Harsh Turkish condemnation of Xinjiang cracks Muslim wall of silence – Football Article

Calling the crackdown an “embarrassment to humanity,” Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the death of detained Uighur poet and musician Abdurehim Heyit had prompted the ministry to issue its statement. Turkish media asserted that Mr. Heyit, who was serving an eight-year prison sentence, had been tortured to death.   Mr. Aksoy said Turkey was calling on other countries and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take steps to end the “humanitarian tragedy” in Xinjiang. The Turkish statement constitutes…

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Black swans haunt Eurasia’s Great Game – Football Article

The battle lines in the 21st century’s Great Game aimed at shaping the creation of a new Eurasia-centred world, built on the likely fusion of Europe and Asia into what former Portuguese Europe minister Bruno Macaes calls a “supercontinent,” are all but cast in cement. For now, the Great Game pits China together with Russia, Turkey and Iran against the United States, India, Japan and Australia. The two camps compete for influence, if not dominance, in a swath of land…

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Crystal Palace interested in Everton forward Cenk Tosun? | Football Action – Football Article

Crystal Palace have reportedly expressed an interest in making an audacious move for Everton forward Cenk Tosun, according to the Daily Mail. The Eagles have shown some impressive results during the ongoing campaign, but have struggled to score goals on a regular basis. The Belgian forward Christian Benteke has just returned from a long-term injury but the aforementioned report suggests that Roy Hodgson’s side are interested in signing in Tosun before the January window shuts down. The 27-year-old striker has…

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Manchester United interested in reported Arsenal and Spurs target – Football Article

Manchester United are interested in signing Cengiz Under from AS Roma, according to ESPN. The 21-year-old has reportedly caught the eye of a number of Premier League teams, with United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal interested all thought to be interested as well as German giants Bayern Munich. Under is an exciting winger with plenty of potential and has been involved in eight goals for Roma this season in Serie A, scoring three himself. However, if any of the previously mentioned…

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The new frontline in confronting Iran and Turkey – Football Article

US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to devastate Turkey’s economy if Turkish troops attack Syrian Kurds allied with the United States in the wake of the announced withdrawal of American forces potentially serves his broader goal of letting regional forces fight for common goals like countering Iranian influence in Syria. Mr. Trump’s threat coupled with a call on Turkey to create a 26-kilometre buffer zone to protect Turkey from a perceived Kurdish threat was designed to pre-empt a Turkish strike…

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