281 articles tagged "Turkey"
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Erdogan tells US: Stop backing the Kurds
DEBKAfile Special Report August 30, 2016

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.” debkafile: The Turkish army and Kurdish forces are already tensely aligned for a decisive battle over Manbij that will determine the outcome of the Turkish invasion

 

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Syrian Kurds clash with Turkish forces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 26, 2016

Syrian Kurdish militia commanders are flouting the ultimatum US Vice President Joe Biden handed them Wednesday, Aug. 24 to retreat to east of the Euphrates or else forfeit US support.  Instead, debkafile’s military sources report, they decided to stand their ground and fight it out with the Turkish army. By backing Ankara against the Kurds, the US has forfeited its main spearhead for the campaigns to oust ISIS from Raqqa and Mosul,


 

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Turkey’s Syrian Invasion Kicks off Wide-Ranging Intervention
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

From Jarabulus, the Turkish army will advance in three heads east, west and south.

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US and Russia on Verge of Separate No-Fly Zones in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

The US plans to collaborate with Turkish, Israeli and Jordanian air forces to secure three zones.

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Turkey Uses Bilateral Ties with Israel as Alibi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 24, 2016

Turkey - in full momentum since the Erdogan-Putin summit on Aug. 9 - is setting a rapid pace for its rapprochement with Israel. Saturday, Aug. 20, the Turkish parliament ratified the reconciliation agreement Ankara signed with Jerusalem and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the ambassadors would be exchanged soon. Erdogan and Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are determined that nothing will hinder their reconciliation.

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US, Russia trade blows in Syria on Kurds’ backs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2016

The near-clash between US and Syrian warplanes over Kurdish Hassaka in northern Syrian Friday Aug. 19 sprung out of the Obama administration’s decision the day before to try and draw the line on the growing Russian-Iranian-Turkish-Syrian collaboration in the conjoined Syrian-Iraqi arenas.

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Turkey Demands Shared Control of US Nukes at Incirlik before Lifting Siege of US Airmen
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

Erdogan tried holding US airmen to siege to gain control of nuclear weapons.

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Turkish Ultimatum to US: Expel Kurdish Militias Who Liberated Manbij
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

ISIS forces are regrouped to retake Manbij once the Kurds are gone.

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Rushed evacuation of US nukes from Incirlik
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

In an earthshaking Middle East development, the United States has begun secretly evacuating the tactical nuclear weapons it had stockpiled at the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik – another step towards folding American tents in the Middle East.

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Why Does America Shirk Smashing the Raqqa Global Terror Hub?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

Less military force is available for this offensive even than for the Mosul operation.

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Israel’s let-down: Putin-Erdogan hook-up with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2016

The talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Reccep Erdogen in St. Petersburg scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, are causing trepidation among Israel’s policy-makers and military leaders. Turkey appears to have opted to quit ties with the US and NATO and line up with a Russian-Shiite front led by Tehran in preference to an anti-Iran Sunni alliance.

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Erdogan Pivots East, Puts One Foot out of NATO
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

Turning his back on the US and Europe Turkey seeks ties with Russia and China NATO CSTO.

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Ties with ISIS? Apocalyptic but Plausible for Erdogan’s Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

By radicalizing Turkey, he is carving out a role as rival to Khamenei and al-Baghdadi.

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Atatürk’s Secularist Elites Smashed in Erdogan’s Counter-Coup
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

At the same time his purge is destroying the army and the education system.

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Erdogan locks US airmen, nuclear arms in Incirlik
DEBKAfile Special Report July 20, 2016

Some 1,500 US airmen and their families were locked in the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik together with a stock if tactical nuclear bombs after President Reccep Erdogan crushed an attempted coup on Saturday, July 16.

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Turkish army loses coup bid. Erdogan takes charge
DEBKAfile Special Report July 16, 2016

The Turkish armed forces’ attempt to overthrow the authoritarian rule of President Tayyip Erdogan was largely extinguished Saturday morning July 16 after less than 24 hours - due to three major miscalculations. The first was their failure to immobilize the ruler.

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Turkey in mid army coup. Erdogan absent
DEBKAfile Special Report July 16, 2016

All Turkish airports are closed and a nationwide curfew imposed as a section of the armed forces claimed to have taken the country over. It is not clear if this coup has succeeded. The coup leaders have seized national television and the phone network. Erdogan in his first response told a local news service that a minority in the army had tried to remove the government.

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The Vast ISIS Arms Industry - a Major Intelligence Miss
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

ISIS buys raw materials for its sophisticated, professional industry in many countries.

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Putin Wants to Post Russian Warplanes at Incirlik and Other US Mid-East Air Bases
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016

He is aiming for berths for Russian bombers alongside US planes in Turkey, Iraq, Israel.

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More airports under ISIS threat after Istanbul
DEBKAfile Special Report June 29, 2016

American-European intelligence input points to iSIS suicide teams lurking ready to strike near at least two or three other airports in Europe. The intel is very general, pointing to intent, but no specifics.

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