Adam McConnel

Adam McConnel

Adam McConnel hold an MA and PhD in History. His interests focus on 20th century Turkish history, Turkish-American relations and 19th-20th century world history. McConnel currently teaches History at Sabanci University in Istanbul.
Turkey Charts an Independent Foreign Policy

Turkey Charts an Independent Foreign Policy

January 30, 2019
Developments in northern Syria seem to be heading in the right direction, i.e. towards the creation of a deep security zone along Turkey’s border with Syria east of the Euphrates River. The Turkish-controlled security zone should be accompanied by the withdrawal of U.S. forces from that region, but negotiations over the details are still ongoing.
Euphrates Shield s first anniversary

Euphrates Shield’s first anniversary

August 24, 2017
One cannot help but wonder how much more efficiently Turkey might have been able to remove Daesh from Mosul, Raqqah