Syria

What America First May Mean for the Middle East
What “America First” May Mean for the Middle East

During the campaign, Trump had benefited immensely from his tough talk on Daesh while criticizing the Iraq war (albeit...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

How Old is France s Latest Syria Move
How Old is France’s Latest Syria Move?

The statements issued by Élysée Palace regarding the Macron-SDF meeting stressed the male and female parity within the...

Monday, April 2, 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

New Cold War heats up around Cyprus
New Cold War heats up around Cyprus

Conflict appears to be closer in Cyprus than peace, despite the sincere will of its people to achieve it. While Turkish...

Saturday, March 24, 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

What are Israel s Red Lines in Syria
What are Israel’s Red Lines in Syria?

Israel will continue its precision airstrikes in Syria and increase its focus on the Israel-Syria border as well as its...

Thursday, March 15, 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

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

Over 3 000 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin operation
Over 3,000 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin operation

A total of 3,055 terrorists have been "neutralized" so far since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's...

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The US must end Support to the YPG to repair
The US must end Support to the YPG to repair Ties with Turkey

Recent visits by Trump administration officials have resulted in the creation of a strategic conversation mechanism but it...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

No civilians killed or hurt in Operation Olive Branch'
'No civilians killed or hurt in Operation Olive Branch'

Turkish deputy PM says if Assad regime enters Afrin posing as PYD/PKK they will be targeted, militias will be targeted too.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Notes from the Border What Operation Olive Branch means for
Notes from the Border: What Operation Olive Branch means for the Border Towns of Turkey

A young Kilis resident we came across while walking said to us: “When they [terrorists] kill, they don’t care whether we...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Turkey US reach 'understanding' to normalize ties
Turkey, US reach 'understanding' to normalize ties

Speaking alongside his visiting U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson at a press conference in Ankara, Mevlut Cavusoglu said:...

Friday, February 16, 2018

Over 1 350 terrorists neutralized in Afrin operation
Over 1,350 terrorists neutralized in Afrin operation

On Monday 12 February, the Turkish Armed Forces announced that a total of 1,369 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorists have...

Monday, February 12, 2018

Where does Iran and Russia stand in Afrin
Where does Iran and Russia stand in Afrin?

Iran’s red lines concerning intervention in Syria are the presence of the regime and the securing of the resistance line....

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Reign of Terror in Northern Syria Displacement Routine by the
Reign of Terror in Northern Syria: Displacement Routine by the PYD

The PYD, under U.S. military and diplomatic protection, has committed vast human rights violations ranging from arming...

Monday, February 5, 2018

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