U.S. sanctions against Turkey ‘full steam ahead’ despite ceasefire deal, Senator Graham says

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday it is full steam ahead on his sanctions legislation against Turkey despite a ceasefire agreement between Turkey and the United States. Senators Lindsey Graham and Chris Van Hollen introduced bipartisan sanctions on Turkey at a Senate press conference on Thursday. Their sanctions bill will include measures against[Read More…]

71 civilians killed during Turkey’s Syria incursion: observer

Seventy-one civilians, including 21 children and local journalists, have been killed since the start of Turkey’s military incursion into northeast Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). SOHR also said around 300,000 people have fled their homes due to extensive airstrikes, a lack of water and power[Read More…]

Trump says Turkey must take over captured ISIL militants

US President Donald Trump has said Turkey must take over captured Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists, some of whom were refused entry by their European countries of origin. “Fighting between various groups that has been going on for hundreds of years. USA should never have been[Read More…]

Germany caught between Turks and Kurds in Syria

Germany’s large Kurdish and Turkish communities are a major factor in its unique geopolitical role in the Syria conflict. Kurdish leaders in Germany say Berlin needs to up the pressure on Ankara to stop all-out war. The Turkish military action in the Kurdish regions of northern Syria has exposed the German government’s[Read More…]