Despite international sanctions and condemnation, the Russia-backed Assad regime is exploring ways to take back opposition and rebel-held territory where millions of displaced Syrians reside.
A recent survey shows widespread insecurity among Syrians living in the Assad regime-controlled territories.
Ankara realised that it cannot just rely upon NATO for its survival. The post-July 15 Turkey values self-reliance and alternative international alliances more than ever.
More than 2,000 humanitarian workers took part in the demonstration ahead of a July 10 deadline for a decision on whether the Bab al Hawa crossing will remain open for aid.
The Pentagon’s reduction of US troops and military hardware in the Middle East shows a reorientation of the Biden administration’s priorities in the region.
The meeting carried symbolic weight, portraying Moscow as a global power that has gained enough leverage to stand up to Washington on several issues.
Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
More than half a million Syrian civilians have been killed in the conflict that still continues, over a million have been severely injured, and over 12 million people have been displaced, either internally, or externally.
Turkish foreign ministry says the European Parliament must understand how important role Turkey has played in solving Syrian conflict and refugee crisis so far, which are critical for the safety of Europe.
Despite its enormous economic power, the EU’s fractured political structure prevents the bloc from forming a united front against Russia.
Under a deal with the European Union, Turkey pledged to accept the return of migrants arriving in Greece and do more to stop the flow in return for financial assistance to refugees.
James Jeffrey says he has played “shell games” to hide true numbers of American troops in northern Syria, misleading President Donald Trump.
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