Omer Ozkizilcik is an analyst for the SETA Foundation and is an editor at Suriye Gundemi.
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.
The PKK has backed itself into a corner through its attacks, policies and tactics and now faces a growing alliance against it.
Turkey has demonstrated to other countries that it can limit Russia without the help of the US and Western European powers, adding a new element to Moscow’s strategic calculations.
Al Qaeda has suffered heavily in Syria due to Turkey's presence in Syria's Idlib, and is looking to hit back.
The Arab world has had a chequered relationship with Turkey since World War I but in recent days there has been a wave of political collaboration and conflict resolution.
The adoption of a proactive operational strategy has allowed the Turkish military to conduct effective cross-border operations against the terror group amid northern Iraq's rugged terrain.
Increasing diplomatic ties with the SIG comes with few risks but will have a significant effect on the future of Syria and the region. This is an opportunity to gain with little to lose.
The YPG has proved that it is incapable of managing the Al Hol camp in Syria, that was a terrible idea from its outset.
Israel and Turkey share a number of areas where they can collaborate to minimise Iranian expansionism, but it will require deft diplomacy and concessions.
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