Category: Turkey

Western allies & Israel continue to support al-Qaeda rebels

Amply documented the Al Nusrah rebels are in possession of chemical weapons. In an unusual twist, An August 9, 2013 UPI report intimates that the Al Qaeda affiliated Al Nusrah rebels rather than the Syrian government constitute a threat to the security of Israel, an absurd proposition. And that Israel, so to speak, fears that […]

US: Turkey’s spymaster plots own course on Syria

On a rainy May day, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan led two of his closest advisers into the Oval Office for what both sides knew would be a difficult meeting. It was the first face-to-face between Mr. Erdogan and President Barack Obama in almost a year. Mr. Obama delivered what U.S. officials describe as […]

Turkish students confront SNC/FSA at Istanbul University

“We are well aware of Syria through the eyes of the opposition” Following the introduction of the speakers stood up and a student in his speech, “the blood is in the hands of the speakers here today (SNC). Idea Clubs Federation We stand up to these people all over the country. I am a student […]

Assad says Turkey will pay for backing Syria opposition

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told Turkey it will pay a heavy price for backing rebels fighting to oust him, accusing it of harbouring “terrorists” along its border who, he said, would soon turn on their hosts. In an interview with Turkey’s Halk TV due to be broadcast later on Friday, Assad called Turkish Prime […]

Chinese firm under U.S. sanctions wins Turkish missile deal

NATO member Turkey announced on Thursday it had agreed a $4 billion co-production deal for a long-range air and missile defense system with a Chinese firm hit by U.S. sanctions, rejecting rival bids from Russian, U.S. and European firms. The decision to take the FD-2000 from China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp (CPMIEC) underlined […]

Militants kill 450 Kurdish civilians in northern Syria

Foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government have killed 450 civilians, including 120 children, in a Kurdish-majority area in northern Syria. According to al-Alam, militants from al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front attacked Tal Abyad district of Raqqa governorate on Monday, killing 330 women and elderly men as well as 120 children. The massacre comes a week after […]

Al-Qaeda militants travel to Syria via Turkey

During the 2½ years of clashes in Syria, there has been constant debate about how Turkey’s borders were crossed. There were reports that Islamic groups going to fight regime of President Bashar al-Assad — first and foremost al-Qaeda, which has supporters in Turkey — were crossing over the Turkish border. Interesting claims To find out […]

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