Middle Orient

What Turkey won with its NATO leverage

JUST INThe door is back open. After weeks of tension, Turkey finally dropped its objection to Finland and Sweden’s bids to join NATO as the Alliance kicked off its summit in Madrid on Tuesday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan scored a face-to-face meeting with US President Joe Biden and spurred …

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Ukraine Cuts Ties with Syria after it Recognises Separatist Republics

In 2018, Syria also recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia, prompting Georgia to cut ties, according to al-Araby al-Jadeed. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday announced the end of diplomatic ties between Kyiv and Damascus after Moscow ally Syria recognized the independence of eastern Ukraine’s two separatist republics. The breakaway states …

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Turkey Lifts Opposition to NATO Membership for Sweden, Finland

Turkey lifted its opposition to allowing Sweden and Finland to join the NATO Western alliance. Turkey’s agreement came on Tuesday, less than a day before the opening of the NATO summit in Madrid, following talks between leaders of the three countries. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called it a “historic decision.” …

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Israeli Attacks Bring Shakeup in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Intel Division

Israel’s covert campaign to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program has rattled the Iranian leadership, resulting in a significant housecleaning in the intelligence division of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the elite branch of the armed forces. Ebrahim Jabbari, the head of the unit in charge of protecting Supreme Leader Ayatollah …

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Conflicting reports on Islamic State leader arrested in US operation in north Syria

The US-led coalition has revealed the identity of the Islamic State leader it arrested during an airdrop operation in northern Syria, saying he was a prominent bombmaker. But some Syrian opposition sources say they got the wrong man. The US military revealed the identity of the Islamic State (IS) leader …

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Syrian armed groups clash outside Aleppo

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham entered the areas under the control of Turkish-backed factions in the countryside of Aleppo. Violent clashes erupted between the so-called 32nd Division affiliated with Ahrar al-Sham and the Third Legion, which is a merger of Turkish-backed factions, including the Levant Front and Jaish al-Islam, in the villages …

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Iran media publishes conflicting reports over status of nuclear talks in Qatar

Indirect talks in Qatar have made little or no progress on restarting nuclear deal, Islamic Republic outlets agree. According to Tasnim News Agency, the indirect talks in Qatar between Iran and the United States to revive the nuclear deal have come to an end without progress. An “informed source” quoted …

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Gra pozorów na szczycie NATO? W razie wojny Tallinn i Suwałki mogą nie doczekać odsieczy

Na stałe bazy NATO na wschodniej flance się nie zapowiada. Sojusz ograniczy się do powiększenia sił szybkiego reagowania. W razie wojny ich odsiecz nastąpi dopiero wtedy, gdy Moskwa zdąży zamienić Estonię czy Przesmyk Suwalski w połączenie Buczy z Mariupolem.

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CHP’ye, İP’e rağmen, NATO hatasını kabul etti: PKK terör örgütüdür!

Türkiye’nin yönetiminde Tayyip Erdoğan olmasaydı.. İsveç ve Finlandiya’nın NATO üyeliği ile ilgili prosedürde, bu günlerde yürüyen süreç yaşanır mıydı? Türkiye’nin bu iki ülkenin NATO’ya üyeliği ile ilgili talepleri veto edeceği açıklaması gelir miydi?

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Pääkirjoitus: Suomen jäsenyyden venyttäminen olisi ollut synkkä tahra Naton maineeseen – Turkin oli taivuttava

Tiistai-illan neuvottelujen venyminen tuntitolkulla Naton Madridin huippukokouksessa loi jo tunnelmaa, että ehkä jotakin on luvassa. Suomen aikaa kello 21 jälkeen presidentti Sauli Niinistö pääsikin ilmoittamaan, että Turkki tukee sittenkin Suomen ja Ruotsin jäsenyysneuvotteluiden aloittamista. Suomi ja Ruotsi kutsutaan Naton jäseniksi keskiviikkona.

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