Tag: YPG

Dr. Strangetrump or How John Bolton Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Communists

Members of the Trump administration are well known for their harsh criticisms of the far-left governments in Venezuela and Cuba. But while the Trump administration falls solidly within the lingering post-Cold War anti-communist atmosphere that continues to linger in Washington in spite of the fact that there are very few […]

Europe’s Terror Filled New Year Celebrations: Why European Leaders Must Lean Counterterrorism Strategy From Turkey

The vast majority of colonial/imperialist powers of the modern era have been European states. Yet even though the age of formal empire has long since passed, European leaders still show little if any contrition for the crimes of the past. Instead, European powers have frequently championed neo-colonial wars in states […]

Here’s How Turkey and America Could Reset Their Relations

The past 24 hours have seen the US offer multiple contradictory statements regarding its close relationship with Saudi Arabia, while equally contradictory statements were made regarding relations with Turkey.  Initially, Donald Trump stated that sanctions against Turkish officials and a 50% punitive tariff increase on Turkish steel and aluminium exports […]

Andrew Brunson is Symptomatic of The Fact That the US is Running Out of Excuses to Sanction Turkey

Andrew Brunson is described by Washington officials as a Christian pastor who has been arrested, detained and in the process of being tried in Turkey for a crime he “did not commit”. Turkish prosecutors insist that Brunson was engaged in collaboration with FETO, the terrorist organisation responsible for the 2016 […]

Turkey Makes US a Win-Win Offer That Could Only be Refused if Washington is Holistically Conspiring Against Turkey

Turkey goes for win-win while refusing to backdown over its S-400 purchase  Turkish journalists have reported the details of a private communication between the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which Turkey remained firm in standing by its purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile defence […]

The Gloves Come Off: US Says Will Sanction Turkey if Ankara Buys S-400 Missile Defence Systems From Russia

The timing of today’s announcement that the US will sanction Turkey if it purchases Russia’s S-400 missile defence system, could not be clearer nor more significant. The US had hoped that CH Party candidate Muharrem İnce would unseat Erdogan during Sunday’s elections, but the US did not get what they wanted. […]