Sweden populist leader reported to cops for handing out ‘Sweden is Full’ flyers in Turkey

Sweden populist leader reported to cops for handing out ‘Sweden is Full’ flyers in Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, March 8, 2020 The populist leader of the Sweden Democrat (SD) party was referred to police after he handed out flyers in Turkey proclaiming “Sweden is Full.” Jimmie Åkesson was reported to police by Swedish attorney Behrang Eslami for allegedly inciting hate by distributing the flyers near Turkey’s border with Greece, where […]

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Europe with open borders as crisis builds in Syria

FPI / February 21, 2020 By Paul Crespo Shortly after Turkey suffered its worst single-day military casualties at the hands of Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Idlib last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan publicly stated he was opening Turkey’s borders to Syrian refugees fleeing into Europe. “We opened the doors. The flow of migrants may […]

U.S. supports Greece’s rise as Turkey warms to Russia

U.S. supports Greece’s rise as Turkey warms to Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, February 10, 2020 As NATO member Turkey grows increasingly authoritarian — and moves closer to Russia — its long-time rival and fellow NATO member Greece is bolstering its Mediterranean presence and role in the Western alliance. Part of that increased presence involves joint naval maneuvers with France and strengthening its strategic partnership […]

Turkey’s Erdogan warns NATO allies he will return captured ISIS terrorists

Turkey’s Erdogan warns NATO allies he will return captured ISIS terrorists

by WorldTribune Staff, November 5, 2019 The administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned its European NATO allies that it is set to send thousands of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists who were captured in Syria back to their countries of origin. “We are not going to keep them until the end of time,” […]

Rep. Ilhan Omar financial links to Turkey’s Erdogan raise eyebrows

Rep. Ilhan Omar financial links to Turkey’s Erdogan raise eyebrows

by WorldTribune Staff, November 3, 2019 Socialist Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s campaign has received $1,500 from the co-chairman of a Turkish-American advocacy group that is closely linked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Federal Elections Commission records show. Critics note that the contribution to Omar’s campaign last month came amid votes she cast supporting Turkish […]

Syria: Trump declares ‘great outcome’

Syria: Trump declares ‘great outcome’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2019 Turkey has agreed to end its military operation against U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria and the U.S. is lifting sanctions it had imposed on Turkey, President Donald Trump said on Oct. 23. “Today’s announcement validates our course of action with Turkey that only a couple of weeks ago was scorned,” […]

Graham shifts on Syria: President Trump ‘thinking outside the box’

Graham shifts on Syria: President Trump ‘thinking outside the box’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 21, 2019 One of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria appears to have changed his stance. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he now believes “historic solutions” are possible. Speaking with Fox News on Oct. 20, the South Carolina Republican said a conversation […]

U.S. to shift withdrawn forces from Syria to Iraq

U.S. to shift withdrawn forces from Syria to Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, October 20, 2019 American troops being withdrawn from northern Syria will be moved to western Iraq to continue the fight against Islamic State (ISIS), U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. “The U.S. withdrawal continues apace from northeastern Syria… we’re talking weeks not days,” Esper told reporters. “The current game plan is for […]

Trump to Erdogan: ‘You can make a great deal … don’t be a fool’; U.S. secures Turkey-Kurds ceasefire

Trump to Erdogan: ‘You can make a great deal … don’t be a fool’; U.S. secures Turkey-Kurds ceasefire

by WorldTribune Staff, October 17, 2019 The U.S. has brokered a ceasefire agreement between Turkey and the Kurds after President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Following a meeting with Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced terms of […]

Fight over Syria rages here and there: Pro-military analysts endorse withdrawal

Fight over Syria rages here and there: Pro-military analysts endorse withdrawal

by WorldTribune Staff, October 15, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump, in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria. Vice President Mike Pence said Trump had been stern with Erdogan on the phone and the vice president said he would soon travel to the region in an […]

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