Tag Archives: Syrian conflict

Turkey’s Incursion in Syria

October 14, 2019 Tomorrow, it will be a week since the launching of “Operation Peace Spring”. International reaction to the operation is negative to say the least. One can count on the fingers of one hand the number of countries … Continue reading

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Sinking Deeper into the Syrian Quagmire

October 8, 2019 Turkey’s participation in the regime change project in Syria was a huge foreign and security policy mistake. Yes, there were many other countries which took part but none of them shared a 910-kilometer border with Syria. The … Continue reading

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Chaos Reigns as the 74th UNGA Opens

September 16, 2019 The 74th regular Session of the UN General Assembly opens tomorrow in the wake of the drone attacks which knocked out more than half of Saudi Arabia’s oil output raising the risk of further regional confrontation. It … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Labyrinth (2)

August 19, 2019 In early August, American and Turkish military delegations met in Ankara to discuss plans to coordinate the establishment of a safe zone in northern Syria. A joint statement issued at the end of the talks said they … Continue reading

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History Will Judge Them Harshly

August 6, 2019 In a couple of years, the world could well be speaking of a decade of conflict in Syria in which regional and external powers were involved either directly or through proxies. The Islamic State remains a threat. … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis Turkey (3)

Co-authored with Yusuf Buluc (*) July 29, 2019 A year ago, if one were patient enough to draw up a list of the problems on the Turkish-American agenda this would have reflected a relationship not between NATO allies or family … Continue reading

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Dangers of Overreach

July 10, 2019 Seven years ago, Ankara was partnering with Western countries and some Gulf states for regime change in Syria. Leaders of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP) were claiming that this was going to be accomplished within … Continue reading

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