Prince Andrew with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Tatlidil Forum in Antalya, Turkey in March 2017. (Photo: Turkish Presidency)

The British cabal courting Turkey’s Erdogan regime

The Tatlidil Forum was established in 2011 by prime minister David Cameron and Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to “facilitate and strengthen relations” between the two countries. Tatlidil means “sweet talk” in Turkish.  Since it launched, the annual off-the-record two-day conference, which takes place alternatively in Turkey and Britain, has been attended by a wide […]

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Turkish proxy forces fire at Kurdish positions in Syria in February 2022. (Photo: Hisam Hac Omer / Anadolu Agency via Getty)

For Turkey, the Ukraine crisis means open season on the Kurds

Turkey is using Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to seek a green light for a new invasion of autonomous, Kurdish-led regions of Syria.  Such an invasion would not only bring further death and displacement to the Kurds, but destabilise the region and deepen the gulf between Nato and Russia, Kurdish politicians have told Declassified. Ankara has […]

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Boris Johnson receives a gift from Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: Kayhan Ozer / Anadolu Agency via Getty)

UK rearms Turkey as Ankara backs war crimes in occupied Syria

Britain has quietly resumed arms exports to its NATO ally Turkey, whose brutal operation in Syria targets the UK’s key Kurdish allies fighting Islamic State (ISIS). Turkish-backed militias are complicit in human rights abuses and include former members of ISIS

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