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Friday, October 18, 2019

What the Media Aren't Telling You About Turkey and the Kurds - Antiwar.com Original

What the Media Aren’t Telling You About Turkey and the Kurds

by Marc D. Joffe Posted on October 17, 2019October 15, 2019
Mainstream media are taking occasional breaks from 24/7 impeachment coverage this month to lambaste the Trump Administration for abandoning our Syrian Kurdish allies at the insistence of Turkey’s despotic rulers. Since the original withdrawal announcement, Administration policy has taken on a helter-skelter quality: rushing out sanctions, threatening airstrikes and deploying troops elsewhere in the Middle East. Ultimately Trump policies are producing more foreign adventurism and less freedom of commerce for American companies. But the original decision to pull out was the correct one, and consistent media criticism of the withdrawal often omits important facts that the American public needs to consider. Specifically:

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Opinion | Turkey’s Victory Over Donald Trump - The New York Times

Turkey’s Victory Over Donald Trump

The Turkish president got what he wanted — as did Russia and Iran.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Can the Turkish opposition develop a sustainable Kurdish policy?

Can the Turkish opposition develop a sustainable Kurdish policy?
Galip DalayThursday, October 17, 2019

Since 2002, the rule of Turkish politics has been clear and simple: Turkey periodically holds elections, and the winning party remains the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The last local election held on March 31 and Istanbul’s re-run election on June 23 were exceptions to this rule. The AKP suffered its most severe electoral defeat to date by losing almost all of Turkey’s major cities to the opposition, including Istanbul and Ankara.

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What moves Putin, Assad, Erdogan and the Kurds? - www.israelhayom.com

What moves Putin, Assad, Erdogan and the Kurds?

Media commentators seem to ignore the fact that back in the 2000s, when Erdogan led his AKP party to victory in the general election and formed his first government, an accommodation was actually reached with the PKK.

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'Don't Be a Fool!' Trump Wrote to Erdogan About Syria Advance | Time

'Don't Be a Tough Guy. Don't Be a Fool!' President Trump Wrote to Erdogan About Turkey's Advance Into Syria

BY JUSTIN SINK / BLOOMBERG OCTOBER 16, 2019
President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling on him to “work out a good deal!” and warning him not to be a “tough guy” or “fool.”

“History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way,” according to the Oct. 9 letter, reported earlier by Fox Business Network and confirmed by the White House. “It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen.”

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