Operation Olive Branch

Turkish drone capture footages of YPG PKK terrorists planting IEDs
Turkish drone capture footages of YPG/PKK terrorists planting IEDs in Syria's Afrin

Turkish drone capture footages of YPG/PKK terrorists planting IEDs in Syria's Afrin to prevent them fleeing

Saturday, March 10, 2018

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

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 strategy is not only...

Friday, June 15, 2018

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 further complicated the...

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Surprise visit by President Erdogan is welcomed by a joyous
Surprise visit by President Erdogan is welcomed by a joyous and relieved Hatay

Macron’s attempt to enter Syria through the back door not only remind us of the ignominious policies during the French...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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 some time, but this was...

Saturday, March 31, 2018

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 operation. This will certainly...

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Can Manbij serve as a Model for US-Turkey Cooperation in
Can Manbij serve as a Model for US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria?

If the U.S. and Turkey can work together in northern Syria, they could broaden their regional strategic conversation that...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Strategic Exit in Afrin but Whose Strategy
Strategic Exit in Afrin, but Whose Strategy?

Turkey’s encirclement strategy in Afrin, which is known for not letting easy retreat, left an exit door - or a golden...

Saturday, March 24, 2018

How will Turkey carry out its Military Campaign beyond Afrin
How will Turkey carry out its Military Campaign beyond Afrin?

One way or another, it is clear that Turkey's military-political victory will provide more opportunities for strategic...

Friday, March 23, 2018

The PYD s Forced Migration Policy in Syria
The PYD’s Forced Migration Policy in Syria

Not only Arabs but also Turkmens, Kurds and Assyrians have suffered from the PYD's forced migration policy in Syria. The...

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Who will land on both feet after the Afrin Operation
Who will land on both feet after the Afrin Operation?

Since Turkey implemented “boots on the ground” strategy in northern Syria, the Syrian crisis has become more complicated....

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Afrin residents were forced to dig ditches
Afrin residents were forced to dig ditches

As part of their defense strategy, the YPG/PKK had started digging ditches, building tunnels, making barricades, and...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Turkish FM postpones US trip in wake of Tillerson exit
Turkish FM postpones US trip in wake of Tillerson exit

Mevlut Cavusoglu’s trip scheduled for March 19 has been postponed in the wake of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

What does Qatari support for Turkey s Afrin Operation mean
What does Qatari support for Turkey’s Afrin Operation mean?

Gulf countries seem to have no strategy for dealing with Iran, and they are short-sighted in not supporting Turkey, even...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Erdogan hopes Afrin is liberated by this evening
Erdogan ‘hopes’ Afrin is liberated ‘by this evening’

Turkey’s president said on Wednesday he hopes the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin would be liberated from terrorists “by...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

3 444 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin operation
3,444 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin operation

A total of 3,444 terrorists have been "neutralized" since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's northwestern...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

YPG PKK forced recruitment of children Rights reports
YPG/PKK forced recruitment of children: Rights reports

Evidence of the terrorist YPG/PKK using young children uncovered in the Turkish-led operation in Syria’s Afrin region...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Some Myths about the YPG
Some Myths about the YPG

Abandoning the myths about the YPG would serve the US interests. Then comes the hard task of crafting a realistic Syria...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Only 1 5 kilometers left to surround Afrin's city centers
Only 1.5 kilometers left to surround Afrin's city centers

Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) are making rapid advances during ongoing Operation Olive Branch, and...

Monday, March 12, 2018

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