Category: Turkey

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Brian Terrell: The United States Air Force at Incirlik, Our National “Black Eye”

The number of overseas US military bases, estimated at more than 800 in some 70 countries, is hard to gauge, given that they often are camouflaged as bases of the host country

Kurdistan Workers’ Party: PKK letter to the American people and President Trump

“We are not guilty of terrorism; we are victims of state terrorism. But we are guilty of defending our people”

Yvo Fitzherbert: The ceasefire that never was: betrayal in Rojava

After being stabbed in the back by the US — twice — the Rojava administration is left with little choice but to turn to Assad in the face of Turkey’s invasion

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Richard Falk: Interpreting Turkey’s Military Operation in Syria

Trump’s diplomacy, as usual, irresponsibly sent the most mixed possible signal to all interested parties

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Juan Cole: “Shameful” Pence Agreement

Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority Leader Chuck Schumer lambasted the pause in fighting by Turkey negotiated by vice president Mike Pence “sham ceasefire”

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Juan Cole: Blaming Victims

Trump attacks Syrian Kurds as “Communists,” “No Angels,” PKK as worse than ISIL

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Patrick Cockburn: Turkey’s Syria invasion rapidly backfiring

Amid global outcry and Kurdish deal with Damascus, Erdogan must now recalculate

Khury Petersen-Smith: The Answer Is Not Endless War

Like millions of others, the Kurds are victims of disastrous U.S. interventions in the region

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Robert Fisk: Trump and Erdogan have much in common

How can the EU stand idly by while Turkey conducts such vile business with the assent of a US administration that is intent on causing chaos?

Ozlem Goner: Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection

The Kurds, in order to escape genocide, had to make a deal

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