Hours after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about avoiding a military operation on Sept. 4 on the Syrian city of Idlib, the Russian and Syrian militaries resumed attacks after 22 days.
Following Russian warnings over possible chemical weapons attacks to be carried out by groups who will blame Russia – although that possibility decreased – the Idlib tension is nevertheless escalating.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a rather short and concentrated speech on Victory Day on Aug. 30 at the reception he held in the Presidential Compound in Ankara.
In his message to celebrate Turkish Victory Day on Aug. 30, former Chief of General Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ, who is now retired, gave a striking example.
Turkey signals returning its face to the European Union once again following a couple of years on freeze. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced on Aug. 29 in Ankara that Turkey wanted to speed up and strengthen its ties with the EU, as “they also desire.” Çavuşoğlu has been invited to an unofficial meeting of foreign ministers on Aug. 30 in Vienna, with Turkey being a chronicle candidate for the Union.
Istanbul is going to be a stage of an unusual political struggle on Friday, Aug. 31 in the form of religious power sharing in the region.
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A very interesting dialogue is occurring between Turkey and Russia on serious security matters, as the distance between Turkey and its biggest ally in the Western defense alliance NATO grows.
Perhaps the row over former Turkish President Abdullah Gül within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) may not sound interesting for the international reader when there is an escalating row over the impeachment of United States President Donald Trump.