Category Archives: Turkey

Turkey’s Syria offensive: Update-Day 10

The pause was so short as events continue to unfold in Syria. Here is a brief summery, including a crucial report by Amnesty on evidence of war crimes committed by the Turkish side. Headlines Amid scattered fighting, Turkey’s Erdogan threatens … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 9 -Oct 17-2019

For the last few days, I have chronicled the events in North Syria, following the Turkish invasion. As a ceasefire has been reached, I will pause this chronicle unless further developments happen. Thanks everyone who read and supported my blog.  … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria offensive Day 8 -Oct 16-2019

Headlines Turkey’s President Erdogan has rejected U.S. demands to cease fire in Syria Turkey Advances on Kobani in latest broken promise Turkey-Kurd conflict ‘has nothing to do with us,’ Trump says Turkey may be ‘responsible’ for executions of Kurds in … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 7 (Oct 15-2019)

Headlines Russia vows to prevent clashes with Assad forces French PM says resurgence of Islamic State is inevitable due to Turkish offensive Turkey rejects Syria ceasefire because ‘you cannot negotiate with terrorists’ Russia says: ‘unacceptable’ Turkish incursion into Syria must … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 6-Oct 14-2019

Headlines Guardian’s today Timeline Syrian troops enter towns in northeast as Erdogan warns of wider offensive Trump to impose sanctions on Turkey on Turkey NATO’s Stoltenberg defends stance on Turkey’s offensive in Syria EU condemns Turkey over Syria, but no … Continue reading

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Diary of Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 5 (Oct 13-2019)

Main Headlines S. troops to withdraw farther in Syria as hundreds of ISIS supporters escape Syrian army begins to move troops to ‘confront’ Turkey in Northern Syria Turkish strike on convoy including civilians and journalists kills nine Islamic state “family … Continue reading

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Diary of Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 4 (Oct 12-2019)

  The Turkish assault on northeastern Syria is called Operation “Peace Spring”, but it has become clear that it is simply a horrific assault on the Kurdish people and other minorities in North Syria. I decided to chronicle the Turkish … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Istanbul Mayoral Election Rerun

Erdogan suffers major blow as ruling party defeated in second vote, as opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu won 54.03 per cent of the vote and outdoing his rival Binali Yıldırım by 9 per cent, and broke the record set by former … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Turkey’s Local Elections

The Turkish local elections of 2019 will be held on Sunday 31 March 2019 throughout the 81 provinces of Turkey. A total of 30 metropolitan and 1,351 district municipal mayors, alongside 1,251 provincial and 20,500 municipal councillors will be elected, … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey

In a rare event, angry crowd stormed a Turkish military camp in Iraq’s Kurdish region near the city of Dohuk. I herewith include few tweets that explain the background of this incident .  Hundreds of people in the Kurdistan Region’s #Shiladze region … Continue reading

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