Category Archives: Contemporary Foreign Policy Issue

Why unrest in Turkey affects the USA (Post #8)

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The bombings that took place on October 10 at a peace rally left approximately 95 people dead and many more injured. There were two explosions that the Turkish government claims to be targeted at people protesting the violence between the Turkish government and the Kurds (PKK). Turkey is a very important US ally in the … Continue reading Why unrest in Turkey affects the USA (Post #8)

Turkey’s airspace violated twice, US and NATO express concern (Post #7)

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As the conflict in Syria seems to be getting worse by the day, Russia is stepping up its presence in the war-torn country. Putin, who admits to having a strong relationship with Assad, has been attempting to keep Assad in power.  As the Russian military is increasing its presence in Syria, they are bringing in … Continue reading Turkey’s airspace violated twice, US and NATO express concern (Post #7)

Turkey,US, and coalition partners call on Russia to cease Syria air strikes (Post #6)

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Putin’s Russia recently began airstrikes in Syria against the Syrian opposition, on behalf of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. At the UN General Assembly, Putin and President Obama were at odds when Putin suggested that other nations should attempt to work with Assad in Syria to help put an end to the Civil War. President Obama, … Continue reading Turkey,US, and coalition partners call on Russia to cease Syria air strikes (Post #6)

US-backed Syrian rebels of Division 30 gave gear to al-Qaeda group (Post #5)

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US General Lloyd Austin admitted that US trained Syrian rebels handed over six pick-up trucks and ammunition to the Nusra Front, an affiliate of al-Qaeda. They took this action to gain safe passage and they handed over the equipment almost immediately after entering into Syria. In previous article (Post #3) on Turkey, I mentioned that 54 … Continue reading US-backed Syrian rebels of Division 30 gave gear to al-Qaeda group (Post #5)

Washington Institute: “United States has revised Turkey’s role in NATO” (Post #4)

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The Washinghton Institute Research Center recently wrote about the relations between the United States and Turkey. In their findings, they found that the US and Turkey are increasingly attempting to work together on security matters. Specificially, they both want to decrease the influence of ISIS in Syria and close to the Turkish border. However, thirteen … Continue reading Washington Institute: “United States has revised Turkey’s role in NATO” (Post #4)

Washington Institute: “United States has revised Turkey’s role in NATO” (Post #4)

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The Washinghton Institute Research Center recently wrote about the relations between the United States and Turkey. In their findings, they found that the US and Turkey are increasingly attempting to work together on security matters. Specificially, they both want to decrease the influence of ISIS in Syria and close to the Turkish border. However, thirteen … Continue reading Washington Institute: “United States has revised Turkey’s role in NATO” (Post #4)

New US-trained rebels enter Syria from Turkey (Post #3)

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Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the UK-based Syrian Observatory, told Al Jazeera that 75 new fighters entered into Syria between September 18 and 19 to help fight ISIS. These fighters were trained by both the United States and coalition forces in Turkey. The group entered into Northern Syria in a convoy of about one dozen … Continue reading New US-trained rebels enter Syria from Turkey (Post #3)

Turkish jets join U.S. as airstrikes against ISIL begin

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As part of a US-Turkey coalition against ISIS (or ISIL), Turkey has carried out its first attack against the growing terrorist organization in Syria. They were attacked on the Turkish border with Syria because ISIS is viewed as a threat to Turkey’s security.  However, Turkey carefully used smart bombs in the attack without crossing into … Continue reading Turkish jets join U.S. as airstrikes against ISIL begin

U.S. and Turkey cooperate launch ‘comprehensive’ anti-Islamic State operation

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Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, August 24, that the United States and Turkey are working together to launch a “comprehensive” air strike mission to wipe out Islamic State fighter in Northern Syria, close to a zone bordering Turkey.  While this announcement was made Monday morning, the talks between Washington and Ankara were … Continue reading U.S. and Turkey cooperate launch ‘comprehensive’ anti-Islamic State operation

New FP Issue- US relations with Turkey

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I previously blogged about following the Rise of China for my contemporary foreign policy issue, but I have decided to change my topic because Prof. Klunk mentioned that many students were choosing China. The new contemporary foreign policy issue I would like to follow this semester is a developing story, both out of Europe and … Continue reading New FP Issue- US relations with Turkey