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Turkey Warns Against Idlib Offensive Citing Humanitarian Concerns

As the possibility of a wide offensive by Syrian and Russian forces against the Idlib province in Syria escalates, neighbour Turkey has warned that such an initiative will be a humanitarian disaster that will lead to the deaths and displacement of many Syrian civilians. Idlib, the only province still held by rebels is the final hurdle that remains for Syria's

Turkish President Erdoğan Calls Netanyahu a ‘Terrorist’ and Israel a ‘Terror State’

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

New Delhi: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his comments targeting Turkey's ongoing military operation in the northwestern Syrian region of Afrin. Speaking at the Ümraniye District Congress of AK Party, President Erdoğan said: “Israel will get trapped under the oppression it inflicts in Palestine. We will continue to support our Palestinian sisters and

Russia Election: Vladimir Putin to Run Again for President in 2018

Vladimir Putin

New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin will officially run for office again in 2018, debunking questions and theories surrounding his delayed official announcement. The announcement was made at the GAZ automobile factory in the city, Nizhny Novgorod. The factory is a symbol of the country’s industrial might, and Putin was greeted by an enthusiastic audience by the blue-collar workers who make

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani Hold Talks to Discuss Syria Peace Plan

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New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding a meeting in Sochi with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Hassan Rouhani of Iran to share their views on Syrian reconciliation. The three countries previously agreed to be guarantors of the Syrian peace process. Welcoming his dignitary guests, Putin said the meeting comes at a crucial moment in the Syrian armed

The Pied Piper of Kremlin: Putin’s Tune is Music to World’s Ears

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New Delhi: The U.S. influence in world politics is declining. From the Middle East to Asia, American allies are turning to Russian President Vladimir Putin to secure their interests and fix problems. Russia recently rolled out a red carpet for King Salman of Saudi Arabia, with the monarch leading a high-profile and  significant delegation to Moscow. With this visit, King Salman

Erdogan: Israeli Mossad Behind Kurdish Referendum

Israeli flags waved during Kurdish referendum celebrating the "yes" vote clearly points at Israel's involvement, Erdogan said. | source: almanar.com.lb

New Delhi: Israeli spy agency Mossad has played a key role in the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has alleged. Speaking in eastern Turkey, Erdogan said that the fact Israeli flags were waved during events celebrating the "yes" vote clearly points at Israel's involvement. "This shows one thing, that this administration (the Kurdish leadership in northern Iraq) has

Iraq Declares No Fly Zone Over Kurdistan, Turkey Raises Oil Threat

Iraqi Kurds endorsed secession by nine to one in a vote on Monday. | Source: armytimes.com

New Delhi: The Iraqi government has implemented a no-fly zone over Iraqi Kurdistan, today, following the recent independence referendum. According to statement released by the Iraqi government, a no-fly zone is in effect over the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) controlled areas of northern Iraq. In particular, the Iraq government’s no-fly zone covers the three KRG controlled provinces of Suleimaniyeh, Erbil, and Dohuk

Despite Threats from Baghdad, Ankara Iraqi Kurds Hold Independence Referendum

For millions of ethnic Kurds in Iraqi Kurdistan, Monday was a historic day. | Source: Iraqinews.com

Iraq's Kurds defied widespread opposition to vote in a historic independence referendum, sparking fresh tensions with Baghdad and threats from Turkey while Washington warned it would "increase instability". The vote in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq and some disputed areas is non-binding and will not lead automatically to independence, but this move is seen by the Kurds as a

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