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Ilhan Omar: U.S. Strategy in Syria Taking ‘Cues’ from Russia, Turkey, Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy to resolve the Syrian conflict is taking “cues” from Russia, Turkey, and Israel, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) argued during a House panel hearing Wednesday without acknowledging that the three countries stand on opposing sides of the more than eight-year-old war.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks at the America Welcomes Event with a Statue Of Liberty Replica Shows Solidarity With Immigrants & Refugees at Union Station on May 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

Turkey Braces for U.S. Sanctions over Purchase of Russian Missiles

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday his country is prepared to face U.S. sanctions for proceeding with its controversial purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles while continuing to argue Turkey is not threatening American or NATO security by acquiring the Russian weapons.

Russia, St. Petersburg : 2834528 04/28/2016 S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems roll through Palace Square in St. Petersburg during Victory Day Parade rehearsal. Alexei Danichev/Sputnik

Turkish Pro-Erdogan Editor: Saudis and UAE Are ‘Hitmen of the Crusaders’ Hired to Kill Iran

Pundit Ibrahim Karagul of Turkey’s Yeni Safak, whose column titles are often longer than entire editorials penned by more sedate writers, delivered a lively presentation of the Turkish ruling party’s view of the Iran crisis with his Friday broadside: “U.S. Won’t Attack Iran, It Will Start a New Arab-Persian War. Two Crown Princes, Two Countries: They Became Hitmen of the Crusaders. But the Big Trap Is Set Against Saudi Arabia.”

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Kanter’s NBA Dream Could Trigger Diplomatic Crisis

If the Portland Trail Blazers manage to battle back to defeat the mighty Golden State Warriors and reach the NBA Finals, there is a good chance that Enes Kanter will have had something to do with it.

Enes Kanter

Turkey Orders Redo of Istanbul Mayor’s Election After Erdogan Loses

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrated his government on Tuesday forcing Istanbul to host a do-over of the March 31 mayoral election after secularist opposition candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu won the race against Erdogan’s former foreign minister.

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Turkey: U.S. Religious Freedom Report Fails to ‘Fight Islamophobia’

Turkey repudiated the annual report issued by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Wednesday for identifying Ankara as a “deeply troubling” violator against Christians, Jews, followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, and other minorities.

Turkish President and leader of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the crowd during his party's parliamentary group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (GNAT) in Ankara, on October 02, 2018. (Photo by ADEM ALTAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty …

Turkey Scolds French Commemoration of Armenian Genocide

The French decision to mark April 24 as a day of commemoration for the Armenian genocide has been attacked in Turkey, with the government saying France should “look at its own dark history” before remembering the slaughter of Armenians.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was in Iraq to warn Iraqi and Kurdish leaders against next month's independence referendum in the country's Kurdish region

Erdogan Meets Putin for Syria, Missile Sale Talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Moscow on Monday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discuss the increasingly close economic and strategic partnership between their countries.

Erdogan juggles Moscow, Washington over Russia missile deal