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Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet leaders in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UK at G20 summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin (AFP photo)Russian President Vladimir Putin is to hold a series of high-profile meetings with Turkish, British and Saudi leaders, among others, as part of his schedule for attending a summit in China in early Septembe...

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter calls on Turkey to refrain from hitting US-backed Syrian Kurdish militants

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks during a press conference from the Pentagon, August 29, 2016. (AFP photo)US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has called on the Turkish government to stop attacking US-backed factions of Kurdish militants in...

Syria: Turkish Militia clear the city of Jarabulus

(Syria) In order to keep Turkish military casualties to a minimum, the Turks have recruited different Islamic militias to spearhead their advance into Syria in which to put a end to the the Kurds building a homeland. Here is one such group clearing...
by Eye On The World on Aug 29, 2016

US President Barack Obama to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over Syria crisis: Official

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) receives US President Barack Obama for a bilateral meeting as part of the G50 Turkey summit on November 15, 2015 in Antalya. (photos by AFP)US President Barack Obama is set to meet his Turkish counterpart Re...

WAR ON ISIS - Combined Operations in Syria

"Turkish, U.S.  forces launch operation in Syria; Biden calls for Kurds to halt advances" PBS NewsHour 8/24/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Backed by U.S. forces, the Turkish military has launched a major operation inside Syria, sending warplanes and...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 29, 2016

Syria; Turkish Militia clear the city of Jarabulus

(Syria) In order to keep Turkish military casualties to a minimum , the Turks have recruited different Islamic militias to spearhead their advance into Syria in which to put a end to the the Kurds building a homeland  Here is one such group clea...
by Eye On The World on Aug 29, 2016

50 Turkish tanks deployed to Syrian city of Jarablus: Head of Kurdish group

This picture, taken around five kilometers west of the Turkish border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep on August 25, 2016, shows Turkish army tanks standing by to roll over into Syria. (By AFP)The head of a Kurdish group in Syria...

Exploring Cappadocia, the 'land of beautiful horses'

Cave hotels, some the best hamams in Turkey, hot air balloon flights to explore a wonderful lunar landscape... Discover Cappadocia, one of the most unique regions in the world. ...
by ARW Travels on Aug 29, 2016

Separatist Kurds kill soldier in southeast Turkey

Honor guards carry the coffin of a Turkish soldier killed by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the eastern city of Van, during his funeral in Ankara, Turkey, July 11, 2016. (Photo by AP)At least one Turkish soldier has been killed and fiv...

How the Turks are reporting their action inside Syria to the West

Although Turkey’s released infomap on its fifth day of operations in Syria states that civilians are not targeted as part of Euphrates Shield, it has not acknowledged either that over 35 civilians were killed by Turkish airstrikes and artillery in...
by Eye On The World on Aug 29, 2016

Syria: It appears the Turks are using former ISIS Jihadists to fight against the Kurds.

(Syria) The Turks went into Syria after a Kurdish wedding was blown up by ISIS.  Yet for some strange reason they have met very little resistance from ISIS, but they have gone out of their way in which to target the Kurds, who have been fighting...
by Eye On The World on Aug 28, 2016

Syria: Turkish forces start to suffer losses.

(Syria)  When the Turks went into Syria the other day I was a little surprised at how they sent in basic M60A3 tanksTurkish M60A3and not their much better protected Israeli upgraded Sabre Tanks (Which is battle proven against Missile attack)&nbs...
by Eye On The World on Aug 28, 2016

Turkey’s Diyarbakir airport hit in suspected Kurdish rocket attack

File photo of Diyarbakir airportDiyarbakir’s airport has come under rocket fire, sending staff and passengers scrambling for safety in Turkey's main southeastern city.Four missiles were launched at a police checkpoint outside the airports VIP loung...

Turkish PM Binali Yildirim compares Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Ottoman sultan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim shake hands prior to the meeting of 65th Cabinet of Turkey at Presidential Complex in the capital Ankara on May 25, 2016. (Photo by AFP)Turkey’s prime minister ha...

Turkish jets hit civilian homes in Syria: Kurdish-backed group

A Turkish army convoy drives from the border back to their base in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, Turkey, August 27, 2016. © ReutersTurkish air raids have struck civilian homes in a village south of...

Turkish government allows female police officers to wear hijab

The file photo shows Turkish policewomen.For the first time ever, the Turkish government has allowed female police officers to wear a headscarf as part of their uniform.The move aims at helping those policewomen who want to observe the Islamic hijab...

Turkey and Russia ready to expedite Aleppo aid efforts

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C-L) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C-R) (AFP)Turkey and Russia say they are ready to expedite efforts to ensure the timely delivery of humanitarian aid to people caught up in violence in Syria’s...

Germany mulls withdrawal of jets from Turkey air base: Report

A German Tornado jet is pictured in a hangar at Turkey's Incirlik Air Base on January 21, 2016. (AFP)A report says Germany is preparing for the possible removal of its six Tornado reconnaissance jets from Turkey's Incirlik Air Base as Ankara continue...

Turkey opposition leader survives ‘PKK raid’

This handout picture taken and released on August 25, 2016, by the Republican People's Party (CHP) Press Service shows Turkish police officers and security forces protecting CHP's leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu (C) after his convoy was attacked by Kurdish...

The hypocrisy of the Islamic world

(Israel) Over the weekend, the peaceful and democratically elected government in the tiny Islamic statelet of Gaza decided to lob a rocket into Israel. Israel retaliated by striking 5 targets in Gaza in which to send the message - don't mess. 1 perso...
by Eye On The World on Aug 24, 2016


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