Iran’s Revolutionary Guards threaten to attack Israel

Less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the American forces that are deployed in the war-torn-country; the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack that claimed the lives of some 16 people, including four U.S. Service members. A Syrian source told TV7 that the extreme-Muslim … Read more

U.S. backed Kurds seek to normalize relations with Damascus

Kurdish-led groups who were part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State and control swathes of northern Syria have revived contacts with the regime in Damascus in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from the war-torn-country. These groups are keen to stave off any Turkish attack, after Turkish Foreign … Read more

US-Turkey relations improve after Washington vows to halt weapons transfers to Syrian-Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed that he held a lengthy phone conversation with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, during which the Turkish leader asserted that Ankara and Washington were able to reach several understandings. Erdogan said, “I had an important phone call with President of the United States Mr. (Donald) Trump on Friday. This … Read more

Turkey continues to build-up its military presence on its Syria border ahead of its ‘Idlib operation’

Turkey continues to build its military presence, with significant forces and armored combat vehicles being stationed near the Turkish Cilvegozu border crossing into the Syrian Idlib-province. The military build-up comes as Turkey anticipates a more challenging operation in Idlib, which is currently under control of Jihadist militias, a reality which Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim … Read more

Turkish President Erdogan warns: Kurds will go hungry if they don’t abandon independence bid

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the legitimacy of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s push for independence in the referendum in northern Iraq could not be “saved” even by the “waving of Israeli flags.” In an address in the Turkish city of Ankara, President Erdogan derided the Kurds for their embracing of Israel, who he … Read more

Kurds vote in referendum of independence amid threats of dire consequences

Voting started this morning in an independence referendum, which was organized by the Kurdish regional government of northern Iraq. Millions of Iraq’s northern population flooded to the polling stations during the day, with most of them voicing both excitement and joy for the historic independence bid that has been an active aspiration of the Kurdish … Read more

Kurds in Iraq and Syria separately, seek independence

People wave Iraqi Kurdish flags as they listen to Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting with Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani in southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Barzani is in Turkey to support Turkish government's Kurdish peace process.(AP Photo)

The northern autonomous Kurdish region declared it would hold a referendum on independence on the 25th of September, brushing aside international warnings, including from Turkey, that it could trigger conflict with the Iraqi government in Baghdad. President Barzani, who was interviewed on the matter last month, stressed a warning that the Kurdish nation will do … Read more

Turkish President Erdogan: Trump’s victory has led to new aspirations in the Middle East

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) shakes hands with U.S President Donald Trump as they give statements to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX363M8

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on his first official visit to the White House, met with his American counterpart Donald Trump, during which he declared that Trump’s victory has led to new aspirations in the Middle East. “And once again in your presence, I would like to congratulate President Trump for the legendary triumph that … Read more

Russian President Vladimir Putin: ‘Moscow will not arm Syrian Kurds in battle against the Islamic State’

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that his country would not arm the Syrian Kurds. That said, the Russian leader noted that the fact that the Kurds were engaged in the fight against the Islamic State meant that Moscow would maintain working contact with them, even if it is only to avoid accidental clashes.  “Unlike other … Read more

US-backed Syrian forces capture strategic dam with newly acquired US-military aid

Syria Democratic Forces fighters carry their weapons in a village on the outskirts of al-Shadadi town, Hasaka countryside, Syria February 19, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said - RTX27SIQ

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, SDF, announced the capture of Syria’s largest dam from the Islamic State, a major objective in a broad operation aimed at eradicating the extreme Muslim group’s presence in the war-torn-country. The successful operation by the SDF came after the United States approved supplying heavy weaponry to the powerful Kurdish YPG … Read more