of a political crackdown that followed July’s failed military coup that will raise concerns about the future of […]

Iraq ‘ready for war’ with Turkey over who should control Mosul after Isis

Iraq and Turkey are threatening to go to war with each other over who should hold power in Mosul and the surrounding region after the defeat of Isis. Turkish tanks and artillery have deployed along the border and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that while Iraq “did not want war with Turkey” it is […]

Battle for Mosul: Why Turkey Is Bombing Anti-ISIS Fighters in Iraq, Syria

Turkey is a NATO partner that stands with U.S. troops on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, but it’s an ally that’s increasingly turning its guns on fighters the U.S. sees as vital to crushing ISIS.   On Wednesday, Turkey launched one of its biggest airstrikes in decades — bombing 18 positions in northern Syria and […]

US and Russia could ‘start Third World War over Syria conflict’, says Turkey

The US and Russia could drive the world into a global war if the conflict in Syria is not resolved, Turkey has warned.   Tensions have become increasingly heightened between Washington and Moscow in recent weeks. Last week, the US and UK warned Russia and its ally the Syrian government that new economic sanctions could be imposed […]

Erdogan: Well promote solution between Israel and the PA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that his country would like to use the reconciliation agreement with Israel to bring about peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.”Under the agreement, we will continue to promote a solution between Israel and the Palestinians and we will provide humanitarian aid to […]

Turkey ‘Islamic hotspot to watch’

After quelling a military coup attempt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to consolidate military and diplomatic power, much as did the Islamic Ottoman empire that existed there more than a century ago.   In his “Underground” video, Richardson, whose works include “The Coming Battle for Jerusalem,” “The Global Jesus Revolution,” “When a Jew Rules […]

Report: Netanyahu and Erdogan will meet

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet for the first time since the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, Channel 1 News reported on Sunday.   According to the report, the meeting will take place next week in New York during the UN General Assembly.   The meeting was agreed upon in […]

Turkish President signs Israel-Turkey reconciliation bill

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodogan on Wednesday signed a bill that provides the legislative authority to implement the reconciliation agreement between Turkey and Israel, Haaretz reported.   Under the deal, Israel will pay Turkey $20 million in compensation for the deaths of 10 pro-Hamas Turkish assailants who attacked Israeli soldiers during a raid on a […]

Erdogan tells US: Stop backing the Kurds

US-Turkish discord over the Turkish army’s onslaught on the Kurds of northern Syria reached a new low Wednesday, Aug. 30, when the presidential palace spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in Ankara: “The US must revise its policy of supporting Kurdish forces.” The demand came after a senior US official called on “all the armed actors in […]