Turkey

Turkey Turns Table On Twitter: "We'll Never Allow Digital Fascism"

Turkey’s pugnacious president has never been shy about taking on foreign and domestic enemies, whether it be currency traders shorting the lira, his own central bank, or big tech companies.  While Twitter and other social media companies have been praised by the MSM for shutting down conservative ‘speech’ in America, some tech giants are being suppressed…

​​​​​​​"It Is Extremely Wrong" – Turkey Bargains Extradition Of Uighurs For China Vaccine

Even though scientists in Brazil have downgraded the efficacy of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, the Turkish Health Ministry this past week granted emergency authorization of it. Mass vaccinations in Turkey began on Thursday, starting with healthcare workers and the elderly population. But to obtain the vaccines, the Turkish government has been accused of bargaining with…

Escobar: Turkey Pivots To The Center Of The New Great Game

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, When it comes to sowing – and profiting – from division, Erdogan’s Turkey is quite the superstar. Under the delightfully named Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), the Trump administration duly slapped sanctions on Ankara for daring to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defence systems. The…

Turkey: From Europe With Love

Authored by Burak Bekdil via The Gatestone Institute, If Turkey’s Islamist strongman, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, spent more sleepless nights the first week of December than he had over his concerns for U.S. sanctions, it was because of the more imminent and potentially punishing European Union sanctions that would take shape at a summit on…

Will Erdogan's Turkey Recreate The Ottoman Empire?

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Under President Erdogan Turkey is being reconfigured from a secular republic to a resurgent neo-Ottoman state, reinforced with a strong religious identity. Turkey is playing an increasingly prominent role in regional affairs not refraining from direct military involvement and setting up military bases across the region. It is also known…

Preparing For War? Greece Increases Military Spending 57% Amid Row With Turkey

Via AlMasdarNews.com, Greece has increased military spending by 57% to 5.5 billion euros, amid increased tension with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean, a new report has revealed. To strengthen their forces, Greece intends to complete the purchase of 18 French-made Rafale fighters, and to acquire new frigates, helicopters and drones. Greece also intends to modernize…

Turkey Pleads For US To Rethink F-35 Program Suspension Before Biden Enters White House

Despite Turkey facing immense Washington pressures over its acquirement and recent successful testing of the S-400 anti-air defense system from Russia, including its prior suspended participation in the F-35 program, President Trump has stopped short of allowing sanctions which have been advocated by Congressional hawks. Critics of the White House have said it’s due to Trump’s…

Turkey Says ‘No Change In US Relationship’ If Biden Wins As Sanctions Threat Looms

From nearly the start of the Trump presidency, US relations with Turkey have spiraled downward over everything from Syria policy (given Turkey’s hatred for the Kurds backed by the US), to the prior detention of Pastor Andrew Brunson, to Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 defense system, to Turkey’s being kicked out of the F-35…

Chicken Kiev Meets Cold Turkey: Black Sea Axis Emerges?

Submitted by South Front, On the face of it, an alliance between Turkey and Ukraine seems like a rather odd creation, yet one that may surprisingly durable simply because neither country has anywhere else to turn. Kiev’s Unrequited Love What practically dooms them to a partnership if not an outright alliance is their unenviable geographic…