Category Archives: Turkey

Idlib Situation – 13 December 2021

Well, pilgrims, the neo-Ottomans (as opposed to good Kemalists) are dug in along Route 5 like ticks on a hound dog’s back. IMO it was a grave error for the R+6 forces not to have made an all-out effort to … Continue reading

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The New Drone Wars – TTG

Back in early 1981, I did a few “odd jobs” between graduating from the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and starting the SF Officers Course. One of these jobs was as an ARTEP evaluator for a mech infantry company on Fort … Continue reading

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The labyrinth known as Libya – TTG

When we last visited Libya, we saw the demise of Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi at the hands of various Libyan rebel forces. Those videos are now tagged with a graphic content warning on YouTube. His gruesome death with a knife up … Continue reading

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Incident at Muhambal – TTG

An expression of jihadi displeasure with Erdogan BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – A Turkish military convoy that was traveling through the Idlib countryside on Wednesday was reportedly ambushed by unknown assailants, Muraselon news reported, citing opposition media. The Muraselon report … Continue reading

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“we will be violent to the kuffar. Like in Syria.” Tayyip Erdogan

"Contemporary Turkish Calls for Jihad On October 25, 2019, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the Friday prayers at the Great Çamlıca Mosque in Istanbul. He was accompanied by Istanbul’s governor Ali Yerlikaya, mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, Istanbul’s chief of police … Continue reading

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HTS has killed the “cease fire.”

"Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has officially rejected the recent Russian-Turkish agreement on Greater Idlib, vowing to keep on fighting.In an official statement, the terrorist group claimed that the agreement would allow the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian forces … Continue reading

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«Erdogan leads a panislamist and neo-ottoman project that must be fought urgently» Le Figaro

(Mezri Haddad)   We have this translation from the French text courtesy of Phillipe Boileau who lives at Montreal.  pl ——————————- FIGAROVOX/TRIBUNE – The philosopher Mezri Haddad analyses Turkish president Erdogan’s foreign policy. Erdogan aims, in Haddad's  view, to transform … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Idlib Dawn – TTG

The seesaw events of the last few days can be examined from the political dancing and posturing of the major players and from the combatants’ maneuvers on the battlefield. Obviously there is a lot of interplay between the two, but … Continue reading

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Idlib Dawn Update “Send lawyers, guns and money” – TTG

Everybody's restless and they've got no place to go Someone's always trying to tell themSomething they already knowSo their anger and resentment flow But don't it make you want to rock and rollAll night longMohammed's RadioI heard somebody singing sweet … Continue reading

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“Syrian Army in full control of Aleppo-Damascus Highway for first time 8 years” – TTG

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is officially in full control of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5) after eight years of battle. The Syrian Army said they captured the last points along the highway on Tuesday evening, … Continue reading

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