Turkey

Trump’s record on Israel is not as people tend to think – opinion

As an elected official with many family members living in Israel, I’m occasionally asked by family members, friends, constituents – and especially my fellow Israeli-Americans or Jewish-Americans with close ties to Israel – why I don’t support Donald Trump. I hear comments about Trump deserving Jewish and Israeli-American support because …

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Turkey' fears further downward spiral in relations with Saudi Arabia

“We have been spiraling deep down the rabbit hole since the Syrian civil war started in 2011,” a senior bureaucrat working for the security establishment told Al-Monitor. “We tried to mend bridges with Saudi Arabia, hoping to isolate Abu Dhabi — hoping that when the embargo against Qatar ends, we …

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Why Israel must stand with Armenia – opinion

The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict has once again come to violent confrontations between Azeris and Armenians over the hotly contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. The semi-autonomous area has been in dispute since the fall of the Soviet Union, with periods of lasting ceasefire in between, but Turkey’s expansionist and aggressive policies have likely sparked …

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Erdogan’s Wars… From Libya to Armenia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s covetous ambitions are various. From seeking gas in the Mediterranean and the “Blue Nation” lie, to his aspirations for Libya’s oil crescent, his intervention in the Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh, coveting Azerbaijan’s oil, and his adventures in Iraq and Syria, his greed has led him …

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War in the Caucasus: Canada suspends drone technology export to Turkey

NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg was in Turkey on Monday; There is no shortage of conflicts in which the NATO member is significantly involved: Syria, the eastern Mediterranean, Libya and now Nagorno-Karabakh – Turkish war equipment, soldiers and mercenaries are involved everywhere, who aggressively promote the national interest with acts of …

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