urkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently disclosed Turkey’s intention to launch a new military operation along the country’s southern border to eliminate terrorist elements and strongholds of the YPG, the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.
The impact of the war in Ukraine on Syria and Libya Russian military losses not only affect the Russian prospects for Ukraine, but also Russia's military presence in the Middle East.
n April 2022, I had the opportunity to visit northern Syria, Azaz and Idlib, which locals define as liberated both from the PKK terror and from the tyranny of Bashar al-Assad since Turkey's military operations in 2016.
urkey has placed a three-month ban on Russian planes flying to Syria.
Yet some commentators have pointed to the world’s inability to stop Russia’s intervention in Syria as a sign of what could come next in Ukraine.
ollowing the First Gulf War, the foreign ministers of Syria, Egypt, and the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), met in Damascus and agreed on a new security cooperation initiative for the Gulf which came to be known as the “Damascus Declaration.
rab tribes in Syria are a key element of the country's social, cultural and historic identity.
en years have passed since the protests began peacefully against the Syrian regime, and then soon turned into an armed conflict.
en years into the Syrian crisis, many commentators generally accept that President Bashar al-Assad’s government has “won” the gruesome conflict.
ambassador to Syria, said in a webinar that the United States under the Biden administration could deploy more troops to Eastern Syria, that withdrawal of troops is not subject to consideration, and that there will be a continued U.
he most recent major and public act of racism Syrian refugees faced in Lebanon, dates to December 27, 2020, when hundreds of them—75 families according to local news—had to flee for their lives from a makeshift camp in the Miniyeh region near the northern coastal city of Tripoli after their tents were set alight.
he way forward in north east Syria wasn’t so clear until in early November Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Russia’s Vladimir Putin over the phone to hash out the details of a ceasefire agreement in Nagorno Karbakh.
If Blinken is confirmed for the position by the Senate--and there is every reason to believe that his centrist foreign policy worldview and his frequently resorted to faith in the use of force will endear him to Senate Republicans, ensuring a quick and smooth confirmation with bipartisan support--what would his stewardship of the State Department mean for US policy toward three key countries in the Middle East? Blinken on Syria The nearly decade-long civil war in Syria has generated the largest displaced persons crisis in the world, with more than 6.
espite President Donald Trump repeatedly saying that US troops are staying in Syria in order to 'secure the oil', data indicates that Syria has no remarkable oil reserves.
n 9 October, 2019 the Turkish Armed Forces and the Syrian National Army launched a joint military operation in the east of the Euphrates against the YPG, the Syrian extension of the PKK terrorist organization.
fter Turkey began its military operations in Northern Syria on October 9, public debate focused on how the military operation would affect Turkey’s relations with Western countries, especially the US, and whether the operation would change the power balance in Syria.
he Turkish Armed Forces commenced its third cross-border military operation against the PKK/PYD in northern Syria on October 9, 2019.
With the YPG forces about to quickly lose their power and domination in Northern Syria militarily, they have turned to the long-standing support of Western nations as a way out.