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Did Turkey use Chemical Weapons in northern Iraq? 

Jerusalem Post, 24/12 On December 3rd, a stormy demonstration took place outside the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague.  40-50 demonstrators, most of them Kurds, were arrested. The demonstrators were demanding that … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s Turkey and Hamas: A natural partnership

Jerusalem Post, 11/12 At a conference in Istanbul last week, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh expressed his gratitude for the role that Turkey is playing in the advancement of the Palestinian cause. “From the land of the beloved Turkey, which is … Continue reading

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Iran is not Leaving Syria any time soon

Jerusalem Post, 19/11 The departure of an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander from Syria this month has led to some speculation in regional media that the Syrian regime is seeking to recalibrate its relations with Teheran. Two Saudi news outlets claimed … Continue reading

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Generals or Islamists: Sudan Coup follows prevailing trend in the Arab World.

Jerusalem Post, 29/10 A coup has taken place in Sudan.   On Monday morning, In a series of moves straight from the well-thumbed handbook of Arab military takeovers, Sudanese military forces stormed the country’s state broadcaster. At an unspecified hour, the … Continue reading

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Will Turkey Strike Again into Syria?

Jerusalem Post, 5/11 A number of regional media outlets have in recent days carried articles concerning a possibly imminent Turkish military operation into north east Syria.  The reports and rumors follow a summit between Turkish President Recep Tayepp Erdogan and … Continue reading

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Growing Relations between Turkey, Russia a concern for Israel

Jerusalem Post, 8/10 At a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi last week, Turkish President Recep Tayepp Erdogan reaffirmed the growing links between Moscow and Ankara.  The Sochi talks came after Erdogan failed to secure a meeting with … Continue reading

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Iran-China Alliance?

Jerusalem Post, 24/9 Teheran’s accession to full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization reflects deepening ties.  On Friday, September 17, at a gathering in Dushanbe, Tadjikistan, member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization voted to approve Iran’s membership of the … Continue reading

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The Surrender of Deraa

Jerusalem Post, 12/9 Agreement in cradle of Syrian uprising reflects renewed Iranian boldness, shifting Russian stance In a new ceasefire agreement which may bring an end to a 75 day Assad regime siege on the Syrian town of Deraa al-Balad, … Continue reading

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Taliban Victory – the Pakistani Angle

Jerusalem Post, 27/8 Islamabad’s support for the Taliban played a crucial, largely ignored role in recent events The collapse of the Kabul government and the Taliban’s rapid takeover of nearly all Afghanistan has captured the attention of the world.  It … Continue reading

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Does killing of Iranian dissident foreshadow what is to come for others?

Jerusalem Post, 13/8 Mousa Babakhani, a leading figure in an Iranian opposition party, was found murdered last Saturday in a hotel room in the Iraqi Kurdish capital city of Erbil.  Babakhani was a member of the central committee of the … Continue reading

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