Turkey And Syria

“QUEST” Initiative for Refugees and Displaced Persons – Syrian Arab Republic

June 20, World Refugee Day Launched by the State of Qatar in 2016, QUEST is an initiative that aims to provide multi-sectoral support to conflict-affected Syrians inside and outside Syria. In its early days, Quest sought to ensure that children and young people, who have suffered the consequences of the …

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Turkey has done its part in the refugee crisis; now it’s west

– The author is an associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Kilis 7 Aralik University, studying the representation of refugees in the media and political discourses, the implementation of migration policies and the integration of refugees in higher education. ISTANBUL Globally, mass migration and refugee …

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Truce ends clashes between Turkish-backed rebels in northwest Syria

Members of the Syrian National Army, known as the Free Syrian Army, drive an armored vehicle in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jihadist HTS enters areas controlled by Turkish-backed rebels Fighting …

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Turkey arrests Kurdish journalists and politicians and prepares to invade Syria

Sixteen of the 20 Kurdish journalists detained in Diyarbakir on June 8 were arrested and sent to prison on Thursday, as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan steps up attacks on press freedom. The World Socialist Website condemns these attacks and demands the release of all journalists. Faced with …

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As Ukraine crisis rages, Erdogan targets Kurdish northern Syria

While international attention is focused on the war in Ukraine, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to be in a good geopolitical position to launch a new military operation against the Kurds in northern Syria. Despite US warnings, Erdogan has threatened an offensive on two strategic Syrian towns near Turkey’s …

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Turkey threatens to delay NATO membership for Sweden and Finland for a year | NATO

Turkey has said it is ready to delay NATO membership for Sweden and Finland for more than a year unless it receives satisfactory assurances that the two Nordic countries are ready to provide their support for Kurdish groups which they consider to be terrorist organisations. The issue threatens to derail …

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Turkey has ‘legitimate concerns’ about terrorism

HELSINKI — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday that Turkey has “legitimate concerns” about terrorism and other issues that need to be taken seriously. Turkey has accused Finland and Sweden of supporting Kurdish militants and said it would not support the two Nordic countries joining NATO until they …

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Iran and Turkey prepare to clash in Syria

Separated by opposing regional interests, Turkey and Iran seem to be heading for a confrontation in Syria, with Tehran explicitly opposing Ankara’s plan for a new military operation against Kurdish-held areas, wary of the risks to its own position in the region. Turkey has failed to get the green light …

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Turkey urges Russia to reach agreements to rid northern Syria of terrorists

Turkey expects Russia to respect the commitments made in Syria against terrorist organizations and respect the agreements signed in 2019, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Wednesday, reiterating Ankara’s call for the north Syria, near the Turkish borders, is rid of terrorist groups threatening security and stability in the region. …

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Ukraine and Syria top Lavrov’s agenda in Turkey

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is due to visit Turkey on June 8 as Ankara seeks a Russian or American nod to push forward a new military intervention against Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria. Although Lavrov’s talks in Ankara are expected to focus on the war in Ukraine and its …

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian Businesses in Turkey: Navigating to Recovery – Turkey

Attachments Refugee businesses navigate Turkey’s COVID-19 recovery COVID-19 has had a significant impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world, including SMEs in Turkey owned by and employing refugees. Over the past two years, they have faced government-imposed mobility restrictions and closures, supply chain disruptions and depression of …

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Turkey says Syrian military operation will target Tal Rifat, Manbij | News from the Turkey-Syria border

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the military operation would target two SDF-held towns in northern Syria. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will target Kurdish armed groups in two towns in northern Syria in an upcoming military operation. “We are taking another step by establishing a 30 kilometer security …

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Erdogan asks Turkey to rid Syria’s Tal Rifaat and Manbij of terrorists

A Turkish flag flies over a military vehicle at the border of the city of Manbij, Syria, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Rodi Said Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ANKARA, June 1 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey would rid Syria’s northern Tal Rifaat and …

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Syrian rebels say they are ready to support the Turkish operation in the northeast

Syrian rebels said on Sunday they were ready to join Turkish troops in a possible new offensive threatened by Turkey against Kurdish YPG fighters in northern Syria to retake Arab-majority towns and villages held by the forces. run by the Kurds. Two senior commanders said orders had been given to …

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On the impact of the SDF, Turkey clashes, northeast Syria comes to the fore

Enab Baladi – Hassan Ibrahim The scale of skirmishes and clashes has increased between the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the frontlines dividing the two sides in the northern countryside and east of Aleppo and the cities of Ras al-Ain and Tal …

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Federal Jury Convicts High-Level ISIS Member of Providing Material Support to Foreign Terrorist Organization, Including Two Counts Resulting in Death | Takeover bid

A New York man has been found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn, following a three-week trial before U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis, of one count of conspiracy to supply material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), and five counts of material support to …

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Syrian refugees in Turkey left behind

Sanliurfa (Turkey) (AFP) – Samira hears the same message from Turkish politicians day and night on television: Syrian refugees like her must return home. But her home near Damascus is still not safe, she said. The 44-year-old man from Ghouta is one of hundreds of thousands of refugees in the …

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“Turkey and the United States must put aside their differences and focus on their common interests”

Ankara and Washington must put aside their differences and focus on areas of common interest after years of tumultuous relations, experts from the two countries stressed on Saturday. Relations between Turkey and the United States were discussed during a panel organized by the Directorate of Communications in New York. The …

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Sandstorms pose serious risk to human health, says WMO

ANKARA: The withdrawal of tens of thousands of Russian troops from Syria to bolster its forces in Ukraine could mark a turning point in the Syrian conflict and lead to a race between Tehran and Ankara to fill the vacuum left by Moscow in the country, leading suggest analysts. Russia, …

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A French cement factory will be accused of complicity in human rights violations

A French court on Wednesday handed down an unprecedented decision that will allow Lafarge, one of France’s largest companies, to be charged with aiding and abetting crimes against humanity after being accused of financing terrorist groups, including the Islamic State, while operating in Syria during the country’s bloody civil war. …

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Erdogan says Swedish and Finnish delegations shouldn’t bother to come to Turkey

By Ali Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Swedish and Finnish delegations should not bother coming to Ankara to convince it to endorse their NATO bids. The Swedish government has officially decided to apply for NATO membership, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on …

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Turkey expels the first group of Syrian refugees from the Girê Spi border post – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

The human rights organization, Afrin – Syria, said on its official page on virtual networking sites that the Turkish occupation authorities have deported the first group of Syrian refugees to be deported to Syria, indicating that they expelled about 100 people from the city gate of Girê Spi / Tal …

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Ancient Neo-Assyrian Rock Art Discovered in Turkey

ANKARA, TURKEY—Live Science reports that researchers study a subterranean complex consisting of an entrance chamber and an upper and lower gallery carved into the limestone rock in what is now the village of Başbük in southeastern Turkey. Although the looters first entered the structure through a hole dug in the …

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Donors well below UN target for Syria aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors on Tuesday pledged $6.7 billion to help Syrians and neighboring countries hosting refugees, but fell well short of the UN target for assistance to millions of people in conflict-torn Syria who depend on aid to survive. European Neighborhood Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi has acknowledged that the …

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Erdogan promises to send 1 million refugees back to Syria

NNA | Update: 09 May 2022 06:58 STI By John SolomouNicosia [Cyprus] May 09 (ANI): Last Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reversing his previous policy, said his government was working on a project for the “voluntary and honorable return of one million Syrian refugees” to their homeland.Erdogan claimed that …

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Disturbing New Details Revealed About Turkey’s Major Role in Global Drug Trafficking — Greek City Times

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on April 16 that 258 kilograms of drugs had been seized in the Turkish port of Mersin. The operation was carried out by the provincial command of the gendarmerie. The police arrested three people. Turkey occupies a leading position in the region on the …

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Dr Oz’s vote in 2018 Turkish elections renews criticism

As Dr Mehmet Oz embarks on a bid for the US Senate, the TV star has been largely reluctant to discuss his ties to Turkey, where he retains his citizenship, and dismissed criticism from political opponents that he is hosting any so-called “dual loyalties”. “ But a photo of Oz …

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Politicians: Turkey seeks expansion plan at expense of Iraq and Syria – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

The Turkish occupation state is intensifying its attacks with heavy weapons and drones on the northern and eastern regions of Syria and on areas of southern Kurdistan, with the aim of undermining the project of a democratic nation in the northern and eastern areas of Syria and in Shingal, and …

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analysis-hampered by economy, Erdogan travels to Saudi Arabia to restore ties after Khashoggi U-turn | world news

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Jonathan Spicer ANKARA (Reuters) – Three and a half years after accusing Saudi leaders of murder and staging a show trial for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit the Gulf kingdom on Thursday to restore ties . Khashoggi, a …

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Turkey hits PKK and YPG in Iraq and Syria

Last week, Turkey announced an invasion codenamed “Claw-Lock” into areas of northern Iraq controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Airstrikes and raids by special forces have targeted the Kurdish nationalist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). While Turkey has declared more than 50 militiamen dead, the PKK claimed to have killed …

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Turkey’s refugee toll: From warm welcome to grave concern

Turkey’s refugee toll: From warm welcome to grave concern The warm reception of the flow of Syrian refugees to Turkey has become a serious concern. (AFP/File) Turkey’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis over the past decade has been laudable on ethical and humanitarian grounds, but it has also posed …

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A rare Syrian NGO created to defend the LGBT community

Homophobia remains prevalent in parts of the Middle East and North Africa. Most countries in these regions do not recognize the rights of the LGBT community and homosexual acts are criminalized. LGBT people in Syria, in particular, face discrimination and violations on a daily basis under policies and legal provisions …

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Former US senator and ambassador to Turkey accused in Turkish parliament of betraying Trump

Levent Kenez/Stockholm The US ambassador to Turkey was insulted during a meeting of the Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee on April 7, which included a discussion of the growing number of political appointments to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. After opposition MPs criticized the appointment of Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim …

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Ukraine works with Turkey and includes parallel ties with Russia, says Ukrainian diplomat

Turkish and Ukrainian flags wave during a welcoming ceremony for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan before his meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in kyiv, Ukraine February 3, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential News Service/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, April 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine is …

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Diving into a Troubled Past: A Journey to Iraqi Kurdistan

Celebration of Nowruz with the inhabitants of the village of Akre. Dan Brotman recounts his trip to Kurdistan. “DDig a hole in Kurdistan,” our local guide said, “and you’ll find a mass grave, oil or antiquities.” My previous associations with Iraq were Saddam Hussein and war, but I landed in …

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How the US and Turkey can get their relationship back on track

How the US and Turkey can get their relationship back on track Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created the greatest geopolitical crisis in the transatlantic region since World War II. It is not surprising that NATO is rethinking its role in the world in light of the new reality in …

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Ukraine is a US wake-up call for Germany and Turkey

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine now well into its second month, the US foreign policy establishment offers criticism of how two of NATO’s biggest powers, Germany and Turkey , react to Russia. Any such effort must recognize the radically different roles these two nations played before the invasion. For years, …

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More than 68,000 Ukrainians take refuge in Turkey: UN agency

As the Russian-Ukrainian war continues, more than 68,000 Ukrainians have fled to Turkey, an official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA) after a recent event in the central province of Konya, UNHCR’s representative in Turkey, Philippe Leclerc, said the agency …

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Analysts: Russia won’t let go of Syria amid war in Ukraine

An Israeli soldier prepares a Merkava tank for training exercises on Wednesday in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights near the Syrian border. What Israel expects above all from Russia is to limit Iran’s influence and presence in Syria, according to experts. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License picture BEIRUT, Lebanon, …

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Syrian mercenaries deploy to Russia en route to Ukrainian battlefields

A first contingent of soldiers has arrived in Russia for military training before heading to Ukraine, according to a Western diplomat and Syrian government ally based in Damascus. It includes at least 300 troops from a Syrian army division that worked closely with Russian officers who traveled to Syria to …

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Map of Hawar News Agency Center 2022-03-30 – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

Residents of Al-Qanayeh district in the western countryside of Kobani march on the occasion of the birth of leader Abdullah Ocalan, at 11:00 a.m. (photos and videos attached). A member of leader Abdullah Ocalan’s defense committee, lawyer Khaled Omar, explained that the prevention of meetings with leader Ocalan is a …

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El Shafee Elsheikh hostage-taking trial begins in Virginia

He is in federal court in Alexandria over the deaths of four Americans who covered or supported victims of the Syrian civil war – journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and aid workers Peter Kassig and Kayla Mueller. Prosecutors say he is also involved in the deaths of British, Japanese …

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Turkey ‘neutralizes’ two YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Turkish forces have “neutralized” two YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria and Iraq, the Ministry of National Defense announced on Friday. One terrorist was neutralized during an infiltration attempt in the area of ​​Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, while the other was targeted in the area of ​​Operation Pence-Yildirim in northern …

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A new tourist sea voyage will be opened between Libya, Turkish Cyprus and southeastern Turkey – LibyaHerald

Turkey plans to attract tourists from Libya and other southern Mediterranean countries to its southern shores via a soon-to-be-opened shipping route, Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reported on Sunday. The Hatay Sea Bus (HADO), which will also serve as a maritime border gate, is expected to begin its journeys at the …

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Turkey’s state news agency finds Iran the biggest obstacle to Iraq’s stability

Turkey’s state-run news agency published an opinion piece on Monday claiming that Iran is the biggest threat to Iraq’s stability. The article describes the state-linked Popular Mobilization Forces – which Iran helped set up in the fight against the Islamic State group – as a means of bolstering Iran’s military …

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War in Ukraine recalls trauma for survivors of Aleppo siege

FILE – In this January 20, 2017 file photo, a man carries a baby as he walks past rubble in the once rebel-held neighborhood of Salaheddine in eastern Aleppo, Syria. Tuesday, March 15, 2022 marks the 11th anniversary of the Syrian revolution that became a civil war. This year, many …

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Climate change could devastate the Middle East. Here’s how governments should deal with it.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is part of the most vulnerable places in the world to climate change. the UN highlighted the devastating toll that climate change will have on the region’s water supply and food production systems, and its potential to create breeding grounds for terrorism and …

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A Russian victory over Ukraine could deal a serious blow to Turkey’s drone programs

If Russia succeeds in overthrowing the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it would be a major setback for Turkey’s drone programs, as well as other military aerospace projects. Ankara and Kyiv had big plans to expand their cooperation to build drones together. Turkey has sold Ukraine at least 20 …

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Powers vie for Ukraine’s role but no ‘miracle’ in sight

Published on: 03/11/2022 – 15:44Amended: 03/11/2022 – 15:42 Paris (AFP)- The powers are jostling to play the lead role in finding a diplomatic solution to Russia’s war in Ukraine, but such attempts risk being a sideshow unless President Vladimir Putin shows genuine interest in a negotiated settlement. Turkey on Thursday …

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Explained: Turkey’s stakes in the war

The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Russia are due to meet on Thursday for talks on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum in Turkey. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the talks would be held in a “trilateral format”, i.e. with Turkey present in the room as a mediator. …

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A first step towards the normalization of Turkey-Israel relations?

Israeli President Isaac Herzog is planned to visit Ankara on March 9 and meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, aiming to start a process of normalizing relations between Israel and Turkey. It comes after more than a decade of shaky relations as Erdoğan tries to shift Turkey’s foreign policy …

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Reviews | Where is Turkey in a new cold war? It shouldn’t be complicated.

Although it happened on a left-leaning opposition channel sensitive to Russia’s Ukraine narrative, the sentiments of the pro-government media seemed no less anti-Western. Government-sanctioned mainstream network analysts framed the war as a confrontation between NATO and Russia, as opposed to an unlawful attack on a sovereign nation. And while there …

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Municipal school charity worker pictured assembling guns in Syria

Trustees of a charity that ran a controversial Birmingham school have been banned by a watchdog – after a worker was allegedly photographed assembling weapons in war-torn Syria. The picture was discovered during a raid by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. Government inspectors had previously highlighted concerns over extremism …

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Idlib woman shot dead by Syrian jihadists, sparking protests, dies

The death of the 28-year-old has sparked further protests against the jihadist group. Fuel smuggling is just one of many informal means used by Syrians in poverty-stricken northwestern Syria. [Getty] A woman who sparked protests in opposition-held northwest Syria after she was shot in the head by the radical Islamist …

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Europe welcomes Ukrainian refugees, others less so

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – They are depositing in neighboring countries by the hundreds of thousands — refugees from Ukraine holding children in one arm, belongings in the other. And they are warmly welcomed by the leaders of countries like Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania. But while the hospitality was …

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Life-changing photography contest for Syrian refugee father and son

Turkish photographer Mehmet Aslan captured an emotional image of a father playing with his five-year-old son in January 2021. It quickly became an international sensation and drastically changed the lives of the couple and their family. Munzir El Nezzel, the man pictured, lost his right leg when a bomb fell …

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raises dilemmas for the Middle East and India

The Ukraine crisis has confronted three Middle Eastern countries – Turkey, Israel and Iran – as well as India, with serious political dilemmas. For different reasons, they face the conundrum of how to strike a balance between opposing Russia’s aggression against the sovereign state of Ukraine and maintaining good relations …

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SRTF approves €2 million Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to support displaced people in northern Aleppo – Syrian Arab Republic

Turkey – Wednesday 23 February 2022 – The Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) has announced the approval of a €2 million Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to help alleviate the suffering of thousands of internally displaced people ( IDPs) in northern Aleppo. The ERP will be implemented in partnership and collaboration …

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Baykar secures Turkey’s autonomy in drone technology as orders surge

Turkey has completely abandoned its external reliance on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies and is now producing some of the best platforms in the world, the chief technology officer (CTO) of drone mogul Baykar said in a recent interview. . Selçuk Bayraktar, in an interview with Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV, …

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Assad lashes back Syrian land stolen from ayatollahs

Assad lashes back Syrian land stolen from ayatollahs An innovative initiative has been launched to denounce Syrian crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court. For the first time, the focus is on the guilt of Iran and its proxies. The lawyers said Tehran’s support for Assad came “at the …

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The third age of Erdoğan’s foreign policy

Turkey has been forced to adopt a new foreign policy, providing the United States and Europe with a valuable opportunity. We must seize it, and quickly. Turkish foreign policy under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has seen a number of sharp turns since 2003, with Erdoğan taking stock of global and …

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We fear more war, we fear more drought – Syrian Arab Republic

Climate and conflict hit the agrarian poor in Syria The summer of 2021 has seen record levels of rainfall and a sharp drop in water flow in the Euphrates and other rivers in northeast Syria. In a new report titled “We Fear More War, We Fear More Drought,” PAX conducted …

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Report: Humanitarian aid in Syria, a “perverse cycle”

Beyond the diversion of aid, those directly responsible for human rights violations would benefit Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s manipulation of aid is a unique and persistent form of control that must be tackled, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Based on interviews with UN …

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Russia’s experience in Syria informs Ukraine and NATO’s approach

Six Russian landing ships from the Baltic and Northern Fleets, which had earlier arrived at the Russian Tartous naval base in Syria, were transferred to the Black Sea on February 8 to participate in military maneuvers of the Russian army and navy. The passage through Tartous once again demonstrated the …

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Turkey and Finland seek peaceful solutions to conflicts: FM Haavisto

Turkey and Finland strive to find peaceful solutions to regional and global conflicts, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said. In an interview published by Anadolu Agency (AA), Haavisto assessed bilateral relations and regional issues during his visit to Turkey during which he met with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. “Both countries …

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After the leader’s assassination, “the Islamic State is probably planning revenge operations”

(February 9, 2022 / JNS) The February 3 assassination of Islamic State leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi in northwestern Syria represents an undeniably severe blow for the terrorist organization, but it is also likely to trigger a campaign of “revenge” operations, a terrorism expert has warned. US media said in …

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Why is India’s S-400 case different from Turkey’s?

The S-400 Triumph air defense system is produced by the Almaz Central Design Bureau in Russia. It is an upgrade of the old S-300 defense system. It is capable of firing three types of missiles at short, medium and long range, which creates a layered defense. These missiles work in …

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46,000 brick houses delivered to displaced people in Idlib, Syria

The construction of nearly 52,500 of the 63,500 briquette houses intended for the Idlib region, the last opposition stronghold in northwest Syria, has been completed and 46,000 houses have been delivered to families in need , Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Saturday. Accompanied by Rahmi Doğan, governor of the …

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Ankara calls for a united stance against all terrorist groups

Turkey called on the international community to oppose all terrorist groups without discrimination, noting that it is unacceptable to join forces with one terrorist organization in the fight against another. Turkey believes that all terrorist organizations must be fought without discrimination in order to ensure international peace and security, President …

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Islamic State strikes back, aided by power vacuum in Iraq and Syria

Security forces jostle for control of parts of Iraq and Syria Rivalries undermine security and play into activists’ hands Islamic State launches a series of major attacks, including on the prison Armed forces in the region say the group will no longer be a major threat Locals fear it will …

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Kansas mom went from ‘remarkable’ college student to suspected ISIS leader

Allison Fluke-Ekren seen in a recent photo provided by police (L) and an undated photo (R) from when she was a teenager. Photos courtesy of Alexandria Sheriff’s Department and Larry Miller A Kansas mother, once described as an “outstanding student” by a former teacher, appeared in US court on Monday …

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Turkish court acquits three in murder of Syrian teenager

The family of a Syrian teenager who was beaten to death in a market in Turkey said they would appeal after a court acquitted three brothers charged with his murder and sentenced a fourth to less than four years in prison. Hamza Al Ajjan, 17, was beaten to death in …

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America’s failed grand strategy | Column

Having failed to establish a unipolar world order, the United States could not determine its course in the post-Cold War era. During her tenure as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said the United States would shift its focus from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific region. Due to the status …

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For the US military and the Syrian Kurds, a tangled history as allies

For US forces in Syria, a recurring alliance is back. The fighting around Sinaa prison in Hasaka, a city in northeast Syria, has shone a light on the predominantly Kurdish region and also renewed questions about America’s role there. The Syrian conflict dates back to 2011, when a popular rebellion …

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Thousands stranded as snow wreaks travel chaos in Turkey and Greece

Flights are slowly resuming in Istanbul Thousands evacuated from Athens highway Snow on Antalya beaches for the first time in 29 years ISTANBUL/ATHENS, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Some flights from Istanbul airport resumed on Tuesday after nearly 24 hours of cancellations as heavy snow clogged roads and brought thousands of …

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Another ‘polar’ winter storm hits Jordan, Syria and Turkey

Amman Snow 2022 Another polar storm will batter Syria and Jordan on Sunday through the week into Saturday, bringing shallow temperatures, heavy rain and snowfall later in the week. The storm emerged through a new atmospheric low centered over southern Turkey, storming northern and central parts of Jordan and Syria …

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Turkish Defense Ministry targets France and US on anniversary of military operation in Syria

Levent Kenez/Stockholm The Turkish Ministry of Defense published a series of messages on its social media accounts and on its website on the occasion of the anniversary of a unilateral military operation called “Operation Olive Branch” carried out in the north of Syria against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the …

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Child recruitment leaves parents heartbroken in northeast Syria

Late last year, members of a youth group held an introductory computer course in the Syrian town of Amuda. It was no ordinary extracurricular activity: its purpose was to recruit children for military service, and during the course the organizers convinced two local girls to leave the house and take …

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Sparta Woman Pleads Guilty to Concealing Material Support for Foreign Terrorist Organization | USAO-MDTN

NASHVILLE- A Sparta, Tennessee, woman pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to concealing material support and resources intended to be provided to a foreign terrorist organization, U.S. Attorney Mark H. Wildasin said. for the Central District of Tennessee. Georgianna AM Giampietro, 36, was indicted by a federal grand jury …

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‘Age Resistance’ continues to confront occupation and genocide – 1 – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

At the beginning of the Syrian crisis, several forces on the scene, at the global level; The United States of America and Russia have emerged, regionally; Iran and the Turkish occupying state emerged. Each force has intervened for its own internal and external motives and with different agendas, but the …

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Germany has sentenced a Syrian colonel to life for crimes against humanity. Will others suffer the same fate?

Human rights activists applaud a German court conviction of a former Syrian intelligence officer to life in prison for crimes against humanity committed at the start of the Syrian conflict. A former colonel in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army, Anwar Raslan, 58, has been found guilty of murder, sexual assault …

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Diplomatic restoration for Turkish foreign policy

Over the past decade, Turkish diplomacy has faced many complex foreign policy issues and problems. There are ongoing civil wars and tensions in Syria, Iraq and Libya, unresolved maritime issues in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean region, minor tensions with some Gulf countries and tensions in Ukraine -Russia or NATO-Russia …

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Turkey’s new economic model and future projection

Turkish inflation climbed to 36% in 2021, almost doubling expectations. There are several reasons that trigger inflation. First, Turkey was hit by an economic crisis in 2018 due to political conflicts over the past 10 years such as the Gezi protests, terrorism in Syria and the attempted coup on July …

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ISIS Commander Obtains Clemency In Turkey Trial And Receives Reduced Sentence

Abdullah Bozkurt / Stockholm A Tajik jihadist who worked with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the former head of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), obtained leniency at sentencing hearing for his trial in Turkey , receiving less than a third of the imprisonment requested by prosecutors. Ahmad Suleiman Ibn …

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A new American ambassador arrives in Turkey

Jeff Flake, the new American ambassador to Turkey, arrival in Ankara today. Flake’s tenure as ambassador will officially begin after he presents his credentials to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state agency Anadolu reported. Flake previously served in the US Senate from 2013 to 2019. A moderate Republican, he opposed …

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UK charged with “targeted assassination” after drone strike on ISIS arms dealer | Islamic state

Britain has been accused of reviving a policy of “targeted killings” after it emerged that the RAF killed an IS-linked arms dealer in a precision drone strike in Syria at the end of October. Reprieve, a human rights charity, asked “what are the criteria” used to justify who can be …

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Dark future awaits young Syrians in Turkey | Alexandra de Cramer

Turkey graciously agreed to house its Syrian neighbors as they escaped an excruciating civil war, but a decade later things are very different. This temporary accommodation has been transformed into a permanent stay. The fear recently shown in Turkey that the Syrians are starting to settle is not misplaced, almost …

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Russian attack kills 2 children in Syria’s Idleb on New Year’s Day

As the world celebrated the entry into 2022, vulnerable Syrian civilians in the war-torn north of the country spent the first day of the year under bombardment by Russian forces. Two children and a woman were killed in the attacks while 10 others were injured, most of them children, the …

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Germany contributes an additional € 10 million to SRTF stabilization program – Syrian Arab Republic

Amman – Friday, December 31, 2021 – The Syrian Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) today announced that it has received an additional € 10 million contribution from Germany to its stabilization program. This contribution brings Germany’s total financial support to 76 million euros, making it the largest contributor to the SRTF. …

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Man claiming to work for Turkish secret service burns Syrian refugees to death

The place in Izmir where three Syrian workers were burned alive while sleeping Last week, human rights groups reported that three Syrian refugees were burned alive in their sleep in a gruesome murder in Izmir, Turkey, on November 16. This barbaric act is the product of the ten-year NATO war …

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Christmas celebrated in the border area of ​​northern Syria

Assyrian Christians celebrated Christmas this weekend in Ras al-Ayn in northern Syria, an opposition zone cleared of terrorists about two years ago in a Turkish-led operation. The Turkish army and its local ally the Syrian National Army (SNA) eliminated PKK / YPG terrorists from the region, just across the Turkish …

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Syrian jihadist group opens food market north of Idlib

ALEP – A food market has been opened in the town of Sarmada, north of Idlib, under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). the opening The ceremony, which took place on December 12, was attended by officials from the Syrian government HTS salute and Ataa humanitarian aid. Association, who …

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Migrants camped in Belarusian warehouse still hoping to reach EU | World news

By Lev Sergeev and Maxim Shemetov BRUZGI, Belarus (Reuters) – Sleeping on mattresses in a Belarusian warehouse, hundreds of Middle Eastern migrants still cling to hope for a future in Western Europe as the year draws to a close. The nearly 600 migrants, from countries like Iraq, Turkey, Iran and …

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Six dead in clashes between SDF and Turkish-backed forces in northeastern Syria

Six people have been killed in fighting between the SDF and Turkish-backed forces in Tal Tamr over the past two days. The United States-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) clashed with Turkish-backed fighters in Tal Tamr in northeastern Syria on Wednesday morning, killing at least four civilians and two Syrian fighters. …

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New Syrian migrants seek Europe, driven by post-war misery

GIESSEN, Germany (AP) – She had already walked for 60 hours through the humid and dark forests of Poland, trying to make her way to Germany, when the 29-year-old Syrian Kurd twisted her knee. This was not the first setback of Bushra’s trip. Earlier, his traveling companion and best friend …

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A disturbing sequence for the mayor of Istanbul

Raised in a conservative Muslim family in Turkey’s remote Black Sea region, he studied business in the country’s largest and most important city, Istanbul, before embarking on a political career. He played top-level football until the age of 20 and won his first major public post in Istanbul at a …

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Former San Diegan pleads guilty to Islamic State terrorism case

A former San Diego man pleaded guilty on Friday to helping finance the Islamic State’s campaign of terror, including paying for the overseas travel of another San Diegan, believed to be the first U.S. citizen killed while ‘he was fighting for the group in Syria in 2014. Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi …

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Taiwan Donates US $ 500,000 to Syria for Civil Society Development | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan on Wednesday (December 15th) pledged US $ 500,000 to support the development of civil society in war-ravaged Syria. Taiwanese envoy to the United States Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) and American Taiwan Institute (AIT) general manager Ingrid Larson signed an agreement for the initiative, in the presence …

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Secret US military unit accused of killing civilians in Iraq and Syria

Iranian nuclear chief rejects IAEA request to access Karaj site, says beyond guarantees VIENNA: The Iranian nuclear chief said on Tuesday that the demands of the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, for access to the Karaj workshop were beyond guarantees and unacceptable to Tehran, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. …

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From Syria to America: the story of a family

Editor’s Note: The Underground Workshop is a collaborative network of student journalists from across Vermont. The workshop is open to any student interested in participating. Our current menu of opportunities is here; for more information, please contact Atelier Editor-in-Chief Ben Heintz at [email protected]. This article is part of a series …

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