Amateur war mongerer “Turkey still eyeing US raid despite UK blow


PM Erdoğan says ‘limited’ intervention not enough, President Gül insists on political strategy

Turkish officials gave divergent messages regarding possible U.S.-led military intervention in Syria on Aug. 30

Turkey urges western allies for tougher action agains Syria

Washington has signaled plans for a small-scale punitive strike on Syria in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons

Turkey still eyeing US raid despite UK blow

Rabid in its desire to march on Syria, Turkey banks on Washington?s support for an invasion despite a ?no-war? vote by Britain?s Parliament

Turkey: Unwanted ally in an unwilling alliance against Syria

The arch-foe of the Damascus regime, Turkey, has been increasingly isolated in an unwilling pact against Syria

Turkey says intelligence analysis shows Syrian government behind chemical attack

Turkey says that its intelligence agency has gathered solid intelligence that shows the Syrian government was behind the alleged chemical weapons attack this month.

Turkish PM says limited action against Syria won’t be enough, calls for Kosovo-like intervention

PM Erdoğan has said the U.S. statement on a ‘limited’ action against Syria will not be enough to satisfy Ankara


Powell?s regret and Erdoğan?s dismay

It must have been really ?painful? for Colin Powell to sit in front of Barbara Walters of ABC


Claims of chemical weapons use by Syria regime ‘utter nonsense’: Russian President Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a meeting of the leaders of the G20 was a good platform to discuss Syria

Jordean fears the worst as Syria conflict threatens to destabilise wider region

Lebanon and Iraq see more violence and other Middle East countries raise level of military readiness

In the northern Jordan villages ? some almost split by the border with Syria ? people who have watched the flow of refugees into their country are “holding their breath”.

US report says ‘high confidence’ Syrian forces used chemical weapons multiple times

A U.S. intelligence report disclosed on Aug. 30 that there was ‘high confidence’ that Syrian forces had used chemical weapons multiple times in the last year, including the Aug. 21 attack

US Secretary of State Kerry says world cannot let al-Assad get away with chemical attack

Kerry said at least 1,429 Syrian citizens were killed in the Aug. 21 attack, including 426 children


US stocks drop on Syria concerns

U.S. stocks closed a mostly downcast week on a sour note Aug. 30 following fresh indications the Obama administration plans military action against Syria

Syria says US evidence of chemical attack fabricated

Syria said on Aug. 30 that accusations by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that it has used chemical weapons were ‘lies and baseless’

Obama says US should take military action against Syria

The U.S. president has committed to seek the approval of the Congress before launching a strike against Syria. The critical debate on the possible ‘limited’ intervention is set to take place the week of September 9

Iranian MPs meet al-Assad, denounce possible US strike

Iranian MPs held talks Aug. 31 in Syria with President Bashar al-Assad and denounced any possible Western attack on that country over chemical weapons allegations, the head of the delegation said

Turkish Workers party supporters display a Syrian flag, and placards reading, from left: ” Ataturk said peace in the country peace in the world, gate borders should be opened, Turkey and Syria are …

Turkish Workers party supporters display a Syrian flag, and placards reading, from left: ” Ataturk said peace in the country peace in the world, gate borders should be opened, Turkey and Syria are brothers, no to war, during a demonstration in Hatay, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. U.N. chemical weapons experts have left Syria and crossed into neighboring Lebanon. The team on Friday carried out a fourth and final day of inspection as they sought to determine precisely what happened in the Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus. The team took samples from victims for examination in laboratories in Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

UN rejects suggestion it’s pulling out of Syria to allow strikes

U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said reports about U.N. staff quitting Syria were ‘grotesque,’ adding that humanitarian would continue

Syria says its army is ready, has ‘finger on trigger’

Syria’s army is ready for potential foreign strikes against the country and has its ‘finger on the trigger,’ Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said in comments carried on state television

UN disarmament envoy leaves Syria, on way to Istanbul: Lebanon security

United Nations disarmament envoy Angela Kane arrived Aug. 30 in the Lebanese capital from neighbouring Syria and immediately left for Istanbul

TRT Arabic news presenter resigns, slamming PM Erdoğan during live program

An Egyptian news presenter on Turkish public broadcaster TRT?s Arabic station has resigned during a live broadcast

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