Omer Ozkizilcik is an analyst for the SETA Foundation and is an editor at Suriye Gundemi.
But it is diplomatic, not military considerations that will determine how and where it will be launched.
Despite the terror group’s cynical exploitation of the Yazidis in Sinjar, the community rejected the PKK-linked alternative to vote in favour of the ruling KDP.
The Turkish-Russian ceasefire in Syria has run its course, setting the stage for confrontation between Ankara and Moscow if a new buffer to smoothen tensions isn’t achieved.
As a middling power in an evolving world, France no longer has the luxury to bank on the strength of old friendships.
The president and other officials met with a woman who, it has now been revealed, is part of the US-designated terror organization, the PKK.
European Union states have neither the capacity nor the will for a unified strategy and should focus on increasing trust and cooperation within NATO.
By shifting its policy in Syria, the Biden administration could ease the US’ regional burden, allowing it to turn its attention to China.
Europe will not be able to convince Ankara to open its borders to host Afghan refugees. It should work with Turkey diplomatically and financially instead.
As the US reduces its presence in the Middle East, the future of the terror group becomes more uncertain.
Countries like Turkey are developing novel armed drone technologies and strategies that allow for effective and precise targeting of military objectives.
If Russia vetoes the cross-border aid mechanism, donors can establish a separate program via Turkey to circumvent the UN and ensure life-saving humanitarian aid makes it to the war-torn country.
Though Turkey’s regional strategy doesn’t directly aim to encircle Iran and its proxies, it ultimately achieves this as an advantageous byproduct.
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