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On June 10th 1916, Sherif Hussein Ibn Ali, Emir of Mecca, fired a shot into the air and thus signaled the beginning of Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks. Immediately the Arab forces under Sherif surrounded, overwhelmed and captured a 1500 man Turkish garrison at Mecca. Royal Navy seaplanes and Handley Page Bombers supported Arab […]

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Gallipoli. The Cost Of Bad Planning.

by Daniel Russ on July 22, 2010

  The Dardanelles Fleet The now much denigrated Mel Gibson starred in a movie about this campaign, not surprisingly called Gallipoli. The movie is great and it is also a good portrayal of the cost paid by young soldiers for making war that is poorly led, poorly planned, begun with poor intelligence and untried methods.  […]

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Turkey, Israel’s Only Muslim Ally Threatens To Cut Ties Over The Gaza Flotilla Raid

July 6, 2010

Turkey’s foreign minister says his country will cut diplomatic ties with Israel if it does not apologize for the commando raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed eight Turks and a Turkish-American. In an interview published Monday in the Hurriyet newspaper, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said relations with Israel will be broken unless Israel […]

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Hate To Say I Told You So, But I Did. Turkey, Watching US Fail To Take Korengal, Fail to Take Marja, Begins Negotiating With Insurgents.

June 20, 2010

“ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Afghanistan and Pakistan are talking about how to make peace with insurgents fighting U.S. troops in Afghanistan, including one faction considered the coalition forces’ most lethal foe, according to Pakistani and U.S. officials. The discussions reflect the beginnings of a thaw in relations between Kabul and Islamabad, which are increasingly focused on […]

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Turkey Launches Airstrikes Inside Iraq Against Kurdish Rebels

June 19, 2010

” “ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish warplanes launched air raids at suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq Saturday after a rebel attack on a military outpost in Turkey touched off clashes in which nine soldiers and 12 rebel fighters died, Turkey’s military and reports said. Two other soldiers were killed in a land mine explosion […]

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