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Full-fledged military escalation looms large in Idlib

6/8/20 | 0 | 0 | 137 εμφανίσεις

Developments in southern Idlib suggest that a five-month truce could soon come to an end with a fresh regime offensive to capture Syria’s last rebel stronghold.  Smoke billows following airstrikes and shelling on the city of Binnish in Syria’s rebel-controlled northwestern Idlib province on Aug. 3, 2020. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said…

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Sümela Manastırı’nda Korkunç Tahribat

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2020-08-05 Erman Ertuğrul  Trabzon’da UNESCO Dünya Kültür Mirası Geçici Listesi’nde bulunan Sümela Manastırı’ndaki tahribat görenleri şaşkına çevirdi. Tarihi manastırda birçok freskin suratları parçalanmış iken, birçoğu da üzerine yazılan isimler yüzünden artık görünmez halde. (Defineciler Mersin’deki Gülek Yazıtını Deldi) Trabzon’un Maçka ilçesinde, Karadağ eteklerinde yer alan tarihi Sümela Manastırı, 2015 yılında restorasyon çalışmaları nedeniyle ziyarete kapatıldı….

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Egypt, Greece’s FMs meet in Cairo

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BY  Egypt Today staff Thu, 06 Aug 2020 – 09:29 GMT Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias – Press Photo CAIRO – 6 August 2020: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukrywill meet with Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias at the headquarters of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs downtown Cairo, according to a…

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How a President Biden could remake U.S.-Turkey ties

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David Lepeska Aug 04 2020 09:01 Gmt+3 Last Updated On: Aug 05 2020 02:46 Gmt+3 A report by the Turkey-U.S. Business Council last week urged Turkish officials to step into the vacuum created by rising U.S.-China tensions to increase trade with the United States and boost U.S.-Turkey relations. Yet despite a range of major disputes – the possible…

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DEBATE: How Serious Is the Israeli-Turkish Rapprochement?

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By Dr. George N. TzogopoulosAugust 5, 2020 Turkish ambassador to Israel Kemal Ökem with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin in 2016, photo via Wikimedia Commons Moderated by George N. Tzogopoulos BESA Center Online Debate No. 19, August 5, 2020 Q: Israel and Turkey appear to be making progress in terms of rewarming their bilateral ties. Roey…

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Where Will Erdoğan Strike Next?

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August 4, 2020 | By Alberto M. Fernandez Turkey | MEMRI Daily Brief No. 226 Turkey’s economy, like that of many countries, is in trouble. The decline has been clear even before the coronavirus appeared, but the pandemic and the resulting economic fallout have only made matters worse.[1] The country’s economy will shrink for the first time in a decade and…

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Ayasofya Camii’nde görevli müezzin Osman Aslan kalp krizi geçirerek hayatını kaybetti

5/8/20 | 0 | 0 | 179 εμφανίσεις

İSTANBUL Ayasofya-i Kebir Camii Şerifi’nde gönüllü rehberlik hizmetinde bulunan Kağıthane Uhud Camii Müezzin-Kayyım’ı Osman Aslan hayatını kaybetti. Haber Merkezi  04 Ağustos 2020, 12:37  Son Güncelleme: 04 Ağustos 2020, 14:44  Yeni Şafak Osman Aslan BEĞENDİM İstanbul Müftülüğü tarafından, Ayasofya-i Kebîr Camii Şerîf’inin yeniden ibadete açıldığı ilk günden itibaren, gelen ziyaretçileri karşılamak ve cami içerisinde Kovid-19 tedbirlerine uyulmasını sağlamak üzere…

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More Questions Than Answers Over the Beirut Blast

5/8/20 | 0 | 0 | 82 εμφανίσεις

By Hilal Khashan There is no sense in trying to make sense of what happened in Beirut on Tuesday. We will never know the full truth about the massive explosion that destroyed the country’s major harbor, caused incalculable damage throughout the capital, inflicted more than 4,000 casualties and left unknown the fate of scores of…

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Explosions à Beyrouth : au moins 100 morts et jusqu’à 300 000 sans-abris

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2 750 tonnes de nitrate d’ammonium non sécurisées auraient provoqué les déflagrations dans le port de Beyrouth. Des milliers de personnes sont blessées. Deux fortes explosions ont secoué mardi 4 août 2020 la capitale libanaise Beyrouth, au-dessus de laquelle s’est elevé un épais nuage de fumée. Les déflagrations ont été entendues dans plusieurs secteurs de la ville. Elles auraient été provoquées par 2 750 tonnes de…

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‘Dual explosions’ rock port and downtown areas of Beirut

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Video and image shared on social media appeared to show the aftermath of two explosions Explosions have rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut. The afternoon blasts shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city centre. Residents reported windows being blown out and a false ceilings dropping. The cause of the…

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Israël : les soucis se multiplient pour Benyamin Netanyahou

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La vague de protestation contre « Bibi », soupçonné de corruption, s’intensifie. Dans l’attente de son procès, en janvier, le Premier ministre fait bloc Face à la vague grandissante des manifestations contre lui, Benyamin Netanyahou est en mode offensif. Après avoir qualifié les protestataires d’« anarchistes », il est encore monté en puissance, lors du conseil des ministres de…

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Poland Agrees To Pay Almost All Costs of US Troop Presence

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As the Pentagon starts planning to pull troops out of Germany, and demands more money from South Korea, Poland is opening its wallet to bring more Americans in. By   PAUL MCLEARY American and Polish soldiers during an exercise at a Polish base. WASHINGTON: The Polish government will pay the majority of costs associated with stationing 5,500…

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Why We Reach for Nostalgia in Times of Crisis

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The New York Times Credit…Anna Rupprecht By Danielle Campoamor Ever since the coronavirus lockdown began, I’ve been longing for my past. For some reason, I pine for the days when I would call a friend on her landline and get a busy signal, or inexplicably hid behind my precarious swivel chair the moment my crush logged…

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Turkish Aggression Is NATO’s ‘Elephant in the Room’

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The New York Times Despite being a NATO member, Turkey has bought Russian air defense. And a recent push into Libya and its energy ambitions nearly led to armed conflicts with France and Greece. Turkey has become increasingly aggressive and nationalistic under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center left.Credit…Turkish Presidency, via Associated Press By Steven Erlanger Aug….

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How the F-35 is driving a wedge between the U.S. and a key NATO ally

2/8/20 | 0 | 0 | 119 εμφανίσεις

  By Ben Wolfgang  It was supposed to be an object lesson in bringing a recalcitrant ally back into line, but kicking Turkey out of the Pentagon’s $1.6 trillion F-35 program has proved much more difficult than expected, raising questions about whether Washington made a threat it wasn’t fully ready to back up. More than a year after the Trump…

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Size Matters: Chevron Enters Israel

2/8/20 | 0 | 0 | 90 εμφανίσεις

 Oded Eran The oil giant announced its acquisition of Noble Energy, and thereby strengthened the American presence in the energy sector in the Eastern Mediterranean. This is a development with major strategic, political, and economic importance for Israel – and for the world at large On July 20, 2020 the American oil giant Chevron Corporation…

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