Cornered ISIS leader died ‘whimpering’; Trump credits special forces Iraq, Syria, Russia, Turkey

Cornered ISIS leader died ‘whimpering’; Trump credits special forces Iraq, Syria, Russia, Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 27, 2019 After “running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way,” Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated his own suicide vest, killing himself and his three children as U.S. Special Forces closed in, President Donald Trump said on Oct. 27. “He died like a […]

Turkey, Israel exchange verbal fire after dozens killed at Gaza border

Turkey, Israel exchange verbal fire after dozens killed at Gaza border

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2018 Turkey and Israel engaged in a war of words following deadly riots on the Israel-Gaza border on May 14, the same day the United States formally moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said “Islamic countries should without fail review their relations with Israel.” […]

Budding nuclear power Turkey casts a darkening shadow over Middle East

Budding nuclear power Turkey casts a darkening shadow over Middle East

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Turkey is rapidly developing into a threat to peace and stability in the Middle East. The regime of President [formerly Prime Minister] Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP Justice and Development Party are increasingly authoritarian. Their effort to obtain nuclear power with its military offshoots would make it […]

Iraq announces ‘end of the war’ against ISIS; Jihadists dispersed into Syria, Turkey

Iraq announces ‘end of the war’ against ISIS; Jihadists dispersed into Syria, Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2017 Iraq’s prime minister on Dec. 9 announced the “end of the war against Daesh (Islamic State).” Haidar al-Abadi said Iraqi troops have “gained full control on the Iraqi-Syrian borders.” “Our enemy wanted to kill our civilization, but we have won through our unity and our determination. We have triumphed […]

Assad’s forces advance north toward rebels backed by U.S., Turkey, Gulf states

Assad’s forces advance north toward rebels backed by U.S., Turkey, Gulf states

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2017 Syrian forces backed by Russia, Iran and Hizbullah seized several villages from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) on Jan. 22 as they advanced closer to Turkish-backed rebels in the country’s north. President Bashar Assad’s army and its allies captured the villages of Sora, Moran, Surja al-Saghira and […]

Russia, Turkey, Iran see zones of influence in Syria with Assad temporarily remaining in power

Russia, Turkey, Iran see zones of influence in Syria with Assad temporarily remaining in power

by WorldTribune Staff, December 29, 2016 Syria would be divided into zones of regional power and President Bashar Assad would be allowed to remain in control under a “compromise” agreement worked out by Russia, Turkey and Iran. Under the deal, the new federal structure in Syria would be controlled by Assad’s Alawite sect. Assad’s powers […]

Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Turkey, once a staunch NATO ally, enters uncharted waters under strongman Erdogan

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — A vital American ally has gone geopolitically adrift in the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup, and the subsequent crackdown on all forms of domestic political dissent by the strongman ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The bloody coup in which hundreds died, nonetheless served as a tragic […]

Israel’s Netanyahu scores with diplomatic initiatives in Africa and with Egypt, Turkey

Israel’s Netanyahu scores with diplomatic initiatives in Africa and with Egypt, Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2016 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led “the most right-wing government in Israeli history” to a trio of stunning diplomatic successes. Analysts say Netanyahu continues to prove the conventional wisdom wrong after his “triumphant” tour of Africa, warming of relations and increased security cooperation with Egypt and the restoration of […]

Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia

Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Turkey’s President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko by the end of June 2016 had embarked on a further escalation of their confrontation with Russia through the sponsorship of jihadism on the Crimean Peninsula. This campaign is […]

Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

By Alexander Maistrovoy, Freepressers.com Political commentaries about the events in the Middle East resemble mythological plots written by an experienced censor. Myth doesn’t need facts. It adjusts the facts to its own paradigm. And ideological mythology is not an exception. Western journalists’ commentaries on Middle East problems, give me a sense of deja vu. It feels […]