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The next Kurdish war is on the horizon – Turkey and Syria will never allow it to create a mini-state

Syria cannot countenance Kurdish presence on its territory and Turkey cannot tolerate a Kurdish enclave along its southern border, however secular, liberal and socialist it claims (not without reason) to be Robert Fisk Middle East Correspondent @indyvoices Thursday 18 January 2018 Colonel Thomas Veale has had the unenviable task of […]

Erdogan: we will ‘strangle’ U.S.-backed force in Syria “before it’s even born”

Ellen Francis, Ezgi Erkoy BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to “strangle” a planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria “before it’s even born,” as Washington’s backing for Kurdish fighters drove a wedge into relations with one of its main Middle East allies. The United States announced its […]

Fire and Fury summary: All the most explosive moments in new book from inside Trump’s White House

Live BlogRd all the highlights here http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fire-and-fury-live-reading-donald-trump-white-house-claims-steve-bannon-michael-wolff-ivanka-jared-a8143136.html Andrew Griffin @_andrew_griffina Michael Wolff’s explosive book from inside the workings of the Trump White House has finally become public, sending shockwaves around […]