DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 1, 2017
The New Year's shooting rampage at the Istanbul Reina nightclub came on the heels of the assassination of the Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Ankara. The floodgates had opened up for the Syrian war and its terrorist adjuncts to surge across into Turkey.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2016
He is confronting his army and people with too many external and internal wars.
DEBKAfile Special Report June 29, 2016
Two or three suicide bombers attacked the domestic and international terminals at Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport on Tuesday night, leaving at least 41 dead and 230 injured. DEBKA file notes that June 28 is the ond anniversary of the establishment of the “Islamic caliphate” in Syria and Iraq and the self-appointment of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its head.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2015
The Kurds, believing that Obama doesn’t see what’s going on in the region, have despaired of US support on their existential fight against ISIS in Iraq, and may turn to Iran or Turkey for support.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2015
Tehran has scooped Turkey and the US on the Kurdish issue by engineering a moonlight flit from their northern Iraqi bases and command centers to Iran, thus grabbing control of the central Kurdish issue.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 30, 2015
The campaign against ISIS launched by the US and Turkey is running into havoc because Washington and Ankara are at cross-purposes on targets, with Ankara using it to hit Kurds.
DEBKAfile Special Report January 12, 2013
French President Francois Hollande placed the country on high domestic terror alert Saturday, Jan. 12, in case of retaliatory attacks by al Qaeda for French operations against two of its African wings: a failed mission to rescue a French hostage from the Somali Shabaab, and air and commando aid for the Mali army’s drive to stop advancing Islamists. The Islamists threatened to execute at least eight French hostages, one by one, unless French forces pulled out of Somalia and Mali at once.
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