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2018-02-13 The Grand Turk
Turkey assails US over ties with Syrian Kurdish militia
[IsraelTimes] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s foreign minister assails the United States, claiming that American forces in Syria are intentionally stalling the fight against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
bully boyz as an excuse not to cut ties with Syrian Kurdish murderous Moslems as Ankara has demanded.

Mevlut Cavusoglu tells news hounds in Istanbul that US forces are leaving "pockets" with IS bully boyz intact to justify continued cooperation with the Kurdish militia.

Speaking ahead of a visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later this week, Cavusoglu says Turkey’s ties with the US are at a make-or-break stage and that Washington needs to take "concrete steps" to regain Turkey’s trust.

"Our relations are at a very critical stage," Cavusoglu says. "Either we will improve ties or these ties will totally break down."
Goodness, he sounds so portentious. And completely unaware of the possibility that Turkey has already lost President Trump’s trust.
Ankara is riled over Washington’s support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG ‐ the top US ally in the fight against the Islamic State group.
Ankara is, indeed, riled. Then they sent a mixed unit of 300 to attack the Americans embedded among the Kurds at Manbij ...how many did they lose in the affray? Something a wise man might ponder before further assailments.
Turkey considers the YPG a "terrorist" group linked to Kurdish faceless myrmidons fighting within Turkey’s own borders.

Turkey to rename street by US Embassy after its Syrian offensive

[AlAhram] The mayor of the Ottoman Turkish capital of Ankara said on Monday he had approved re-naming a street outside the U.S. Embassy as "Olive Branch", the name The Sick Man of Europe Turkey uses for its ongoing military campaign in Syria.

Ankara has been infuriated by Washington's alliance in Syria with forces led by the Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey is targeting in its offensive.

President Tayyip Erdogan has promised to sweep the militia from Turkey's southern border, a move that could put Ottoman Turkish troops in confrontation with U.S. forces on the ground in Syria.

"We have signed the necessary proposal to change the name of the Nevzat Tandogan Avenue in front of the U.S. Embassy to 'Olive Branch'. May it go well, may the souls of our saintly deaders rejoice," Ankara Mayor Mustafa Tuna tweeted.

The proposal will be presented to the municipal parliament later on Monday, he said. It will most likely be approved, just days before U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to visit Ankara on Thursday.

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara and the Ankara mayor's office were not immediately available for comment.
“I’m sorry, but the American ambassador is laughing too hard to say anything intelligible, let alone something politely diplomatic.”
According to a poll published on Monday by the Center for American Progress
...George Soros-funded think tank headed by John Podesta, White House chief of staff under Bill Clinton, supplied progressive talking points and policy positions for the Obama regime. There was a revolving door between the White House and its nerve center, with the president staffing his administration with many of its operatives....
, 83 percent of Turks view the United States unfavourably, and 46 percent think their country should do more to confront it.

Tuna had ordered the re-naming of the street where the United Arab Emirates mission is located to that of the Ottoman former governor of Medina, following a row between the two countries about the state of the holy city under Ottoman rule.
Golly. The very picture of a petulent, powerless pasha.
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