“A roust may hit the opposition parties, especially after the elections. The main reason for this will be the lack of a comprehensive and well-defined political project shared by all opposition parties, which can produce a united front.”
While Jordan is usually known for its relatively stable economic and political structure, the wave of protests in the country have caused trouble for the King Abdullah leadership.
The Solingen Arson Attack that was recently commemorated in Germany reminds the country of the importance of integration and mutual respect and the consequences of fascism and racism.
By partnering with the YPG on the ground, the U.S. lends credibility and legitimacy to YPG forces that goes beyond narrow assistance. It also empowers the YPG against other local groups, including those that are not aligned with the PKK. In the end, giving up armed struggle against Turkey becomes less attractive and unnecessary for the PKK and its allied groups.
While the Manbij agreement will not cure all problems between the U.S. and Turkey, it is definite that this deal will open a new page in bilateral relations.
Ahead of the snap election in June 2018, Turkey is under a severe financial attack. It is quite apparent that Turkey’s macroeconomic indicators are quite healthy, and it is not possible to explain the current financial pressure “economically”.
Huda-Par has signaled to the conservative Kurdish voters that Erdogan is still the closest candidate to them. How this message will be received will determine the winner of Turkey’s Kurdish votes, and perhaps even the winner of the presidential elections on June 24.
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The Sisi regime in Egypt has now begun to target socialist and secular opposition in Egypt, attempting to wipe all kinds of opposition in the country.
In an attempt to increase his popularity among the presidential race, CHP’s Muharrem Ince has utilized a populist discourse against Syrian refugees currently residing in Turkey.