Category Archives: NATO

Erdogan advisor threatens Greek officials not to set foot on Imia

In a further escalation of tensions in the Aegean, a chief advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a direct threat to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, his ministers and other Greek officials not to set foot on … Continue reading

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Ο Ερντογάν δεν “καθάρισε” τους Κούρδους στην Αφρίν: Η προδοσία του Τραμπ και του Πούτιν…

Του ΜΙΧΑΛΗ ΙΓΝΑΤΙΟΥ Μερικά πράγματα δεν είναι όπως τα παρουσιάζει η προπαγάνδα και ειδικά η τουρκική, η οποία αποκαλύπτεται εύκολα διότι εργάζεται και γίνεται με ένα εντελώς ερασιτεχνικό τρόπο. Η εισβολή στη Συρία για να κτυπηθούν οι Κούρδοι αντάρτες του … Continue reading

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Turkey Parliament Speaker calls offensive against Syria Kurds “jihad”

The Speaker of Turkey’s National Assembly on Saturday described a now week-long military offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria’s Afrin as “jihad.” Speaker Ismail Kahraman’s use of the Islamic definition of “holy war” came amid rising religious rhetoric … Continue reading

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Turkey and U.S. Enter Most Important Crisis in Recent Memory

by Soner Cagaptay Even if Erdogan strikes a deal to keep the crisis from boiling over, Washington has shown him that there are limits to U.S. tolerance of his authoritarian balancing act. On Sunday, the U.S. embassy announced the suspension … Continue reading

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Τα έωλα επιχειρήματα για την Τουρκία: Ο ανερμάτιστος Stavridis και η συμβατική σοφία των ατλαντιστών

Του Μάριου Ευρυβιάδη Για πρώτη φορά μετά την τουρκική εισβολή του 1974 η «ατλαντική Τουρκία» του ΝΑΤΟ, ο «μεγάλος και πιστός σύμμαχος» των ΗΠΑ και του Ισραήλ, υποφέρει από αρνητική δημοσιότητα στην Αμερική. Και επιστρατεύονται όλοι οι πολιτικά και οικονομικά … Continue reading

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Turkey Is Behaving like an Enemy Now

by Michael J. Totten Turkey, along with the American-Turkish relationship, is going so far off the rails so quickly right now that there’s no chance you’re aware of everything that’s going on unless you track it professionally or get Google … Continue reading

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The American Alliance With Turkey Was Built On a Myth

by Steven A. Cook This week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushed the U.S.-Turkey relationship from bad to worse. On Tuesday, he claimed that “spies” had infiltrated U.S. missions in Turkey and said that Turkey didn’t consider the U.S. ambassador … Continue reading

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Saving NATO from Turkey

by Daniel Pipes Member states must break with Erdogan’s Islamic extremism The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, known as NATO, faces an existential problem. No, it’s not about getting member states to fulfill agreed-upon spending levels on defense. Or finding a … Continue reading

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Turkey faces a fateful choice

By Frida Ghitis The affronts keep coming, one after the other. With every passing day, Turkey, which professes to be a U.S. ally, is acting more like an enemy than a friend. Washington-Ankara relations are in a deep crisis. And … Continue reading

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Turkey Needs to Practice in Turkey What It Preaches in Cyprus

by Kyriacos Kyriakides The Turkish Cypriots are sort of like the “Kurds” of Cyprus — with the emphasis on the sort of. Like the Kurds in Turkey, the Turkish Cypriots are a sizeable minority in Cyprus — and that may be … Continue reading

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