Turkey’s Intervention in Syria – What’s at Stake?


It’s now safe to say that US military advisors took part in the planning phase of Turkey’s military intervention in Syria codenamed Euphrates Shield, not only to restore the “strategic partnership” between Washington and Ankara…

Will a Kurdish State be Born Under the “Guise of Fighting ISIL?”


Turkey has intervened in Syria, as expected, under the guise of fighting ISIL. Turkey’s desire to have a larger buffer zone has been known for some time, but it has little to do with ISIL. Turkey wants to protect itself from…

NATO Nukes in Romanian: Rumor Mill Vs. Reality


Unconfirmed reports regarding the US moving nuclear weapons it reportedly maintains at Incirlik Airbase, Turkey to Romania (a NATO member since 2004) made the rounds last week. It is just one of many stories surrounding the apparent…

Airport Suicide Bombing and Failed Coup: Turkey Takes Advantage of Bad Situations


The Istanbul airport bombing and “attempted coup” have left Turkey looking for terrorists looking for a paymaster and a cause on its own soil. The present situation reminds us of the famous line in the 1942 Movie…

Russia/Turkey: Ready and Willing


А major geo-political realignment is taking place between the US, Russia and Turkey. While NATO used Turkey to ‘defend’ Europe’s so-called southern flank (by threatening Russia’s southern flank), the European Union led Turkey on…

Assessment of Putin-Erdogan Meeting: Now We’re Talking


The meeting that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin held with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Saint Petersburg has nearly attracted as much media attention as the Rio Olympics. Erdogan arrived in…

‘Mind Your Own Businesses’, Erdogan Trolls the West


A number of Turkish top officials as well as politicians from almost all parties can today be seen trolling the West for its perceived inability or unwillingness to see a ‘strong’ Turkey under Erdogan’s leadership, arguing further…

Graham E. Fuller Where Were You on the Night of July 15?


Much has been written on the July 15 failed coup attempt in Turkey. The Erdogan government has pointed to the exiled Fethullah Gülen sitting in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, and formally requested his extradition to face charges…

Why Washington is Terrified by the Prospects of the Upcoming Putin-Erdogan Meeting


It’s been announced that Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan will go to St. Petersburg to hold a personal meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin this Tuesday. According to Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov…

Turkey: Yet Another CIA Operation Uncovered by Journalists


Non-corporate media sources have recently uncovered yet another CIA operation that shocks even experienced analysts because of Washington’s blatant confidence that its criminal actions in different regions of the world will go…

Anti-US Populism Increases in Turkey as it Engages the US in a ‘War of Words’


Never have the US-Turkey relations been at such a low ebb as today due to the alleged US involvement in the (failed) coup attempt. Despite the fact that Turkey is a member of NATO…

The Failed Coup in Turkey – the Region Faces New Realities


Hardly had the failed coup attempt come to an end when numerous facts emerged that allow us to make far-reaching conclusions on the new realities that have formed in the region. First, for example…

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