311 articles tagged "Turkey"
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The Operation to Retake Raqqa from ISIS Is Still Far off
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

Ashton Carter can’t bring Turkey and the Kurds together for an operation.

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Iran’s Tel Afar op is in sync with Russia in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 30, 2016

The pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite drive to capture Tel Afar, 55 km from Mosul in western Iraq, was designed less to complete the encirclement of the Islamists in Mosul and more to forge a link in the land bridge Tehran aspires to build to give its Revolutionary Guards free passage to Hizballah and the Shiite groups fighting for Bashar Assad in Syria. This is reported by debkafile’s military and intelligence sources.

 

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The Kurds Suddenly Opt out of Mosul Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

Their leaders refuse to let troops be cannon fodder for US, Iraqi interests.

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Tehran will fight Turkey’s role in Mosul operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2016

The involvement of Turkish special operations, armored and artillery forces in support of the Kurdish Peshmerga battle to drive ISIS out of Bashiqa, 12 south of Mosul, marks a pivotal moment in the US-led coalition’s anti-ISIS offensive to free Iraq’s second city. The entire Mosul operation hangs in the balance. Instead of fighting ISIS, the coalition’s partners are squaring off to fight each other.

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Russia & Turkey carve anti-US enclaves in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 15, 2016

Presidents Putin and Erdogan have signaled Barack Obama that their sole interest in the future of Syria lies in the military enclaves both are constructing in the north. 

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The Markets for Israel’s Offshore Gas Dry up
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 5, 2016

 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been forced to give up his grand plan to pipe gas from Israel’s offshore fields to Turkey for sale in European markets after France and Germany refused to deal with Turkey's Edrogan.

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Netanyahu’s Dream of Making Israel a World Gas Power Turns to Dust
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2016

The Syrian rebel movement gangs up against the US as well as Russia.

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Obama hands Syria over to Putin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 10, 2016

debkafile reports that Putin virtually shut the door on further cooperation with the United States in Syria after signing a secret deal with Turkish leader Tayyip Edrogan. The agreed that they would map out together the next steps in the Middle East, including Syria.

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Bitter Kurds Opt out of US-Led War on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016

Iraqi Peshmerga and Syrian YPG militia quit US-led preparations for Raqqa, Mosul offensives.

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Erdogan Holds NATO Powers to Siege at Incirlik Prior to Kicking Them out
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016

Not just the US personnel are in lockdown, so too are the Germans.

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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.”

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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 fight it out with the Turkish army.

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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 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. 

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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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