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Turkey’s foreign minister demands war in the name of “human rights”

By Niall Green, October 22, 2012

Speaking with the Guardian newspaper, Ahmet Davutoglu employed the lie that a war against Syria was necessary to defend “human rights.”

Turkey leads US-sponsored military encirclement of Syria

By Chris Marsden, October 18, 2012

Despite concerns of blowback in Syria due to the arming of jihadist groups, a military build-up on Syria’s borders is proceeding apace.

Turkey’s hijacking of Syrian plane raises specter of wider war

By Bill Van Auken, October 13, 2012

Turkey’s forcing down of a Syrian passenger plane flying from Moscow has escalated tensions in the region and drawn a sharp protest from the Russian government.

Mass protest against threatened Turkey-Syria war

By Chris Marsden, October 6, 2012

Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters gathered in Istanbul, Thursday evening, opposing military action against Syria.

Turkey attacks Syria after stray shelling

By Bill Van Auken, October 4, 2012

Turkey’s military attacked Syria Wednesday after a stray shell from Syria killed five in a Turkish border town. With Ankara invoking NATO’s collective defense agreement, the danger is rising of a direct Western intervention.

AKP government moves against Turkish army

By Jean Shaoul, September 29, 2012

Several generals were sentenced to lengthy prison terms on charges of plotting a coup against the Islamist AKP government.

Turkish government raises consumption taxes

By Isaac Finn, September 28, 2012

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has announced plans to raise consumption tax on automobiles, petroleum products, and alcoholic drinks to help pay off the budget deficit.

Turkey ramps up war threats against Syria

By Chris Marsden, September 11, 2012

Turkey has escalated its war rhetoric against Syria, placing itself at the forefront of any military intervention to depose the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

US escalates CIA intervention on Syrian-Turkish border

By Bill Van Auken, September 8, 2012

Washington is rushing a beefed-up contingent of CIA operatives to the border between Turkey and Syria in a bid to escalate the war for regime change.

US coordinates with Turkey in proxy Syria war

By Chris Marsden, August 16, 2012

US efforts to bring down the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria focus on collusion with Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP).

New York Times gives glimpse of sectarian bloodbath being prepared by Syria intervention

By Bill Van Auken, August 8, 2012

An article published last week in the New York Times on the spillover of sectarian tensions from Syria into Turkey belies the “democratic” and “humanitarian” pretexts for the ever more violent drive for regime change by the US and its allies.

Turkey attacks Kurds, threatens military action against Syria

By Chris Marsden, August 7, 2012

On the eve of an expected offensive in Aleppo by the Syrian regime, Turkey has threatened to invade Syria.