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One Of Erdogan’s Biggest Allies Contributed To Ilhan Omar’s Campaign

An official with a Turkish-American advocacy group contributed $1,500 to Rep. Ilhan Omar last month, campaign records show. He also met with the Minnesota Democrat. Omar was scrutinized over votes she cast Tuesday that are seen as favorable to the Turkish government. Omar was the only House Democrat to vote against imposing sanctions against Turkey. She was also one of ...

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Erdogan Says Turkey ‘Will Never Declare A Ceasefire,’ Only End Offensive If Kurds Withdraw

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that the country will only end its offensive in northern Syria if Kurdish fighters withdraw, Reuters reported. Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Anarka on Wednesday to “voice the United States’ commitment to reach an immediate ceasefire and the conditions for a negotiated settlement,” a Tuesday press release from the Office ...

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Turkey Launches Ground And Air Assault Against Kurdish Fighters, Killing At Least 7 |

Turkish Armed Forces launched a ground and air assault Wednesday against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria, according to The New York Times. The strikes came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced earlier Wednesday that Turkey would lead a military offensive that he dubbed “Operation Peace Spring” in northern Syria against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters. Turkish warplanes bombed Syrian towns for ...

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Turkey Launches Military Offensive In Northern Syria As US Troops Leave The Region

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday that the Turkish Armed Forces will be leading a military offensive in northern Syria against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters. The announcement after the White House announced on Sunday that the U.S. was preparing to remove its troops from the region. “The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched #OperationPeaceSpring against PKK/YPG and Daesh ...

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Trump Endorsed by a Turk

(The Census marks yet another cut–and–run by Trump, but I hate to waste a column.) The Associated Press Gotcha Patrol has discovered President Trump’s Facebook man–in–the–street campaign videos are using actors instead of supporters. Even worse many of the streets are in Turkey or Paris. Take the bearded “Thomas from Washington,” who is more likely Mohammed from Izmir. Thats a ...

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Turkey Must Drop Russian S-400 to Stay in F-35 Program, DOD Official Says

The Department of Defense will remove Turkey from the F-35 joint strike fighter program if the nation accepts delivery of the Russian S-400 air defense system, a senior Defense Department official said. Meeting with think tank representatives at the Pentagon, Katie Wheelbarger, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, said the NATO alliance and nations partnering in ...

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US-Turkey Relations From a New Right Perspective

US-Turkey relations have gotten ever more complicated, and sadly readers rarely get an honest look into this topic by the people they trust to cover the news of the day. It is crucial in an age of liars and demagogues who seek to distort everything their critics say, that readers know that just because they give a take about what the ...

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As U.S. Talks Continue, Turkey Changing Tune on Islamist Group

The Trump administration is pursuing a diplomatic breakthrough with Turkey after months of fluctuating ties with the NATO ally. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visits Washington D.C. today as part of a meeting of the anti-ISIS coalition. President Trump expected to address the group and bilateral talks between the United States and Turkey are likely to continue on the sidelines ...

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President Erdoğan Refuses to go Back to the IMF for Loans

Speculation has been rampant that the Turkish government would go to the International Monetary Fund for financial assistance amid an economic crisis in the country after Turkish voters go to the polls in local elections in March. The Turkish economy has been facing troubles for a couple of years now but the fortunes began to take a turn for the ...

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Put Food Safety in Focus this Thanksgiving

Because of the unified efforts of America’s turkey farmers and processors, the federal government and retailers, U.S. consumers can have greater confidence than ever in the safety of the turkeys they consume at Thanksgiving and throughout the year. Those same consumers can rest easy knowing they have ultimate control in the fight against foodborne illness. Shelley Feist, Executive Director of the ...

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U.S. Pastor Freed From Turkey: “This Is The Day Our Family Has Been Praying For”

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) today called the release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was imprisoned in Turkey for two years, “a significant victory for Pastor Brunson and his family” and in the words of Pastor Brunson:  “This is the day our family has been praying for – I am delighted to be on my way home to the United ...

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Turkish NBA Player’s Father Arrested by Erdogan Government Goons

While Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter was able to escape from the clutches of the Turkish government over his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his family may not be so lucky. Last month Kanter had his passport cancelled by the Turkish regime while he was in Romania following his team’s early ouster from the NBA playoffs. He was ...

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