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Turkey Lost its Manbij Leverage Against US-YPG Partnership
Turkey Lost its Manbij Leverage Against US-YPG Partnership

The Americans are now speculating on whether or not they prefer to give heavy weapons to the YPG, in order to calm...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

US Will Lose Syria if it Cooperates With YPG
US Will Lose Syria if it Cooperates With YPG

Moving forward, the main challenge will be the inability of both Russia and the United States to grasp the gravity of...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The US must heed Turkish Concerns in Syria
The US must heed Turkish Concerns in Syria

United States Senator John McCain has it right that the US has underestimated and, at times, disregarded Turkey’s concern...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Turkey is Consolidating its Power While Facing Newly Shaped Multidimensional
Turkey is Consolidating its Power While Facing Newly Shaped Multidimensional Threats in Syria

It seems that the US foreign policy priorities happen to line up with PYD which causes ramping up of divergence between...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cooperating with Assad Could Cost the YPG
Cooperating with Assad Could Cost the YPG

Turkish authorities and Syrian rebels signaled that they will go for Manbij and it is not for sure if the Assad regime and...

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Between Anger and Sympathy European and North American Foreign Fighters
Between Anger and Sympathy: European and North American Foreign Fighters in the YPG

For the European and North American volunteers, both the reasons to join and desert the YPG vary. And it seems like both...

Friday, February 24, 2017

Towards a New Strategic Partnership between Turkey and the Gulf
Towards a New Strategic Partnership between Turkey and the Gulf?

The close cooperation between Turkey and the Gulf countries on issues like Syria, DAESH, Iran and regional stability will...

Monday, March 6, 2017

Resetting Turkey-US Relations in the Trump Era
Resetting Turkey-US Relations in the Trump Era

In order to become a key player in the Middle East again, Washington needs to repair its damaged relations with...

Friday, January 27, 2017

Next Stop Raqqa and Manbij
Next Stop: Raqqa and Manbij

Turkey's decision to extend its existing offensive in Syria is quite audacious, but it has no choice other than to...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Obama's Legacy and the Trump Presidency
Obama's Legacy and the Trump Presidency

Trump will focus his time and energy on dismantling Obama's legacy at home and abroad. The question remains whether...

Monday, January 16, 2017

How Terror Organizations in Turkey Instrumentalize Social Media
How Terror Organizations in Turkey Instrumentalize Social Media

Defending everything in the name of freedom of press blindly and carelessly no matter what human and state security...

Monday, January 16, 2017

2016 A Year of Global Bleeding
2016: A Year of Global Bleeding

If the year 2017 is going to be any different, we have to start with protecting human dignity – that one quality that...

Monday, January 2, 2017

A Futile Attempt to Force Turks Into Submission
A Futile Attempt to Force Turks Into Submission

By attacking a popular nightclub in Istanbul, the terrorists wanted Turkish people to accept defeat but the only way...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

What's Next after the Fall of Aleppo
What's Next after the Fall of Aleppo?

In brief, the civil war will not end in Syria after the fall of Aleppo, but the relationship between local actors (the...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Aleppo s fall and the Role of Russian Iranian and
Aleppo’s fall and the Role of Russian, Iranian, and YPG forces

It is not possible to say positive things about the fate of the Syrian Revolution if there isn’t a major change in the...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Istanbul Attacks and Failure of the International Community
Istanbul Attacks and Failure of the International Community

The international community fails to understand the gravity of the terrorism threat around the world. Turkey was the...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The West's Reputation in Turkey Hits Rock Bottom
The West's Reputation in Turkey Hits Rock Bottom

Western governments not only refuse to contribute to Turkey's counterterrorism efforts but they actively enlist the...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Trump and Turkey
Trump and Turkey

The real element that is lacking between the U.S.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Notes for the Next Administration about Turkey
Notes for the Next Administration about Turkey

Turkey wants a serious step forward and action that will play an important role in the re-establishment of trust...

Monday, September 5, 2016

Next US President must make Peace with Turkey
Next US President must make Peace with Turkey

The picture is grim, but the next U.S.

Friday, September 23, 2016

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