US Sanctions raining on Turkey. Though I am not sure how effective they will be…

Turkish Bank Charged In Manhattan Federal Court For Its Participation In A Multibillion-Dollar Iranian Sanctions Evasion Scheme Department of Justice – Oct 15, 1:41 PM Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant … Read more

In just one day, Erdoğan changed his explanation for why Turkey is in Syria…

Erdoğan’s Target was Assad Yesterday, Just Organizations Today Bianet :: English Explaining that purpose of Turkey’s military offensive into Syria is to “put an end to Assad’s governing” two days ago, Erdoğan today said that their target is not a country or a person. Dutch Ask E.U. to Pressure Turkey Over Crackdown NYT > Turkey by By … Read more

Erdoğan’s latest remarks on Turkish military operations in Syria confuses Russians…

Turkey entered Syria to end al-Assad’s rule: President Erdoğan President Erdoğan admits that Turkey crossed into Syria to get rid of President Bashar al-Assad having previously highlighted the fight against ISIL Erdoğan’s remarks on Turkish operation ‘to end al-Assad rule’ to be discussed during Lavrov visit  President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent assertion that the Turkish military operation … Read more

It seems that Turkey finally gives in over Syria: “Turkey wants to develop ‘good relations’ with Syria, says PM Yıldırım”

Turkey wants to develop ‘good relations’ with Syria, says PM Yıldırım Turkey aims to develop “good relations” with Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on July 13, raising the prospect of yet more big shifts in Ankara’s foreign policy after rapprochement with Russia and Israel Turkey PM: greatest goal is to improve relations with Syria … Read more

#MitTırlarındanSilahÇıktı- Cumhuriyet daily claims Syria-bound Turkish intelligence trucks were full of weapons to Syrian Jihadis and now under probe…

Turkish daily probed over scoop on Syria-bound intelligence trucks Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into daily Cumhuriyet over its May 29 story on Syria-bound trucks belonging to the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), which were stopped and searched by soldiers last year.

Turkey’s foreign policy: PM Erdoğan?s advisor suggests “Turkey does not need Europe and its extensions”…

Turkey does not need Europe and its extensions, PM Erdoğan?s advisor suggests Hurriyet Daily News Turkey does not need Europe and its ‘material-moral extensions,’ PM Erdoğan?s top adviser, Yiğit Bulut, said   Turkey, US dismiss Seymour Hersh report Hurriyet Daily News Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has dismissed an article by Seymour Hersh, which claimed … Read more

Grave claims on Turkey’s involvements. Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels

  LRB · Seymour M. Hersh · The Red Line and the Rat Line ? Seymour M. Hersh ? Apr 6 ? Obama’s change of mind had its origins at Porton Down, the defence laboratory in Wiltshire. British intelligence had obtained a sample of the sarin used in the 21 August attack and analysis … Read more

A Syrian plane shot down. Desperate Erdoğan regime might play the Wag the Dog scenario. #SavaşaHayır

Turkey downs Syrian military jet Turkey’s prime minister confirms its armed forces have shot down a Syrian military jet that had violated its airspace.

He is in Brussels. A FP roundup…

Turkish PM Erdoğan?s gamble in Brussels   Whenever a rupture has been expected in the stormy relations between Turkey and The European Union, there has always been a breakthrough at the very last moment. Turkey PM gives new push to EU bid Turkey‘s PM Erdogan is in Brussels for talks on his country’s troubled EU membership … Read more

Turkey has the most humanitarian intelligence service! Turkish gendarmerie allegedly seizes weapons in trucks, but later…

it is announced that the trucks belong to Turkish intelligence (MIT) and they carry humanitarian material…  A Foreign policy roundup: Turkish gendarmerie seize weapons in trucks near Syrian border: Report   Gendarmerie teams have reportedly seized weapons after stopping trucks in the southern province of Adana Turkey says ready to discuss judicial row with EU … Read more

EU Commissioner Füle to meet with Turkish EU minister while “Police raid Turkish NGO office near Syrian border

Commissioner Füle to meet with Turkish EU minister over judiciary bill   The EU?s Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Füle is to meet with Turkish EU Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Police raid Turkish NGO office near Syrian border   Police have conducted a raid on the Kilis branch of the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH)   US, Russia call … Read more

Turkey’s FM is so upset: “Al-Qaeda ?legitimizes? al-Assad” A FP roundup…

Syria peace hopes at Paris crossroads  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed for Paris to fresh Syria talks, hoping to press the fractured opposition to participate in upcoming peace talks Ammunition rounds seized in buses bound to Hatay on Turkish-Syrian border A large quantity of ammunition was seized in two trucks bound for the … Read more

FP roundup: EU to move on easing sanctions after historic Iran deal… while Turkey dribbles…

Obama takes on critics of Iran deal, praises diplomacy  President Barack Obama took on critics of a newly brokered nuclear deal with Iran Nov 25 EU to move on easing sanctions after historic Iran deal France’s foreign ministe said the EU would likely lift some sanctions on Iran in December Iran nuclear deal agreed at talks … Read more

Socialist International in Istanbul… Turkey refocuses on Northern Iraq… A FP roundup

  World socialists discuss Gezi protests in Istanbul The Socialist International has gathered in Istanbul to show its solidarity with the recent Gezi Park protests Socialist International meets in today?s Turkey Socialist International Council meets in Istanbul on November 11-13 hosted by Turkey?s main opposition Republican People?s Party Socialist International kicks off in Istanbul The two-day … Read more

Kurdish Citizens against the Border rally in #Nusaybin #DirenNusaybin Storified by @syurdam

  A photo essay by Serhatcan Yurdam: [View the story “Nusaybin’de protestoculara polis saldırısı” on Storify]