Can Acun

Can Acun

Can Acun is Researcher in Foreign Policy Department at SETA Foundation in Ankara.
Everything about Operation Olive Branch

Everything about Operation Olive Branch

January 22, 2018
Land forces of the TSK and FSA will simultaneously penetrate the defense lines of the PKK/YPG on the southern and eastern sectors, effectively isolating Afrin. In the following stage, the TSK may force PKK/YPG militants to retreat to Afrin by pushing from northern and western sectors.
Inside Northern Iraq Hope and Despair are Side by Side

Inside Northern Iraq: Hope and Despair are Side by Side

October 2, 2017
Threats of sanctions combined with sharp remarks by Ankara, Tehran and Baghdad along with attacks and escalated tensions in Kirkuk are making people think about what kind of an adventure they have embarked.
Cooperating with Assad Could Cost the YPG

Cooperating with Assad Could Cost the YPG

March 4, 2017
Turkish authorities and Syrian rebels signaled that they will go for Manbij and it is not for sure if the Assad regime and Russia will risk an escalation with Turkey or if they would give up the YPG-control over Manbij like the US.
Aleppo s fall and the Role of Russian Iranian and

Aleppo’s fall and the Role of Russian, Iranian, and YPG forces

December 14, 2016
It is not possible to say positive things about the fate of the Syrian Revolution if there isn’t a major change in the field soon. If the rebels don’t unite under a unified leadership they will go on to lose step by step.