Tag "Turkey"

Syrian War Report – February 27, 2017: Intense Clashes Between Syrian Forces And Turkish Proxies In Tadef

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-february-27-2017-intense-clashes-between-syrian-fores-and-turkish-proxies-in-tadef/   If you’re able, and if you like our content and approach, please support the project. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help: PayPal: southfront@list.ru or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront Clashes between militant groups involved in the Turkish Operation Euphrates Shield and the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces have been ongoing in the town of Tadef located directly south of al-Bab since Sunday. Last weekend, the Tiger Forces made

Syrian War Report – February 20, 2017: Turkey Further Pushes Its Plan For Raqqah Offensive

Syrian War Report – February 20, 2017: Turkey Further Pushes Its Plan For Raqqah Offensive     Pro-Turkish militants and the Turkish army have still been facing difficulties in breaking ISIS defenses around al-Bab. Turkey-led forces have failed to seize Qabasin and Bzaah, and retreated from almost all areas seized inside al-Bab. Intense fighting is ongoing. Meanwhile, the Syrian army, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, continued its operation against

Death of Geneva format, new format for the Syrian conflict resolution, facts in the murder of Russia’s Ambassador, by Scott Humor and Baaz

Death of Geneva format, new format for resolving the Syrian conflict, more facts in the murder of Russia’s Ambassador. Russia, Iran, Turkey: countries who are deciding the future of Syria. New format for resolving the Syrian conflict has been established on Tuesday. The US has been pushed out of the Middle East and has lost most of its influence despite of its military presence in Iraq. Ankara took the role

A few initial short thoughts on the murder of the Russian Ambassador to Ankara

Okay, so tonight we have the name of the assassin, it is Mevlut Mert Aydintas, a 22 year old policeman who had been recently fired following the anti-Gulenist crackdown of Erdogan against the forces which had attempted to overthrow him recently. We also have a very useful video of the murder. That video of the attack also shows something very important: the only shots fired are those fired by the

The Choice: Repent or Betray?

by bell_moscow translated by Vox Populi Evo Investigation by journalists of German newspaper “Contra Magazin” give some food for thought. The title of the article “Relations between Russia and Turkey: Is Ankara playing a double game?” is quite transparent. Another investigation sheds light on connections between Turkish establishment with “Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People”, organization with extremist leanings. Despite that chilly period in Russo-Turkish relations has seemingly come to

Who is behind an air strike that killed three Turkish soldiers in Al-Bab Syria, by Scott Humor

A year after the downing of a Russian jet over Syria, another false flag attack. This time against Turkish servicemen. An astute analyses from RoSsi BaRBeRa Situation/Update Briefing There’s still very little known about this incident. However, according to the Turkish General staff, today at 03:30 in the morning, an attack allegedly by the Syrian air force in al-Bab killed three Turkish soldiers and injured 10 people. No harsh words

The World SITREP October 16, 2016 by BAAZ

Quote of the week from our author “No loyal American worth his salt would ever question the basic goodness of dropping bombs on foreigners. Any foreigners (the darker the better), any time, any kind of bombs (the bigger the better), no valid reason required. ” Jeff J. Brown Miracle of the week Russian bombers perform flight to stratosphere Russian Eastern Military District Sukhoi Su-34 pilot crews have performed flights to the

Russian elections SITREP September 18, 2016 by Scott Humor

The upcoming Russian parliamentary elections President Putin made an appeal to the citizens of Russia to come out and vote. Considering that he is our commander-in-chief, his words are the command for all. In terms of getting familiar with the political parties in Russia, I recommend this basic outline of the major political parties in the following article in RI translation: Duma Elections 2016: Putin Majority Will Win, Liberals Won’t

Europe Germany Turkey September 2016 SITREP by C.

Western “Culture” is a Cult of Death / Some thoughts on BREXIT and Coup in Turkey / Translation: Interview with Green Youth spokesperson I have been meaning to write an article for a very long time now. But whenever I sat down to actually do it, it did not work. It sort of feels like a rotten tooth. You know it needs to get out. It hurts while it’s still

Erdogan Calls Putin as Russia Seethes at Turkey’s Syrian Incursion

Note by the Saker: I have to admit that I still am rather puzzled by the Turkish “invasion” of Syria.  There are several hypotheses about what the Turks are really up to and what their real goal is.  Since my friends Alexander Mercouris and Mark Sleboda seem to have a much better understanding of what is happening than I, I submit to your attention their analysis rather than to exposes

Putin, Erdogan hold joint press conference in St. Petersburg (FULL VIDEO)

Putin, Erdogan hold joint press conference in St. Petersburg (FULL VIDEO)   Streamed live Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are holding a joint news conference in St. Petersburg following their meeting. Items for discussion on the agenda were expected to include economic projects and the settlement of the Syrian crisis. Erdogan is on his first foreign visit since the attempted military coup in Turkey.

Russia SITREP July 31, 2016 Updated by Scott

Russia In response to the US and Israel shooting down Russian jet and recently shooting down the helicopter, Russia’s long range bombers bombed the US and UK training camps for ISIS terrorists on the border with Jordan.  Prior, these camps weren’t targeted by Russia per agreement with the US. Interesting to note that the first time Russia bombed the training camps on June 16th, after that Germany and the US

Major developments in Syria and Turkey

This article has been written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/syria-and-the-coup-in-turkey/ This week has been marked by two major events: the USA and Russia agreed to a common plan for military coordination in Syria and the failed coup in Turkey has been followed by a massive purge of the Turkish elites. Syria: The Russians had really no option but to accept to work with the USA in Syria. They way in

Akhmed Chataev: An inconvenient “fighter against Russia”

 Original by Boris Rozhin (Colonel Cassad); abridged translation by J.Hawk submitted by SouthFront: https://southfront.org/akhmed-chataev-an-inconvenient-fighter-against-russia/ It’s like it’s a holiday of some sort. The main suspect in organizing the Ataturk Airport attack is a Chechen militant by the name of Akhmed Chataev whose biography will simply knock your socks off. The fact that some particularly stubborn types hurried to find a “Russian trail” happened largely because they did not bother to

Turkey on the ropes

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/turkey-on-the-ropes/ This has been an amazing week which saw the first clear sign of the collapse of the EU and Turkish President Erdogan presenting his excuses to Russia for the downing of a Russian SU-24 over Syria 7 month ago. While the latter event was largely eclipsed by the former, it might be the sign of something even more dramatic taking place:

The World SITREP June 4th, 2016 by Baaz

Russia Crimea Kerch Strait Bridge FYI: Orthodox Christian channel with many videos in English Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges joins RT America History of the Soviet Union and Armenia. Bravery ..about which we don’t read often. The Remarkable Acts of Heroism of Shavarsh Karapetyan   Amazing drone flyby: Aerial view of Mount Athos, the ‘Holy Mountain’ of Orthodox Christianity Russian Kalmykia: The Monk’s White Path Follow the monks’ white path through the unending plains

Amazing scene in the Turkish Parliament

A Kurdish MP from Ferhat Encu has openly defined the regime in Ankara and denied the legitimacy of the Turkish presence in Kurdistan.  For that he was attacked by Turkish MP who threatened to shoot him on the spot.  Listen for yourself: As for the Turkish Parliament, it starts to look like the Ukrainian one: Frankly, it is about time the all those who had to suffer from the Turkish

World SITREP May 5th, 2016 by Baaz

Russia President Putin and Prime Minister Medvedev attend Orthodox Easter Liturgy Mass in Moscow Chechen special forces in Arctic military drills (GoPro & drone footage) Chechen special forces on an expedition in the Arctic for military drills. The troops parachuted from an Ilyushin IL-76 from a height of 2,000 meters (6,561 ft), and then ‘attacked’ an enemy camp. Russian new Anti-Aircrafts defense system S-500 SAM Moscow wants Turkey to return

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