101 articles tagged "Erdogan"
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Saudis Round up Egypt and Turkey under Same Umbrella
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

The new alliance enables Riyadh to control the point where the Red Sea meets the Suez Canal.

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Erdogan raises price tag for normal ties with Israel: Cairo amity first
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 11, 2016

Turkish president Tayyip Recep Erdogan has raised another large obstacle on the road to Turkish-Israeli reconciliation and normal ties. Saudi King Salman, who is visiting Cairo, confided to his host Egyptian president Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi that Erdogan had made it clear that he would not finally repair Ankara’s ties with Israel until Sisi came forward to shake his hand, stopped being hostile and turned a new page in their relations. This is revealed exclusively by debkafile’s Middle East and Cairo sources.

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By Nagorno-Karabakh Clash, Russia Dangled Second Front over Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016

The Russian military buildup in Armenia against Turkey mirrors Moscow’s war complex in Syria. It gives Putin two options for juggling to keep Erdogan hopping – activating both or one, and holding the second over Ankara’s head.

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Will Erdogan Go Before Assad? If It’s up to Obama and Putin - Yes
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016

Erdogan is seen by Obama and Putin as having driven himself into a corner. Due to his obduracy, he has become an impediment to their plans for Syria’s future and the US-Russian war on ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

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Netanyahu’s dilemma: Détente with Turkey or recognition of Syrian Kurds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2016

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is caught on the horns of multiple dilemmas: While reluctant to respond to Ankara’s suit for warm relations with a leader, President Tayyip Erdogan, who is shunned by Obama and Putin alike, Turkey is nonetheless offering to be Israel’s best client for its offshore gas. At the same time, ties with the Kurds, with whom Turkey is at war, give Israel its first foothold in northern Syria against hostile Hizballah and Iran as the risk of a breach with Ankara.

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Russia “Makes the Weather” in Syria under Deal with US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016

Putin’s “ceasefire” military plans bring the Syrian army and Hizballah ever closer to the Turkish border and will repeat the same exercise for asserting control of the Israeli border in the south.

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Netanyahu in No Rush to Restore Ties with Turkey. Ankara Can’t Wait
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016

After five years of hostile abuse from Ankara, the Israeli prime minister is playing hard to get against Turkey’s rush to bury the hatchet and resume normal relations. Still at issue is the Hamas operations base in Istanbul.

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Has the Russia-Turkey Vendetta Put Disputed Turkish Hatay on the Block?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2016

This is Turkey’s predicament: Entering Syria to stop the Kurds’ advance on its border would risk the Syrian army invading the Turkish province of Hatay with Russian air cover. This would be Moscow’s revenge.

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia Talk Big, But Are Peripheral to Syrian Crisis
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2016

Obama and Putin have no intention of cutting Turkey and Saudi Arabia into their joint plans for the Syrian military conflict or future. Erdogan, while bitterly opposed to their sponsorship of the Kurds, will think twice before stepping into Syria.

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As US & Russia Dicker over a Syria Ceasefire, the Obama-Putin Pact Is Firm
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

The dickering for a compromise on a ceasefire in Syria has not shaken the Obama-Putin pact which gives Russian the leading military role in the conflict. The ceasefire lines will reflect the US and Russian lines east and west respectively of the Euphrates River.

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No Leeway for Turkey and Gulf Nations in Obama-Putin Pact for Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2016

Turkish and Gulf rulers were clearly hostile to the US-Russian blueprint for Syria presented them this week by VP Biden and Secretary Kerry, especially since they were sidelined by the dominant Russian military role.

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Saudi Tehran embassy torched
Iran-Saudi crisis spurs Hizballah strike on Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2016

Not only did the Saudis execute the prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr as a terrorist, but they put him to death together with Sunni terrorists, an unpardonable act which enraged Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the point of threatening the Saudi royal family with “divine revenge.” Tehran also noted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reference to Sunni and Shiite terrorist threats alike besetting Israel, and inferred that a counter-Tehran alliance may be in the making between Saudi Arabia and Israel, and possibly Turkey too.

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First US Air Base in Syria: The Game Changer Left out of Obama’s Speech
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2015

The US is building its first air base on Syrian soil at the disused Abu Hajar airport in northern Kurdish territory. It will reduce flying time for air strikes against the ISIS capitals, Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.

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The SU-24 Incident: A Tool for Pushing Erdogan out of Syria, Clobbering Syrian Rebels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 26, 2015

Putin has determined to use the Su-24 attack as a golden opportunity to achieve his goals of pushing Turkey out of Syria, cutting off the connections between the two countries and severing Syrian rebels supply routes from Turkey, exposing them inadequately armed to attack.

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French anti-terror police
Hollande, Obama lack the troops and will for total war on ISIS. Mid East rulers are even more reluctant
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 16, 2015

When French President Francois Hollande declared war on ISIS and called the attack in Paris an “act of war,” he gave the terrorist organization’s leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi an unexpected boost: respect as a head of state. US President Barack Obama was more cautious, declaring at the G-20 summit in Antalya that his country and France would fight together against terror, without specifying how. That is because no ruler of any Muslim country has dared declare total war on ISIS, or wants to do so, and no Arab army is able or willing to undertake this war. 

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Russia Also Grinds the Chinese Axe by Targeting Uyghurs in Syria. Ankara’s Stake
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 8, 2015

While China joins Russian forces in the Syrian war to seek out Uyghur jihadists fighting with Nusra Front and ISIS, Turkey builds up the Uyghur settlement in Syria with a view to annexation.

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Iraqi Kurds Shop for New Patrons to Fight ISIS after White House Shut Its Door
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2015

The Kurds, believing that Obama doesn’t see what’s going on in the region, have despaired of US support on their existential fight against ISIS in Iraq, and may turn to Iran or Turkey for support.

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Kurdish PKK Command Bolts from Qandil to Iran, Gives Tehran a Coup
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2015

Tehran has scooped Turkey and the US on the Kurdish issue by engineering a moonlight flit from their northern Iraqi bases and command centers to Iran, thus grabbing control of the central Kurdish issue.

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Iran: Just Give Us a Free Hand and We’ll End the Syrian War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2015

Tehran grabs the diplomatic initiative for ending the Syrian war, racing for a conclusion before Assad’s army and Hizballah buckle and Syria sinks into anarchy. Saudis, Turks and Jordanians offered extravagant lures to stay out.

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US and Russia Head up New Grouping for Fighting ISIS, Sustaining Assad in Power
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 6, 2015

The US, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf have lined up to fight ISIS, after each gives up on primary issues. Bashar Assad stays, by common consent, and the Houthis lose the Yemen war.

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