Turkey’s Hour of Reckoning in Syria Melkulangara Bhadrakumar

29 November 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

During a Pentagon briefing last weekend, Secretary of Defence James Mattis dropped a bombshell by innocuously slipping in that the US military intends to set up a string of observation posts on the Syrian-Turkish border. Mattis implied that Turkey was on board and that the idea was for the two militaries to jointly prevent any terrorist threats to the US’ NATO ally emanating out of Syrian territories.

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Saudi Regime Survives but Enters the Time of Troubles By Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

6 November 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

In a sensational disclosure quoting “intelligence sources”, former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer wrote in the Financial Review newspaper on Sunday that the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered on October 2 in Turkey was far from a “bleeding heart liberal” but was a seasoned intelligence agent and a sympathizer of the Muslim Brotherhood working on regime change in his country.

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Khashoggi, Erdogan and the Truth By Craig Murray

25 October 2018 — Craig Murray

The Turkish account of the murder of Khashoggi given by President Erdogan is true, in every detail. Audio and video evidence exists and has been widely shared with world intelligence agencies, including the US, UK, Russia and Germany, and others which have a relationship with Turkey or are seen as influential. That is why, despite their desperate desire to do so, no Western country has been able to maintain support for Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. I have not seen the video from inside the consulate, but have been shown stills which may be from a video. The most important thing to say is that they are not from a fixed position camera and appear at first sight consistent with the idea they are taken by a device brought in by the victim. I was only shown them briefly. I have not heard the audio recording.

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Killing Jamal Khashoggi Was Easy. Explaining It Is Much Harder By Philip M. Giraldi

18 October 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Killing Jamal Khashoggi Was Easy. Explaining It Is Much Harder

Getting to the bottom of the Jamal Khashoggi disappearance is a bit like peeling an onion. It is known that Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd to get a document that would enable him to marry a Turkish woman. It is also known, from surveillance cameras situated outside the building, that he never came out walking the same way he entered. The presumption is that he was either killed inside or abducted, though the abduction theory would have to be based on a Consulate vehicle leaving the building with him presumably concealed inside, something that has not been confirmed by the Turks.

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Neo-Ottomanism Surges in Middle East Politics By Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

15 October 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The fate of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hangs in the balance. The common perception is that everything depends on which way President Donald Trump moves – go by his own preference to bury the scandal over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance or give in to the rising demand that Saudi-American relations can no longer be business as usual. Trump’s mood swing suggests he is dithering.

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Washington is Determined to Bring Ankara to Heel By Martin Berger

5 October 2018 — NEO

Over the last six decades, Turkey and the United States have grown into strategic partners and NATO allies. Both countries wouldfaced similarchallenges bothduring the days of theCold War and after them. However, in spite ofthe fact that Turkey and the United States remain a pivotal component of the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations, it won’t be an exaggeration to state that their relations have seen better times.

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US-Turkey Clash in Northern Syria. Turkey’s “Operation Olive Branch”: Selected Articles

23 January 2018 — Global Research

Ankara is militarizing the Afrin district of Syria with operation code-named “Olive Branch” to establish a “safe zone” along the Turkish-Syrian border. The district is controlled by US-backed People’s Protection Units (YPG) which are allegedly the target of the Turkish forces in the region. 

Will this invasion mount up the existential crisis in the Middle East? 

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The Pentagon’s New Syria War Plan: Selected Articles

18 January 2018 — Global Research

Syrian Air Defense Ready to Destroy Turkish Warplanes If They Attack Afrin – Deputy FM

By South Front, January 18, 2018

Syria’s Air Defense Forces are ready to react to any Turkish hostile action in Afrin and the Damascus government will consider the Turkish military operation there as an act of aggression, deputy foreign minister Faisal Meqdad told reporters on January 18, according to the state-run news agency SANA. Continue reading

The Pentagon’s New Syria War Plan: Selected Articles

18 January 2018 — Global Research

Syrian Air Defense Ready to Destroy Turkish Warplanes If They Attack Afrin – Deputy FM

By South Front, January 18, 2018

Syria’s Air Defense Forces are ready to react to any Turkish hostile action in Afrin and the Damascus government will consider the Turkish military operation there as an act of aggression, deputy foreign minister Faisal Meqdad told reporters on January 18, according to the state-run news agency SANA. Continue reading