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Three Ways to Increase Security in Afrin
Three Ways to Increase Security in Afrin

There are three ways to improve security in Afrin: The cleansing of Tel Rifaat, a strong Turkish footprint model and the...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Between Rock and a Hard Place The Armed Syrian Opposition
Between Rock and a Hard Place: The Armed Syrian Opposition In Idlib

Under current circumstances, the Syrian opposition remains weak in their disunity and seem incapable of getting rid of...

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Four Scenarios for Idlib and the Future of Hayat Tahrir
Four Scenarios for Idlib and the Future of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

Developments on the ground in Idlib and a bigger HTS presence will have serious implications for the international context...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

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 groups," in reality, there...

Monday, November 26, 2018

Turkey working for the normalization of Syria
Turkey working for the normalization of Syria

The sensitivity in protecting civilians is "causing the operation to proceed much more slowly and that there is a clear...

Friday, March 9, 2018

Operation Olive Branch neutralizes 649 terrorists
Operation Olive Branch neutralizes 649 terrorists

With the Operation Olive Branch taking place, the Turkish Red Crescent has announced that it is preparing for the...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Operation Olive Branch Direct Intervention Indirect Message
Operation Olive Branch: Direct Intervention, Indirect Message

Operation Olive Branch must be assessed in two aspects: the role of the operation in Turkey's counter-terrorism policy and...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Operation Euphrates Shield A Joint Military Campaign in a
The Operation Euphrates Shield: A Joint Military Campaign in a Foreign Land

Conducting a military operation in a different geography, operating in an environment in which the dominant language is...

Friday, September 15, 2017

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Operation Peace Spring was an Obligation to Turkey's Sovereignty
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October 30, 2019

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Iran’s ambivalent policy fuels distrust of Turkey’s decision makers...
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Germany’s Safe Zone Proposal: A Failed Move for Domestic Ambitions
At the end of the day, the move by the CDU leader will most likely...
October 31, 2019

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The Changing Dimensions of Turkey's Counterterrorism Policy
Turkey has a long-standing experience of fighting an uphill battle...
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The Only Way Out for Russia Is to Let Turkey Weaken the YPG
Vladimir Putin may have made promises he is incapable of keeping....
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