Last year, NATO conducted a military drill in which Erdoğan was depicted as “the enemy”, leading a country intended to resemble Turkey in all but name. In response, Turkey decided to withdraw its troops from the joint NATO drill. Reports say that the incident took place a week before the drill’s end. It started on […]
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According to the New York Times, the US is spending over one million dollars on building detention facilities in Syria. These facilities are guarded by the PKK’s Syrian offshoot, the YPG, and are holding thousands accused of belonging to Da’esh, including 400 people from more than three dozen countries (and their family members). The suspects […]
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The YPG lost Afrin, probably for good. Their defences collapsed as Turkish troops advanced, killing over 3000 YPG and regime militiamen – militiamen sent in an attempt to discourage the Turkish army. In Manbij, this had worked; regime troops and US forces ostentatiously flew their flags to discourage Turkey from pushing forward. It didn’t work […]
Trump recently dismissed Gary Cohn, his top economic adviser. Cohn had long disagreed with Trump, from issues such as his muted response to the “Unite the Right” violence waged in his name to steel tariffs. Shortly after Cohn was fired, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was gone too. Tillerson had done himself few favours either. […]
A snuffling, spluttering Donald Trump recently took to the stage to proclaim that he would transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Slurring his words as he talked about “Ishrael” and the “United Shtatesh of America”, Trump still managed to find the nerve to punctuate disregard for the Muslim world with the hollow […]