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[OPINION] As a journalist, I refuse to be intimidated. With Turkish journalists gagged, ICG spotlights Nusaybin. Awesome Screenshot. Awesome Screenshot. Russia’s Wagner group fighters sighted in Syria. There is a checkpoint manned by guards armed with AK-74s near the base of the 10th Separate Special-Purpose Brigade of the Russian Defence Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) in Molkino village, in the Krasnodar Territory.

Russia’s Wagner group fighters sighted in Syria

Beyond the checkpoint, reportedly, lies the camp of a private military company (PMC), said a source at the military unit. There is no information on who owns this land but several neighbouring plots are registered as belonging to the territorial division of the defence ministry’s forestry department. The camp began functioning sometime in the middle of 2015, said two RBK sources who used to work there. There are barracks, a guard tower, a police dog unit, a training facility and a parking lot inside the camp. The existence of the camp has not being publicized; formally, PMCs are outlawed in Russia. Professional soldiers in Syria. "Credible Evidence" Shows Turkish Authorities Raped And Tortured Detainees Since 'Failed' Coup. Via, Human rights group Amnesty International said on Sunday it had "credible evidence" of abuse and torture of people detained in sweeping arrests since Turkey's 15 July attempted military coup.

"Credible Evidence" Shows Turkish Authorities Raped And Tortured Detainees Since 'Failed' Coup

The London-based group said some of those being held were being "subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, in official and unofficial detention centres in the country". Amnesty said more than 10,000 people have been detained since the attempted coup, and the group called for independent monitors to be granted access to detention sites across Turkey. Amnesty raised serious allegations of mistreatment against Turkish police, who they said have held detainees in “stress positions, denied them food, water and medical treatment, verbally abused and threatened them, and subjected them to beatings and torture, including rape and sexual assault”. Israel-Cyprus-Turkey pipeline would provide new strategic triangle, says former US Ambassador Bryza - Daily Sabah. The former Deputy Secretary of State and U.S.

Israel-Cyprus-Turkey pipeline would provide new strategic triangle, says former US Ambassador Bryza - Daily Sabah

Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza said it is incorrect to say that the price drop in natural gas makes it economically infeasible to transport Leviathan gas to Turkey and added his hope that gas export from the Leviathan field would start in 2019. A former senior diplomat Bryza currently serve as a board member of Turcas Petroleum which is the leading Turkish energy investment holding that created Turkey- Israel natural gas pipeline project. Answering to Daily Sabah's questions on pipeline politics Bryza said that thus far, energy reserves have had a minimal impact on regional states' relations.

Underlining that if the Cyprus problem solved Turkey would provide the most economically attractive export route for Cypriot natural gas Bryza added that in this case an Israel-Cyprus-Turkey pipeline, would also provide a powerful mechanism for building a new strategic triangle among Turkey, Cyprus, and Israel. US senator, former CIA director among high-profile figures named in Turkish criminal complaint. A group of Turkish lawyers have filed criminal complaints with the İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office against 17 prominent US figures on allegations of being members of the faith-based Gülen movement or supporting it.

US senator, former CIA director among high-profile figures named in Turkish criminal complaint

Mehmet Sarı and Rıza Saka are two of the lawyers who filed the criminal complaints against former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, US Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) President David Cohen, President of the Turkic American Alliance (TAA) Faruk Taban, lawyer Zafer Akın from the Turkish Cultural Center, Kemal Öksüz from the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians; Emre Çelik from the Rumi Forum, Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former Pentagon official, former Turkish police chief Ahmet Sait Yayla, who currently resides in the US, Henri Barkey, director of the Middle East Program at the Washington-based Wilson Center, American political analyst Graham E. Trump On Collision Course With Putin After Moscow Denies Syria Behind Chemical Attack. For the first time since his election, president Trump is set for a direct collision course with Vladimir Putin after Russia said on Wednesday it stands by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite widespread popular outrage over a chemical weapons attack which the media was quick to pin on the Syrian president, in a carbon-copy of events from 2013 which nearly launched a US invasion of the middle-eastern nation, when a YouTube clip - subsequently shown to be a hoax - served as proof that Assad had used sarin gas on rebels in a Damascus neighborhood.

Trump On Collision Course With Putin After Moscow Denies Syria Behind Chemical Attack

As reported yesterday, Western countries including the US accused Assad's armed forces for the chemical attack, which choked scores of people to death in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in a rebel-held area of northern Syria hit by government air strikes. Officers who 'delayed' helicopter operation against Erdoğan reinstated - Turkish Minute. The officers and team who claimed to have delayed a helicopter takeoff for an operation against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a July 15 coup attempt were reinstated on Wednesday along with 412 others from various ministries and public institutions, the t24 news website reported.

Officers who 'delayed' helicopter operation against Erdoğan reinstated - Turkish Minute

According to the report the pilots, Lt. Col. Yarbay Bahattin Akgün and Lt. Col. Michael Flynn Discussed Covert Plan With Turkish Government. Michael Flynn, the Trump administration’s first national security adviser, met with Turkish government officials in September to discuss a covert and potentially illegal plan to excise a political enemy of Turkey’s president from the U.S., according to former CIA director James Woolsey.

Michael Flynn Discussed Covert Plan With Turkish Government

Woolsey confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that he attended a Sept. 19 meeting in New York City in which Flynn and two Turkish government ministers discussed ways to obtain and remove Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric who has lived in the U.S. since 1999. Woolsey, who served under Bill Clinton, told The Wall Street Journal that the plan was to make “a covert step in the dead of night to whisk this guy away.” Flynn Built Elite Investigative Team As Foreign Agent. While serving as a top adviser on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Michael Flynn signed a contract in which he agreed to utilize an “investigative laboratory” made up of elite former intelligence officials, including a former CIA director, to conduct research and make “criminal referrals” on behalf of a Dutch shell company linked to the Turkish government, federal records show.

Flynn Built Elite Investigative Team As Foreign Agent

But Flynn appears to have over-promised on the contract, which was signed on Aug. 9 between his firm, Flynn Intel Group, and Inovo BV, the shell company. R. Storify Editor. Merkel Offers 'Olive Branch' To Russia As "Solution To Many International Conflicts" After admitting to notable differences with President Trump during a press conference with Japanese PM Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel poured some cold water on the neocon narrative as she appeared to offer an olive branch to Russia - hardly painting Putin as the enemy of all and destroyer of worlds.

Merkel Offers 'Olive Branch' To Russia As "Solution To Many International Conflicts"

Speaking at a news conference in Hanover with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuked President Trump's comment that Germany owes U.S. and NATO “vast sums," saying that no country spends its entire defense budget on NATO, reiterating her view that projects such as crisis prevention, foreign aid count toward defense budget, not just military spending. Torture of political prisoners by Turkish forces. US blocking Barzani-affiliated peshmerga entering Syria, says KNC – KURDISH DAILY NEWS. Representatives from the Syrian Kurdish National Council (KNC), affiliated to Masoud Barzani’s KDP in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, have requested from the US that their fighters be allowed to enter Syria.

US blocking Barzani-affiliated peshmerga entering Syria, says KNC – KURDISH DAILY NEWS

The ‘Roj Pesh’ forces, trained by Turkish forces and KDP peshmerga in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, are currently deployed across Iraq and the Kurdistan region. Speaking to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency about his first visit to the US, the KNC’s foreign relations head Siyamend Haco said, “In all of our meetings with US officials we raised the issue of the Syrian peshmerga. We have thousands of trained peshmerga in the Kurdish region of Iraq.

They have participated in operations against Daesh [IS] in Mosul and Shingal. We requested that the US allow them to come into Syria to fight against Daesh.” “The most important meetings we had were in the White House with national security officials from the Iraq, Iran, Syria and Lebanon desks. Zero Hedge now for use in Bulgaria too. The cutting edge of the Russian propaganda in America, Bulgarian Daniel Ivandzhiyski, was rarely used for hybrid operations in Bulgaria. In practice, his financial blog Zero Hedge is almost unknown at home. However, a few days ago Mr. Ivandzhiyski was activated in Bulgaria by Boyan Chukov, a former communist foreign intelligence officer. Apparently, Russian centers for information war against Bulgaria have been experiencing difficulties and were forced to finally release Zero Hedge for domestic consumption.

Mr. BRAINWASHING AND DUMBING DOWN TURKISH KIDS. With corrupt terrorist Erdoğan’s plans for greater powers firmly on track, Turkey’s corrupt terrorist government has set about shaping the country’s future outside the halls of parliament. Last month, as parliamentarians brawled over — and finally voted for — constitutional changes designed to establish corrupt terrorist Erdoğan’s long-awaited dictatorial system, the ministry of education published a religulous draft curriculum for the new school year.

Today we know very well we are just a sort of apes, all religions are wrong, there is no God, there is no afterlife, and all miracles are hoaxes. God is the most unpleasant character in all fiction! But many people refuse to accept reality that when they die that will be the very end of them, that they will cease to exist. Hoi polloi live on wishful thinking that they will live forever near God in another life! Females on the Frontline: Meet the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS. Sözcü columnist asks Turkish government: Was it a fake coup? - Turkish Minute. Is ‘Gülenist coup’ a hoax?.. ‘Turkey has become a country that’s devouring itself’

Report: NATO sources suspect Turkey coup staged by president as pretext for purge - Turkish Minute. An attempted coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016, is believed by NATO sources to have been staged by the president of Turkey himself, according to a Wednesday report on the website. NATO insiders suspect staged Turkey coup ‹ The real reason Erdoganists still love Trump despite 'Muslim ban' Internet Vergi Dairesi. Isolate But Preserve: ISRAEL - THE GREATEST SPY MACHINE OF ALL TIME. [OPINION] Erdoğan’s hatred of Yazidis takes a toll in Turkey - Turkish Minute. America's Supposed "Enemies" Are Literally Disappearing...But They Won't Likely Gently Fade Away. Submitted by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Istanbul Nightclub Attack As Manhunt For Gunman Continues. One week after a video emerged of the Berlin Christmas market truck killer, Anis Amri, pledging allegiance to ISIS, on Monday the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deadly New Year’s Day terrorist attack in Istanbul that killed at least 39 people and wounded dozens more, claiming the operation had targeted Turkey in revenge for Turkish military operations against the organization in Syria, a similar justification used by the Turkish offduty policemen to assassinate the Russian ambassador in Turkey in December.

Syrian War Update – Al-Raqqa Offensive (January 3, 2017): Kurds vs. Islamic State - No Mercy. Manhunt Underway For Gunman Who Killed 39 At Istanbul Nightclub. Iranian president slams judiciary for failing to reveal businessman Zanjani's connections - Turkish Minute. [VIDEO] Following public outrage Interior Ministry deletes tweet targeting youths who criticize gov't - Turkish Minute. The Turkish Interior Ministry deleted a tweet posted on its official account on Monday that sparked outrage on Twitter as it directed its followers to report secular youths criticizing the government and calling on people to unite against the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) following a terror attack in a nightclub in İstanbul on Sunday. The Interior Ministry tweet, saying the counter-terror unit police have already been informed about the youth criticizing the government and asking followers to report other similar people to police, sparked public outrage in social media and was deleted one and half hours later.

ISIS is a Rothschild Corporate Army for Genel Energy – InvestmentWatch. At Least 35 People Killed After Shooters Dressed As Santas Open Fire In Istanbul Nightclub - Live Feed. Israel First Or America First. Trump Is Exactly Where The Elites Want Him. Obama’s Twilight Moves Against Israel May Foreshadow His Move to UN Sec’y Gen. Obama's 'total surprise' for Netanyahu. US Denies It Created ISIS, Accuses Turkey Of Spreading "Fake News" Another PR Fiasco For Obama: Russia, Turkey Agree On Syria Ceasefire Plan, Snub Washington.

Russian Ambassador In Turkey Murdered In Terrorist Attack By Shooter Screaming "Allahu Akbar" - Live Feed. The Most Important Question About ISIS That Nobody Is Asking. Putin's Hit Teams Of "Chechen Killers" Head For Syria. An Angry Israel Summons Foreign Ambassadors, Accuses Obama Of Conspiring Against It. Aangirfan: TRUMP WILL DISAPPOINT. The United States And The Race For Global Hegemony. How Russia views Ankara envoy's assassination. Former Turkish Counter-Terror Head: Security Purges Led to Ambassador Assassination. Why Ankara now feels vulnerable to Russia. Chart(s) Of The Week: 'Lombard Street' For A New Age. Trump Calls For Expansion Of US Nuclear Capability, Hours After Putin Urges Russia To Do The Same. Paul Craig Roberts Warns "As the Coup Against Trump Fails, the Threat Against His Life Rises" [OPINION] As a journalist, I refuse to be intimidated - Turkish Minute.

US Army Deploys Tanks To Europe Ratcheting Up Tensions With Russia. Syria Names Foreign Secret Agents Trapped in Aleppo. Turkish Gunman Arrested After Firing Shots, Trying To Enter US Embassy In Ankara. Financialism, Not Capitalism. The Fountainhead of Satanism. ATLAS SHRIEKED: Ayn Rand’s First Love and Mentor Was A Sadistic Serial Killer Who Dismembered Little Girls. [OPINION] Turkey outed ISIL operative to implicate NATO allies - Turkish Minute. How does Erdogan win with a losing hand?

Trump controlled by Mossad. Aangirfan: TRUMP, AYN RAND, CZECH SECRET SERVICE, JIMMY CARTER, KOSHER NOSTRA. The Case For Exxon Mobil: Iran, Israel, And War - Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) Report: Majority of Israeli oil imported from Kurdistan - Business & Innovation. Toward A New World Order, Part III. The Firebird of Russian Folklore. The Firebird of Russian Folklore. From Russia with love: The Firebird of Russian Folklore. Europe Incapable of Defending Itself – Israel F.M Report.

Aleppo Victory... US And Its Crime Partners Suffer "Meltdown Of Sanity" Turkish state ‘out for revenge’ after Istanbul bombings. TOPRAK VE TURNA: Self Governance & the middle eastern map.