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Turkeys fear of Russia

by Soner Cagaptay Of Turkey’s near-dozen neighbors, there is just one that Ankara really fears: Russia. This is rooted in history stretching back to the Ottoman Empire. At some point in the past, the...

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Moscow shows strength against Turkey

Missile cruiser Moscow deployed to Syrian coast after jet shot down – but its massive nuclear-capable arsenal isn’t meant for fighting jihadists. Captain Alexander Shvarts watched on as the iron covers whirred open on the...

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Turkey should not become an EU member

Turkey should not become an EU member, said Czech President Milos Zeman, adding that Ankara sometimes behaves like an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) ally, even though Turkey is part of NATO. “I think...

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Erdogan Rules Out Troops Withdrawal From Iraq

ANKARA – Turkey will not pullout its troops from Iraq as they have been deployed in the country for training of Iraqi military and police rather than for combat, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said...

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Turkey Refuses To Withdraw Troops From Iraq

ISTANBUL – Turkey is refusing to withdraw forces deployed to Iraq, despite Baghdad’s call for Ankara to do so immediately. Ankara insists the deployment is to protect its troops who are training Iraqi Kurdish...