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Ending the Confusion over U S Withdrawal from Syria
Ending the Confusion over U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

Without admitting a policy failure, the U.S. will not be able to achieve meaningful cooperation with Turkey. That will...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Unspoken Syrian Tribes in the Syrian Civil War
The Unspoken Syrian Tribes in the Syrian Civil War

While Turkey and the U.S. discuss a potential safe-zone in northern Syria, especially in the areas below the 20-mile line,...

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Is the US Going to Withdraw from Syria or Not
Is the US Going to Withdraw from Syria or Not?

The U.S. administration has been persuaded to leave a residual U.S. force (400 soldiers), which would certainly make SDF...

Friday, March 1, 2019

A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for
A Safe Zone in Northern Syria is a Must for Turkey

If the U.S. and Turkey can work together on establishing a safe zone in northern Syria with the goal of achieving...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the
Protecting the YPG Should not be a Goal of the US Withdrawal

Some argue that the U.S. should not abandon their allies on the ground and leave them to their fate, which would amount to...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy
US-Turkey Cooperation in Syria Requires Serious Strategy

Going forward, the central question will remain the same: what is the U.S. strategy in Syria? With or without U.S. troop...

Monday, January 7, 2019

Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal
Turkey's Syria Strategy after the US Withdrawal

Trump’s decision brought many opportunities to repair especially the U.S.’s wrong strategy of working with a terrorist...

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Gulen question and Flynn s cooperation with Mueller
The Gulen question and Flynn’s cooperation with Mueller

The trial against Bajan Rafakan and Ekim Alptekin is set to begin in the U.S. on 11 February, 2019, which is directly...

Friday, December 21, 2018

Walking Through the Minefields in the US-Turkey Relationship
Walking Through the Minefields in the US-Turkey Relationship

The U.S.-Turkey relationship is going through interesting times, as both allies are willing to work through their...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Has Turkey s Syria Policy Changed
Has Turkey’s Syria Policy Changed?

Turkey's policy of keeping and enlarging its military presence in Syria has two aims: Sustaining Turkey’s national...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Ex-terrorists tell how children are forced into PKK
Ex-terrorists tell how children are forced into PKK

Confessions made by former terrorists who either escaped or were caught by security forces show how the PKK forces and...

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Cautious optimism for Turkey-US partnership
Cautious optimism for Turkey-US partnership

Turkey's response to the U.S.

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Helsinki summit's impact on the Middle East
The Helsinki summit's impact on the Middle East

The Helsinki summit between presidents Trump and Putin reaffirmed that Russia, not the United States, is the top dog in...

Saturday, July 21, 2018

How Broken Deals in South Syria May Affect Northern Syria
How Broken Deals in South Syria May Affect Northern Syria

The YPG-dominated SDF may become frightened of how reliable their patron really is. It can be stated that the fear of the...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tips to improve the Ankara-Washington friendship
Tips to improve the Ankara-Washington friendship

The improvement of Turkish-U.S. ties depends on the formation of strong and strategic cooperation between the two...

Monday, July 2, 2018

For Turkey and US a good start in Manbij
For Turkey and US, a good start in Manbij

It is significant that Turkey forced the PKK out of Manbij in cooperation with the U.S. and without having to conduct a...

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Bilateral plans for Syria raise hopes for US-Turkish relations
Bilateral plans for Syria raise hopes for US-Turkish relations

The YPG presence in northern Syria will continue to be an existential threat of the territorial integrity and national...

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Turkey's fight against PKK gains new momentum ahead of elections
Turkey's fight against PKK gains new momentum ahead of elections

If the United States keeps its promises on Manbij, it will be able to solve its specific problems with Turkey and, more...

Friday, June 8, 2018

What does the Manbij road map mean
What does the Manbij road map mean?

The recent agreement over Manbij between Turkey and the U.S. is a hopeful development; yet other important issues...

Friday, June 8, 2018

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, illustrates that Ankara has...

Monday, June 4, 2018

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