Pentagon officials are uncertain as to whether they have the authority to direct U.S. troops to protect the Syrian insurgents who will help create and eventually protect the so-called Islamic State “safe zone” on the Syrian-Turkish border.
The United States and Turkey have crafted a plan to rid a 60-mile-long zone along the Syrian-Turkish border of Islamic State terrorists, an ambitious plan that would result in heavy reliance on Syrian opposition fighters who are generally more concerned with crippling Bashar al-Assad’s regime than with toppling IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) terrorists.
JERUSALEM—Five years after nine Turkish activists were killed in an attempt to break through Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, a vessel attempting the same mission was boarded Monday by Israeli naval commandos and directed to an Israeli port. A military spokesman described the seizure of the ship as “uneventful.”
An Ankara penal court sentenced Bülent Keneş, the editor and chief of a major Turkish newspaper, to a 21-month suspended prison sentence on Wednesday after convicting him for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey in a July 2014 tweet.
A group of regional experts criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a June 9 panel discussion at the Center for American Progress (CAP).
Turkey’s historic election could mark the end of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s one-party rule in the country, resulting in one of multiple coalition governments, or none at all, following results last Sunday.
JERUSALEM—The near-term fall of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria was forecast Wednesday by Ehud Ya’ari, the highly respected Arab affairs analyst for Israel’s Channel Two.
Global coalition partners in the campaign against the Islamic State terror group will meet Tuesday in Paris for the first time since their inaugural meeting in September 2014.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A veteran U.S. journalist and author said on Wednesday President Tayyip Erdogan had blocked his honorary citizenship and declared him an enemy of the state, as the Turkish leader’s war on critical media intensifies ahead of a June election.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the New York Times, calling it a “shameless” news organization and ordering its reporters to “know your place,” according to regional reports on the leader’s remarks.