The US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani serves as a reminder to the GCC that when push comes to shove, they are all in the same boat.
Student unions were banned in the country in the 1980s but now Imran Khan's government is at a crossroads between lifting the curbs or facing fresh opposition in the form of campus activism.
The attack comes after Turkey reached two separate deals last month with the US and Russia to pause its anti-terror operation in northern Syria to allow YPG/PKK terrorists to withdraw from a planned safe zone.
A new Gallup International survey of Arabs and Kurds in Syria finds that intra-Kurdish opinion is divided and that people would rather live under Daesh than the Syrian regime.
Turkey's interior ministry spokesman says seven Daesh terrorists of German origin will be deported on November 14.
The US told the world it was only arming the Syrian Defence Forces (SDF), made up of the YPG - the Syrian branch of the PKK terrorist organisation - to defeat Daesh, yet it has allocated $300 million for the SDF in 2020
A 2018 US State Department report lists the PKK as a terrorist organisation but the US still shies away from accepting the link between the YPG and the PKK despite a mountain of evidence.
The attack deals another blow to the West African country's military, which is still reeling from deadly raids in late September in which 38 soldiers were killed.
Killing the leader of the most brutal terror organisation is a symbolic blow but the breeding grounds for the group's ideology thrive.
To help Iraq in tackling Daesh, the US offered to move its troops to Iraq after the Syria pullout. But Washington faced an unprecedented denial from Baghdad.
TRT World spoke to reputed academic and civil rights activist Sami al Arian who explained what caused the US and much of Europe to show indifference to Ankara's security concerns emanating from northern Syria.
Earlier, US President Trump had ordered the bulk of approximately 1,000 US troops in Syria to withdraw after Turkish President Erdogan said his forces were about to enter Syria to push back YPG terrorists.
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