Bashar al-Assad

Syria minister calls Turkey main terrorism sponsor in region – AP

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister accused Turkey on Saturday of being “one of the main sponsors of terror” in his country and the region, and said it is guilty of “a war crime and a crime against humanity” for cutting water to more than a dozen towns that resisted Turkish occupation. In unusually …

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The State Department has a Turkey problem – Washington Examiner

By any reasonable metric, Turkey is a rogue regime. Put aside the 46-year occupation of northern Cyprus with its ethnic cleansing and open theft of resources. Ignore also the ethnic cleansing of Turkey’s own Kurdish population. The world rightly condemned Syrian President Bashar Assad for his deliberate targeting of civilian neighborhoods in Aleppo, but the …

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The Next Global Flash Point – New York Times – Opinion

In the Eastern Mediterranean, the West has retreated. That leaves Turkey and Russia to fill the vacuum. PARIS — While many American foreign policymakers are focused on China and the South China Sea, some should take a closer look at Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean, which could be the next geopolitical flash point for Europe …

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Syrian army enters key town as Turkey beefs up its troops – AP

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops entered a strategic town in the country’s last rebel stronghold Thursday after fierce clashes with opposition fighters, even as Turkey sent reinforcements seeking to curtail the offensive, Syrian state media reported. The push by President Bashar Assad’s forces into towns and villages in the northwestern Idlib province has caused …

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