NATO Turkey threatens fresh offensive against US-backed Kurds in Syria

NATO Turkey threatens fresh offensive against US-backed Kurds in Syria Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey is threatening to unleash another military operation against the United States-backed Kurds in Northern Syria – to the dismay of political elites in Washington. Turkey hopes to create a 30-km “security zone” across Northern Syria to the…

Turkey switching on NATO tap from Islamist tap: Russia and Ukraine

Turkey switching on NATO tap from Islamist tap: Russia and Ukraine Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The only certainty of regional events under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is that “a leopard never changes its spots.” Hence, with the Russian Federation recognizing the Donetsk and Lugansk republics, Erdogan is taking sides against the Russian Federation.…

Russia, Turkey Compete to Entice Azerbaijan into their Geopolitical Plays

Russia, Turkey Compete to Entice Azerbaijan into their Geopolitical Plays Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Rahim Rahimov The Jamestown Foundation During the latest session of the Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), on July 1, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the participants effectively introduced the category of a CSTO “partner state” by…

Many Turkish soldiers killed in Syria: Turkey is exacerbating the crisis 

Many Turkish soldiers killed in Syria: Turkey is exacerbating the crisis  Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times According to reports at least 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed in Syria. This is following on from recent tensions between both nations based on Turkey supporting various Takfiri Islamist groups. At the same time,…

President Erdogan of Turkey and the passive nature of NATO towards endless arrests

President Erdogan of Turkey and the passive nature of NATO towards endless arrests Nuray Lydia Oglu and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Turkey is witnessing the relentless imprisonment of Kurdish political activists, arrests of supporters of Fethullah Gülen, and anyone not towing the Islamist-leaning government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Yet, despite month after…