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Turkey Threatens Military Operation in Syrian Kurdish Areas

Turkey will mount a military operation in northeast Syria, it said on Saturday, after accusing Washington of not doing enough to expel Syrian Kurdish fighters from its border. The air and ground operation east of the Euphrates river in Syria could start at any time, President Tayyip Erdogan said.

Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a third anniversary commemoration rally at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul on July 15, 2019. - Turkey commemorates, on July 15, 2019 the third anniversary of a coup attempt which was followed by a series of purges in the public sector and …

Turkey Ready to Snub U.S., NATO Allies and Buy Russian Warplanes

Turkey and Russia have begun talks aimed at letting the former buy Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-57 fighter jets from Russia in a direct snub to the the Trump administration which nixed a deal that would’ve allowed NATO-ally Ankara to add the new F-35 Lightning II to its combat aircraft fleet.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (3rd R) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan (4th L) inspect Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter during the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Salon opening ceremony in Zhukovsky outside Moscow on August 27, 2019. (Photo by Maxim SHIPENKOV / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read …

Turkey Renames Street of U.S. Embassy After Malcolm X

Officials in the Turkish capital of Ankara have renamed the street where the United States embassy will soon be located after the black nationalist leader Malcolm X, in what appears to be another rebuke of the Trump administration. 

Ankara city council decided last month to change the name to Malcolm X Street

Report: U.S.-Allied Kurdish YPG Wants Dialogue with Turkey

The U.S.-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria are ready for dialogue with Turkey, which has demanded their removal despite their key role in fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), a spokesperson for the militia group declared Thursday.

Members of the People's Protection Units (YPG), part of the of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), gather in eastern Syria on September 11, 2018