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Turkey's Counter-Terrorism Strategy and Operation Claw

Turkey's Counter-Terrorism Strategy and Operation Claw

Turkey's recent military operation, Operation Claw, is a continuation of Turkey's...

What's Behind Turkey and Iran's Joint Operation on the PKK

What's Behind Turkey and Iran's Joint Operation on the PKK?

Turkey and Iran are closest to finally reaching a point where they can cooperate for stability in...

What was Offered to Ankara in Moscow

What was Offered to Ankara in Moscow?

Maintaining a negotiation process with Russia or the U.S. will not provide Turkey with ultimate...

Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria

Turkey's Options for a Safe Zone in Syria

In the long run, in case of a full U.S. withdrawal, it is not sustainable for the YPG to maintain...

How Cheap Drones Became Assets for Terrorist Organizations

How Cheap Drones Became Assets for Terrorist Organizations

The use of drones became popular among terrorist organizations as soon as the security...

Combatting Criminal Gangs in Northern Syria

Combatting Criminal Gangs in Northern Syria

While some media outlets reported efforts in Syria as "internal fighting among Turkey-backed...

Making Sense of Turkey s New Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Making Sense of Turkey’s New Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Turkey is revolutionizing its counter-terrorism strategy not only against the PKK in Turkey but...

Can the Turkish-Russian Deal Save Idlib

Can the Turkish-Russian Deal Save Idlib?

Turkey’s diplomatic success may have just saved thousands of innocent lives as well as yet...

As Diplomacy Moves on in Idlib so does Turkey s

As Diplomacy Moves on in Idlib, so does Turkey’s Deterrence Strategy

Turkey’s primary strategy in this game is to deter the Syrian regime from a brutal offensive...

What Can the F-35 Crisis Further Lead To

What Can the F-35 Crisis Further Lead To?

Turkey’s removal from the F-35 program will not eliminate potential risks by Russia. It will only...

How Turkey Has Changed its Counter-Terrorism Policy Against the PKK

How Turkey Has Changed its Counter-Terrorism Policy Against the PKK

This is the first comprehensive counter-terror operation against the PKK. This time, the military...

F 35 Case Not the First Time Won t be

F–35 Case: Not the First Time, Won’t be the Last

If the U.S. Senate approves the bill to punish Ankara, then it will punish its own defense...

Turkey s Offensive in Iraq The Target is Qandil

Turkey’s Offensive in Iraq: The Target is Qandil

Only after such a tri-partite cooperation of Turkey, Iran, and Iraq, can the PKK finally be...

The YPG's Child Recruits An Accustomed Human Rights Abuse

The YPG's Child Recruits: An Accustomed Human Rights Abuse?

All the sources and data on the subject indicate that the PYD, which endeavors to idealize its...

What if the US and Turkey Agree on Manbij

What if the US and Turkey Agree on Manbij?

Turkey's low-profile operation in northern Iraq against the terrorist organization, the PKK,...

Pulling Out of the Nuclear Deal Towards a New Status

Pulling Out of the Nuclear Deal: Towards a New Status Quo with Iran?

Reversing the deal may well result in catastrophe but it will more likely lead to a tit-for-tat...

Is the Turkey-US Agreement Still Valid in Manbij

Is the Turkey-US Agreement Still Valid in Manbij?

While the U.S. reaffirmed their support for the established bilateral process to find a common...

What Does the Snap Election Mean for Turkish Foreign Policy

What Does the Snap Election Mean for Turkish Foreign Policy?

The strategic reasons behind the early election decision are multidimensional and it may...

To Hit or Not to Hit Assad Is That the

To Hit or Not to Hit Assad, Is That the Matter?

April 2018 strikes gave the message to Assad that the volume of strikes will increase if he uses...

Without a Coherent Strategy US Strikes Mean More Damage for

Without a Coherent Strategy, US Strikes Mean More Damage for Syria

If Trump chooses the “minimum strike” option by targeting more than one place including aircraft...

What does US Withdrawal from Syria Mean for Turkey

What does US Withdrawal from Syria Mean for Turkey?

The recent announcement of President Trump to withdraw American troops from Syria has not only...

Turco-Qatari Military Buildup and its Regional Impact

Turco-Qatari Military Buildup and its Regional Impact

The Turco-Qatari military cooperation holds a great potential in countering the Saudi-Iranian...

The PKK and its Complicated Future

The PKK and its Complicated Future

The propaganda machine for the PKK has also lost its functionality after Turkey’s Afrin...

Turkey in the Aftermath of the Afrin Operation

Turkey in the Aftermath of the Afrin Operation

Turkey’s “allies” that arm, train, and protect the PKK may keep the group safe in some zones for...