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Aletho News - 2020-03-31 - Original post - cached version
By Paul Antonopoulos | March 31, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the head of United Arab Emirates (UAE), spoke by phone on Friday in the first such communication...

Aletho News - 2020-03-29 - Original post - cached version
Press TV – March 29, 2020

Turkish forces and allied Takfiri militants have once again cut off drinking water supply to people in Syria’s northeastern city of Hasakah and surrounding areas, only a few days after the Damascus government complained to the United Nations...

Aletho News - 2020-03-28 - Original post - cached version
By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | March 28, 2020

A phone call by the UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday signifies in many ways a major development in regional politics.

The official UAE news...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-28 - Original post - cached version

For the past three years, several dozen New Yorkers have gathered each Saturday at Union Square, at 11:00 a.m. to vigil for peace in Yemen.

Now, however, due to the coronavirus, the vigil for peace is radically altered. Last week, in recognition of the city’s coming shelter in place...

The Duran - 2020-03-28 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by George Callaghan…

It inspired Hitler. As the Nazi supremo said, ‘Who know remembers the Armenians?’. Der Fuhrer believed that as a large scale genocide had been committed and the perpetrators had gotten away it with the crime all but forgotten then he too could do...

Richard Falk - 2020-03-28 - Original post - cached version

A 21st Century Worldview: Interviewing Ahmet Davutoğlu

[Prefatory Note: Below is an interview that I conducted with the former Turkish Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, published in Middle East Monitor on March 23-24, 2020. His responses to questions 18-20 concern the...

The Saker - 2020-03-25 - Original post - cached version

https://southfront.org/unfortunate-adventures-of-turkish-army-in-idlib/ Two Turkish soldiers were injured and two vehicles damaged in Syria’s southern Idlib on March 24. Their military convoy was targeted by a roadside bomb explosion near the village

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-24 - Original post - cached version

What exactly are we witnessing on the Turkish Greek border with Syrian refugees arriving there? A failure in EU immigration and asylum policy coupled to another 20 year disaster, that of Turkey-EU relations? Or simply the relationship between the blackmailer and his victim coming to a head?...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-03-20 - Original post - cached version

I do not want history to record me as someone who has bequeathed to his nation the institution of despotism. ~ Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first president of Turkey

Erdogan’s Idlib war has morphed into a new one with the EU,...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-20 - Original post - cached version

Well thank goodness for that!
Flexibility rather then hostilities.Is that a bad thing? 
Anyone in a long term relationship understands reasonable flexibility is better then endless fighting.

Oped below ties nicely in with the earlier post from today

 Earlier Today- Maria...
Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-20 - Original post - cached version

Why yes, indeed, it does. As has been stated repeatedly here.
Of course her statements will be highlighted.
TASS

MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. The United States finds annoying the Russian-Turkish agreements on Syria’s Idlib and looks ready to use...
MintPress - 2020-03-19 - Original post - cached version

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced in a surprising move on February 29 that he would be reopening his country’s border to Europe, allowing tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees into Greece and other European countries.

Expectedly, over 100,000 people rushed to the...

Dissident Voice - 2020-03-18 - Original post - cached version

In a surprising move, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, announced on February 29 that he will be re-opening his country’s border to Europe, thus allowing tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees into Greece and other European countries.

Expectedly, over 100,000 people rushed to...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-18 - Original post - cached version

As has been stated and restated here, there are geo political players in the Syrian arena that would benefit from having Turkey and Russia at each other’s throats. In Idlib as well as elsewhere. So far Russia and Turkey have continued to cooperate, but, there looks to be some  more recent...

Aletho News - 2020-03-17 - Original post - cached version
By Salman Rafi Sheikh – New Eastern Outlook – 17.03.2020

In any other sort of circumstances, the NATO countries from Europe and North America would have rushed to help Turkey fight the “Russian invaders” in Syria and accomplish their avowed mission. This, however, did...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-03-17 - Original post - cached version


In any other sort of circumstances, the NATO countries from Europe and North America would have rushed to help Turkey fight the “Russian invaders” in Syria and accomplish their avowed mission. This, however, did not happen when Turkey and Russia came “eye ball to eye ball” in Syria over...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-15 - Original post - cached version

Al Jazeera citing the Turkish Ministry of Defence (which is a primary source for information)

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Turkey and Russia have completed their first joint military patrol along a strategic highway in Syria's northwestern region, the Turkish defence ministry...

The Duran - 2020-03-13 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan childish tirade against Greece, by stating that Greek security forces are behaving like Nazis, as they protect the Greek and EU border against Turkish trained and coached...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-12 - Original post - cached version

Interesting read from Simon Watkins @  OilPrice.com

"Iran is positioning itself to benefit from the fallout from Saudi Arabia’s latest disastrous handling of the global oil markets. The Kingdom’s ability to metaphorically shoot itself in the foot has been...
Red Ice Radio - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version

This is the audio version of the show. If you want to watch the video version go here.

Join Henrik as we cover Weinstein's sentencing, 23 years in prison. We also cover the Turkish escalations against Greece at the border and how Erdogan is threatening Europe with migrants. We also...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version

Conn M. HALLINAN

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest gamble in Syria’s civil war appears to have come up snake eyes. Instead of halting the Damascus government’s siege of the last rebel held province, Idlib, Turkey has backed off, and Ankara’s Syrian adventure is fueling...

The Duran - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org:

“Fortress Europe is an illusion.”

So declares the Financial Times in the closing line of its Saturday editorial: “Europe Cannot Ignore Syrian Migrant Crisis.”

The FT undertakes to instruct the Old Continent on what its...

The Duran - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s attempt to intimidate the Syrian Army and force them to withdraw to the Sochi Agreement lines in Idlib utterly failed, resulting in...

Aletho News - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version
By Paul Antonopoulos |  March 10, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s attempt to intimidate the Syrian Army and force them to withdraw to the Sochi Agreement lines in Idlib utterly failed, resulting in the Turkish leader having to embarrassingly accept large...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version

The ceasefire looks to be holding, but, I've some concerns about statements made by US Special Representative of Syria James Jeffrey
  It appears to me the US might have some ideas about interfering with this arrangement. 

Pay particular attention to Jeffrey's statements-...

Land Destroyer - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version
March 11, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Turkey's ongoing fighting in northern Syria's Idlib governorate was - from the beginning of recent escalations - clearly a continuation of Washington's wider now 9 year-long proxy war against Damascus.

Whatever gains Turkey had made in terms of reducing...

Aletho News - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version
RT | March 10, 2020

Veteran chickenhawk Lindsey Graham once again beat his over-used war drum, this time because he wants NATO to get involved in Idlib, Syria to stop “Syrian aggression.” Yes, when will Syria stop intervening in its own country?

The South...

MintPress - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version

There was a celebration in Syria when Russia announced a ceasefire agreement with Turkey on March 3 following a six-hour meeting between Presidents Erdogan and Putin in Moscow. Under the agreement, Erdogan agreed to pull back Turkish forces and not to contest territory that Syria had recently...

The Duran - 2020-03-10 - Original post - cached version

Tensions between Turkey and Syria continue to spiral out of control. Clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces amid a Syrian government offensive are quickly threatening to escalate into a full-blown conflict between the two neighbors and to also shatter an alliance forged between Turkey...

The Saker - 2020-03-09 - Original post - cached version

https://southfront.org/new-idlib-ceasefire-is-already-crumbling-and-nobo... On March 6, the Syrian region of Greater Idlib entered another ceasefire phase with al-Qaeda-linked groups breathing a sigh of relief thanks to Turkish sacrifices in the battle against

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-09 - Original post - cached version

The End of an Era. When the first World War came to its end, intimations of an end to the European Era were already evident in symptoms: aching diplomatic joints, straitened perceptual political vision and the general financial health of the patient about to turn acute, as the constipated...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-09 - Original post - cached version

The ceasefire agreement was general- based on previous agreements made.
Now comes the fine tuning. Conducted through a series of meetings. The first will take place tomorrow:

Russian delegation to visit Turkey for talks on Syria's Idlib

A Russian military...

The Duran - 2020-03-09 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ interview with CNN on Friday.

The Greek Prime Minister told CNN that “right now, let’s be honest, the [EU-Turkey] agreement is dead, and it’s dead because Turkey...

The Duran - 2020-03-09 - Original post - cached version

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the disappearance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel amidst the latest migrant row between Turkey and the European Union via the Greek and Bulgarian borders.

In Germany, CDU chairman Friedrich Merz, broke...

The Duran - 2020-03-09 - Original post - cached version


Eric Zuesse

On March 7th, Al Qaeda’s now largest branch, which is its Syrian organization that used to be called Al Nusra, praised Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan because his Government stands up for Al Qaeda, and for other jihadist organizations which...

Aletho News - 2020-03-08 - Original post - cached version
By Nat South | The Saker Blog | March 8, 2020

Photo op of US State Department delegation putting a foot into Idlib. Kelly Craft & James Jeffrey met with the White Helmets at the Turkish /Syrian border.

2. France News 24 (02/03)

3. U.S. Intel sources indicate...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-08 - Original post - cached version

Once again it was Russia that just prevented the threatened ‘Muslim invasion’ of Europe advertised by Erdogan

Pepe ESCOBAR

At the start of their discussion marathon in Moscow on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-08 - Original post - cached version

 In 2018 I'd posted a series of reports that explained how it was, hopefully, Idlib, would be returned to Syria.  Perhaps not entirely, initially, but most of it will be retaken by Damascus.  As explained by Firas Tlass, coming to fruition in the Idlib agreement of 2018. 
 This required the...

BSNEWS - 2020-03-08 - Original post - cached version

Ibrahim Mohammad, a resident of Aleppo and formerly of the Syrian Arab Army, sends a strong and moving message on the realities of the regime change war on his country. Read carefully for those who have doubts. Some of you might find my way aggressive sometimes.. Well, consider this, I lived...

Aletho News - 2020-03-07 - Original post - cached version
By Finian Cunningham | Strategic Culture Foundation | March 7, 2020

Well, it takes one to know one. The foul scheming and intrigues over the past nine years of war in Syria by the foreign aggressors and their terror proxies will have proven one thing to all the criminal...

Aletho News - 2020-03-07 - Original post - cached version
By Anthony Sherwood | American Herald Tribune | March 7, 2020

Needless to say, the punchup in the Turkish parliament on March 4 was a disgrace. Supposedly elected to discuss matters of national importance in a calm and dignified manner, scores of MPs behaved like...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-07 - Original post - cached version

What party/ies don’t want a cease fire?

Does Turkey want more dead soldiers so the heat is turned up politically on the leadership? To weaken the dollar? Put negative pressure on the economy? Does the Assad government want more dead soldiers which also causes political pressure to build...
Strategic Culture - 2020-03-07 - Original post - cached version

Well, it takes one to know one. The foul scheming and intrigues over the past nine years of war in Syria by the foreign aggressors and their terror proxies will have proven one thing to all the criminal accomplices – none of them can be trusted, even when they claim to be “partners”.

...

MintPress - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version

Mideast Discourse — Turkey increased its military invasion of Syria last month to prevent the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) from liberating Idlib province from the occupation of terrorists, who are supported by Turkey and had been supported by the US before 2017 when President Trump cut off their...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version



It now looks like Europe may be moving towards Migrant Crisis 2.0 as footage from the Greek border is pouring in over the Mainstream Media. However the key player to pay attention to is Turkey, they may have started the new migration problem and thus they may be the ones who can end it...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version

As Putin meeting looms, no one in Moscow believes any word, promise or cajoling from Erdogan anymore

Pepe ESCOBAR

The latest installment of the interminable Syria tragedy could be interpreted as Greece barely blocking a European “invasion” by Syrian refugees....

James Bovard - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version

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Counterpunch, March 6, 2020

Syria Debacles Epitomize Perpetual Perfidy of U.S. Foreign Policy

by James Bovard

Turkey is ratcheting up its invasion of Syria and...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version

Turkey is threatening Europe with an influx of millions of refugees from Syria’s conflict, while the United States this week announced over $100 million in “humanitarian aid” for Syria. The Europeans are wringing their hands over further problems from unwanted migration, yet Brussels continues...

Need To Know News - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version

The EU accused Turkey of using the migrants to pressure Brussels to offer more money or support for Ankara's geopolitical aims in the Syrian conflict. Turkey is hosting about 4 million refugees and migrants that have reportedly destabilized the country, and Erdogan is desperate to remove them...

Aletho News - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version
Sputnik – March 5, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come to Moscow on Thursday to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over recent escalations in Syria’s Idlib province. The tensions in the area have recently led to the deaths of over 30...

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