17 articles tagged "Turkish army"
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Trump to Erdogan: For 30,000 Troops, Take Raqqa Operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

The US President is suddenly ready to see Turkish troops taking over Raqqa offensive.

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Erdogan Halts Military Operations in Syria, Bows to US-Russian Ultimatum
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2017

They placed a joint veto on all Turkish military activity in Syria and Iraq.

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Turkish mobile artillery at Al Bab
Turkish army like Iraqis stalled by ISIS pushback
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 28, 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 28, hours before US Secretary of State John Kerry was due to deliver a major speech on his vision for the Middle East, Turkey and Russia announced a ceasefire plan going into effect the same night for the whole of Syria.

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Russia Sets up Second Air Base in Aleppo Province, Collaborates with Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

First Russian-Turkish military collaboration in N. Syria is seen at new Akhtarin base.

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ISIS Plots Full-Scale Offensives in Iraq, Jordan to Preempt Trump Takeover
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

The jihadists plan to pre-empt hawkish Trump administration’s counter-terror offensive.

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Tehran will fight Turkey’s role in Mosul operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2016

The involvement of Turkish special operations, armored and artillery forces in support of the Kurdish Peshmerga battle to drive ISIS out of Bashiqa, 12 south of Mosul, marks a pivotal moment in the US-led coalition’s anti-ISIS offensive to free Iraq’s second city. The entire Mosul operation hangs in the balance. Instead of fighting ISIS, the coalition’s partners are squaring off to fight each other.

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Turkey’s Bid to Expand into Syria and Iraq Will Also Benefit Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

Erdogan tries to repeat in Iraq his territorial grab in N. Syria, backed by Iran and Russia.

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Fears of Mosul Offensive Breaking up into Regional Proxy Wars
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

The main beneficiaries of the coalition meltdown over Mosul will be ISIS and Iran.

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The big Mosul offensive is stuck, halted by ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis October 19, 2016

Less than a day after its launch, the big Mosul offensive prepared for more than a year by the US, the Iraqi army, Kurdish forces and others, ground to a halt Tuesday Oct. 17, although none of the parties admitted as much.  Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi said his troops were busy opening up corridors for some million civilians to escape, while US sources suggested that the Islamic State would use primitive chemical weapons against the advancing Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

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Obama hands Syria over to Putin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 10, 2016

debkafile reports that Putin virtually shut the door on further cooperation with the United States in Syria after signing a secret deal with Turkish leader Tayyip Edrogan. The agreed that they would map out together the next steps in the Middle East, including Syria.

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Erdogan tells US: Stop backing the Kurds
DEBKAfile Special Report August 30, 2016

US-Turkish discord over the Turkish army’s onslaught on the Kurds of northern Syria reached a new low Wednesday, Aug. 30, when the presidential palace spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in Ankara: “The US must revise its policy of supporting Kurdish forces.”

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Syrian Kurds clash with Turkish forces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 26, 2016

Syrian Kurdish militia commanders are flouting the ultimatum US Vice President Joe Biden handed them Wednesday, Aug. 24 to retreat to east of the Euphrates or else forfeit US support.  Instead, debkafile’s military sources report, they decided to fight it out with the Turkish army.

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Fugitive Turkish Officers May Join ISIS or Crime Gangs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

Some 200 ex-officers, including 50 to 60 former generals, are on the loose and jobless after failing to unseat.

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Putin-Erdogan deal deadlocks Aleppo, Manjib frays
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2016

Hizballah commits its elite Radwan Force to save the Syrian-Iranian Aleppo front from folding against rebel assault,after Moscow decided to withhold air cover in line with the new Putin-Erdogan deal in St. Petersburg. Putin also bowed to Erdogan’s demand on the Manjib front. 

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Erdogan locks US airmen, nuclear arms in Incirlik
DEBKAfile Special Report July 20, 2016

Some 1,500 US airmen and their families were locked in the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik together with a stock if tactical nuclear bombs after President Reccep Erdogan crushed an attempted coup on Saturday, July 16.

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Turkish army loses coup bid. Erdogan takes charge
DEBKAfile Special Report July 16, 2016

The Turkish armed forces’ attempt to overthrow the authoritarian rule of President Tayyip Erdogan was largely extinguished Saturday morning July 16 after less than 24 hours - due to three major miscalculations. The first was their failure to immobilize the ruler.

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Turkey in mid army coup. Erdogan absent
DEBKAfile Special Report July 16, 2016

All Turkish airports are closed and a nationwide curfew imposed as a section of the armed forces claimed to have taken the country over. It is not clear if this coup has succeeded. The coup leaders have seized national television and the phone network. Erdogan in his first response told a local news service that a minority in the army had tried to remove the government.

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