Turkey Holds Snap Military Exercise at Border With Kurdistan

Turkish authorities announced on Monday that they are conducting a military drill at the border with Iraq. The snap exercise is taking place one week before Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum on independence, which Ankara considers...
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US and Russian Operational Commanders Will Utilize De-Confliction Line in Eastern Syria

The United States and Russia agreed that operational commanders should be in contact to de-conflict movements in eastern Syria, the spokesman for the highest-ranking U.S. general told The Globe Post on Monday. The de-confliction...

Russia’s Zapad Drill Will Help NATO Judge Moscow’s Military Strength

American newspaper editor Horace Greeley once said, "go west young man," urging Americans to pursue westward expansion. Russia has taken the motto quite literally lately, as Moscow recently began war games with Belarus, dubbed...
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On North Korea, Haley Says It Could Be Pentagon’s Turn

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said U.N. Security Council has run out of options to contain North Korea and that her country may have to turn to Pentagon to deal...

Turkey Summons German Ambassador Over Kurdish Rally in Cologne

The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned German ambassador to Ankara Martin Erdmann on Saturday to protest a rally held by German Kurds in the city of Cologne, according to an official release from the ministry. Some 3,000...
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US-Led Coalition Says Russia Struck, Injured SDF Troops Near Deir Ezzor

Russian jets reportedly struck U.S.-backed forces fighting against the Islamic State in eastern Syria, a sign of growing rivalry in Deir Ezzor where allies of the Syrian government and the opposition are seeking influence...
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Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Approves Independence Referendum

In its first session in nearly two years, the parliament of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq voted to hold the independence referendum on September 25. The Kurdistan Regional Government led by Masoud Barzani...
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Turkish Police Detain Lawyer of Main Opposition Leader

In the latest crackdown on political opposition in Turkey, police on Friday detained the lawyer representing the leader of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP). CHP Chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu dismissed Celal Celik's detention over alleged...
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Senator: Turkey’s Purchase of Russian S-400 System May Prompt US Sanctions

Turkey's procurement of the Russian S-400 air defense system violates recently adopted U.S. sanctions against Russia, and could trigger automatic sanctions against Ankara, Senator Ben Cardin said on Friday. Mr. Cardin, a top Democratic lawmaker on...
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Turkey, Russia and Iran to Deploy Monitors in Idlib De-Escalation Zone

After reaching an agreement in Astana, Kazakhstan on the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria, Turkey, Russia and Iran announced the decision to deploy observers to monitor the implementation of the deal. "Observers from the...