Monday, 21 January , 2019

Kurds

Unions and progressives refuse to be intimidated by Turkish state

General secretaries of 14 unions remain defiant after Turkey's ambassador demands they pull out of the Freedom for Ocalan campaign January 15, 2019 TRADE UNIONS and...

Trump warns Erdogan on Syria. Or he provokes him?

The decision by Trump to withdraw US troops from Syria has puzzled everybody. Nobody can be certain about the reasons behind it. One thing...

Lira Slides After Erdogan Refuses To Meet Bolton For Blocking Syria...

by Tyler Durden Jan.01, 2019 Turkish President Erdogan sent the lira sliding on Tuesday when he refused to meet with Trump National Security Advisor John...

‘The Die is Cast’: Regional Powers Make Plans for After US...

04.01.2019 Ever since announcing the withdrawal of US troops from Syria in mid-December, US President Donald Trump has waffled back and forth about the timetable,...

Graham more upbeat on troop withdrawal from Syria after Trump meeting

By Jonathan Landay December 30, 2018 A senior Republican U.S. senator said he emerged from a White House meeting with President Donald Trump on Sunday reassured...

Land Swap between Turkey and Syria?

‘Land swap’ between Turkey & Syria – an option to avoid standoff over Manbij? 29 Dec, 2018 The Kurdish-held city of Manbij is a huge conundrum...

The Game around Syria

Syrian Army ‘raises flag’ in country’s Kurdish province for 1st time since start of civil war 28 Dec, 2018 Damascus says it has deployed troops to...

Trump stages visit to Iraq amid mounting crisis over Syria troop...

By Bill Van Auken 27 December 2018 US President Donald Trump staged a surprise visit to an American airbase in western Iraq Wednesday in what...

“Who Lost Turkey?” – The U.S.-Kurdish Project In Syria Endangers NATO

January 25, 2018 Back in the 1950s the U.S. political sphere was poisoned by a groundless smear campaign against country-experts in the State Department  who...

Trump’s Decision to Leave Syria Was No ‘Surprise’

To say it was impulsive, or that the entire military opposes it, would be grossly misreading the situation. By Mark Perry  December 20, 2018 In 1966, in...