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Turkey’s difficult calculations about Idlib

In addition to these security concerns for Turkey, strategically, the Idlib offensive apparently with the victory of the Syrian regime at the end of the day, can create real strategic pressure on Turkey’s military presence in the Afrin region where the Turkish forces defeated the PKK and ensured the Free Syrian Army’s military and political presence there.

Turkey’s quest for a new geopolitical portfolio

administration has imposed sanctions against Turkish ministers and Turkey, has (and continues to) arm the PYD/YPG, which is known as the Syrian offshoot of the PKK - an armed terrorist organization that has been responsible for the deaths of thousands of Turkish citizens since 1984 and which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the United States in the fight against Daesh in Syria and Iraq - and more, the U.

Brunson case fails to malign Turkey’s religious tolerance as religious leaders convene

Misusing religious motivations for terrorism causes, on the other hand, as is the case with Fetullah Gulen, head of FETO who masterminded the July 15 coup attempt currently residing merrily under the patronage and state protection of the US, or Pastor Brunson who is charged with espionage and aiding two of Turkey’s blacklisted terrorist organizations: FETO and PKK, is not acceptable not only by Turkey’s standards but by the moral code of ethics which every sincere religious leader knows the due requirements and entailments of.