Category Archive: Turkey

Feb 14 2015

Valentines Day and Never Ending Wars

Syria ** Iraq ** Pakistan ** Afghanistan ** Venezuela ** Ukraine ** Russia

Obama has requested an authorization for war on ISIS  in Iraq and Syria.     While Congress is gearing up to talk about it, the U.S. is already bombing there daily.  We have several hundred ‘advisors’ on the ground, who admit to …

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Nov 05 2014

Kobane and The Middle East Shell Game

The news about the US in the Middle East has been focused almost exclusively on the fight in Kobane for weeks.   There has been a lot of conjecture in the papers about whether the rebels can be trained, whether they are moderate, whether they can fight, whether they exist at all separate from ISIS and …

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Oct 30 2014

Serena Shim on Turkey

Serena Shim, a Lebanese American, reported for Press TV on the Syrian militants in Turkey.  . Her death, last week in a car crash in Turkey.  raised some serious questions.    Because Turkish Intelligence recently threatened to put her in prison, some believe that she was murdered, either by Turkish Intelligence or the CIA which …

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Oct 21 2014

Turkey Struggling with Shifting Plans in Syria

President Erdogan of Turkey has, under extreme US pressure, allowed Iraqi Kurds into Syria to fight with the PYD (Syrian Kurds) for the city of Kobane.   The international press has been following the desperate fight in Kobane with intense interest for the last few weeks, though most of the population has abandoned the city some …

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Oct 08 2014

Numbers Don’t Add Up for Kobane

We have been hearing about the Kurds battling ISIS for control of a town named Kobanè for more than a week. After reading that 100,000, 200,000 or more refugees had fled the area to Turkey, I looked up Kobanè online and found it to be a city of 45,000. That was a week ago, and …

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Sep 18 2014

Turkey and the New Middle East

A couple of months ago when I first returned from being an Election Observer in Syria, the sense of the people there, that victory was near, and that they would soon be rebuilding, was brutally crushed by the news of ISIS flooding into Iraq where they obtained new resources, US Weapons and Iraqi cash, and …

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Sep 16 2014

Turkey: No Strikes on ISIS from Our Territory

In March of this year, a recording was leaked of a conversation between some high level Turkish officials including Ahmet Davutoglu (current Prime Minister of Turkey), Hakan Fidan (Head of Turkish Intelligence), Feridun Sinirlioglu (Turkish Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs), and Yasar Guler (Deputy Chief of the Turkish Military Staff),    The recordings were posted …

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Sep 11 2014

US Ambassador Visited Al Nusra/FSA Hostages in March

A report from my friend Lilly Martin in Latakia:

I bring to your attention a very serious bit of information about the 24 elderly Syrian Christians kidnapped in March 2014 from their homes in Kassab, a Syrian town on the Turkish border with a predominantly Armenian Christian population.   The destruction and occupation of Kassab began at …

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Apr 15 2014

Women of the Silk Road

Women of the Silk Road  

In Real Life and Popular Imagination  

@ The Gandhi House 929 South Plymouth Avenue Rochester, NY

7 pm, Wednesdays, May 7th, 14th, 21st

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