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Sale of F-16s to Turkey Meets Resistance in Washington

The sale of F-16s to Turkey put forward to Congress by the Biden administration has met with resistance in Washington. The fighter jets are part of a billion-dollar package that would make up one of the biggest military weapons...

ISIS Leader Killed, Terrorist Group Names Successor

Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS)—also known as ISIL, Daesh, or IS—has been killed in combat, the terrorist group announced on Wednesday, November 30th. At the apex of its power in 2014, ISIS controlled approximately...

Turkish Airstrikes in Syria Jeopardize War Against ISIS, US Says

The rising intensity of Turkish airstrikes on targets in Syria has jeopardized operations against ISIS, according to US officials. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are mostly bolstered by units from the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG), have said they...

Turkey Bombs Towns in Northern Syria After Istanbul Blast

Turkey bombed towns in northern Syria on Saturday after Ankara blamed the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK) for last Sunday’s deadly bombing in central Istanbul. Airstrikes hit several towns, including the city of Kobane, Kurdish-led forces and a Britain-based monitoring group...

Greek Police Arrest Suspected Jihadist at Athens Refugee Camp

A Greek Anti-terrorism squad arrested a man suspected of having participated in the ISIS terrorist group on Thursday at Athens' Eleonas refugee and migrant camp. The authorities stated that they seized electronic devices from the shipping container in which he...

President Trump: Turkey Undermines War Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

US President Donald Trump extended on Thursday the national emergency with respect to Syria blaming Turkey for "undermining the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria." In the notice on the "Continuation of the National Emergency With...

Syrian City Lays Cornerstone for New Hagia Sophia Cathedral

In war-torn Syria, as citizens try to deal with an almost total breakdown of their society after their country served as a battleground for many opposing forces, Orthodox Christians have decided to build a replica of the Hagia Sophia...

Athens Declares No Illegal Entries Will Be Tolerated As Turkey Opens Gates

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made a short, forceful statement in English on his social media profiles on Friday afternoon, commenting on the recent developments since Turkey decided to let refugees and migrants freely leave the country and enter...

Bulgaria Joins Greece in Toughening Patrols Along Turkish Border

Bulgaria, the EU's other member-state that shares a national border with Turkey, has been toughening its controls along its frontier with the country since Friday morning. Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said on Friday that Sofia is ready to send...

Erdogan Blackmails Greece, Europe with Flood of Migrants

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan likes to flex his muscles in front of Europe, Greece, Cyprus and everyone else he believes can give something that Turkey wants. Or when Turkey does something which breaks international law. He also likes to threaten...