For the record, Erdoğan’s son seen in Italy, supposedly to do PhD…

The son of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whose name was embroiled in Turkey’s huge corruption probe in late 2013, has reportedly moved to Italy along with his family, daily Cumhuriyet reported on Oct. 6.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son has denied reports that he has “fled Turkey,” saying he has only moved to Italy only to complete his doctoral studies in Bologna.

The geopolitics of the Syrian crisis make engagement with Ankara a necessity. But President Erdoğan has his own agenda and is not an easy man to do business withTurkey has always had the potential to be at the diplomatic heart of the Syrian crisis. This week Turkey’s moment arrived; and it is set to continue. On Monday President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held talks in Brussels with EU leaders intent on enlisting his help in controlling the refugee crisis. More talks are due on Thursday in Luxembourg at an EU meeting with representatives from eastern Mediterranean countries and the western Balkans. These are meetings with extremely wide implications.

Moscow is bombing rebel groups backed by the government in Ankara, and its warplanes have flown into Turkish airspace, undercutting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish Leader Says E.U. Should Do More About Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned the tables on his European counterparts, saying the best way to solve the migration crisis was to help contain the war in Syria.

An unholy Turkish barter: Keep the migrants, forget democracy

It has been 10 years since Turkey started membership negotiations with the EU.
Turkey’s EU ties are back on the agenda again with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Brussels this week.
Once again underlining that Turkey has struggled to cope with the mass influx of Syrian refugees over the past four years, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on the EU to share the burden, also presenting a three-pronged formula for a lasting solution.

The United States and NATO denounced Russia on Monday (5 October) for violating Turkish airspace and Ankara threatened to respond, reporting two incursions in two days and raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the former Cold War adversaries.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday (5 October) urged the EU to train rebels, and to consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria, during talks to address Europe’s growing migrant crisis.


Timeline of CIA Interventions in Syria
Center for Research on Globalization
In my opinion, the most serious U.S. meddling is what theWikileaks cables reveal, which is the State Department’s organization of domestic opposition to its elected government. This provoked the revolution that started in Daraa, and that provided an
In Ankara, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has suggested that Russia’s military intervention in Syria, which has shifted balance of power in heavily populated regions, will eventually lead to a mass influx of up to 1 million Syrians into Turkey

EU leaders ask Erdoğan to back radical refugee plan

Turkish president will extract high price for agreeing to proposals to tighten up Europe’s borders hatched by Germany and the EC


PM Davutoğlu lays down the law to Moscow, warning of repercussions if Russia again violates Turkey’s border with Syria
Eight Turkish F-16 fighters jets were harassed by unidentified MIG-29 aircraft for four minutes and 30 seconds during a patrol flight on the border with Syria on Oct. 5, the Turkish General Staff has said

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