This pillar of the UAE’s foreign policy became increasingly important following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which two Emirati hijackers carried out with 17 others mainly from Saudi Arabia, as well as the Islamic State’s meteoric rise to power in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
At the moment, Turkey strategically moved a bit further to prevent the threats outside its borders in Syria.
Begum’s UK citizenship annulment may seem racist and even be illegal. But it’s the least ‘extremist’ of much needed measures…
For instance, it seems that while on the one hand Germany initiates a harder handling against PKK supporters or PKK-affiliated groups, on the other hand it also supports the PKK’s Syrian branch, the YPG, just like the U.
Being constrained by Russia in Syria and inconclusive war in Yemen led by the U.
n the run up to the local elections to be held on March 31, anti-refugee rhetoric targeting Syrian refugees have started to appear in campaign speeches – a pattern that has been repeating itself since 2015.
They called for resistance in Turkey to support the Kobani battle between the PYD and Daesh in Syria.
It pitted those who were “in” against those who were “out,” the latter comprising of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
withdrawal from Syria suffers from a couple of frequently repeated arguments that do not reflect the realities of the conflict, especially in northern Syria.
Last December, I paid a visit to Lebanon where I had the chance to talk to some of my colleagues and friends (think-tankers, journalists, activists, and academicians) about their perspective regarding the latest developments in Syria, and how these developments would affect Lebanon as well as their evaluation of different roles played by several foreign players inside Syria including the U.
At this point I should underscore that for years Turkey has been a safe haven not just to Syrian Arabs and Turkmens -and other ethnicities-, but also hundreds of thousands of Syrian Kurds, who fled the brutal Syrian regime and terrorist organizations such as the YPG, the PKK’s Syrian wing, which Trump and major international media outlets are outrageously happy to equate with Kurdish-ness.
While ministers of Egypt, Israel, the Greek Cypriot administration of South Cyprus, Palestine, Jordan, and Italy attended the meeting, representatives of five Eastern Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus were not invited.
Using Drone against the Turkish Armed Forces The first use of drones for an assault was carried out on 27 September, 2016, by Daesh, against the Turkish Armed Forces units during Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria.