The supporters of this decision underline that it is crucial for Turkey to strengthen the fight against terrorism.
This is how the situation is understood by Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) proponents, the Turkish left and some liberal groups in Turkey.
Contrary to previous splinter party experiences in Turkey, the party was soon able to consolidate its electorate and consequently came to power in 2002.
n my previous column on the fate of the Turkish observation point in Morek I argued that Turkey had four options to prevent its soldiers from a siege by the Assad regime: Withdrawing, preventing, escalating or postponing.
The regime axis supported by heavy Russian airpower has made gains with significant implications for the political process and Turkey’s position and role in Idlib.
In early May 2019, the temporary waivers granted in November to eight major importers of Iran’s oil, which included Turkey, were ended for the declared intention of bringing “Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement following the decision.
Russia and Turkey, key players in the Syrian conflict, brokered a significant ceasefire in Idlib last September.
Even if the Assad regime, supported by heavy Russian air support, has managed to reverse all gains by the counter-offensives of the Syrian opposition, the main question remains: Where is the escalation in Idlib heading and what is its purpose? When de-escalation in Idlib ended, Russia’s purpose may have been to force Turkey to implement the Sochi memorandum, or to open the way for the regime axis; but as Turkey stood its ground firm and responded, both sides entered a stalemate.
Interestingly, last week, I addressed in this column whether another military coup could occur in Turkey while analyzing the recently July 15, 2016, coup attempt.
He’s an absolutely hopeless negotiator and understands nothing about international politics or trade, which is partly why he is about to start a new ‘war’ with Turkey over the S-400 deal with Moscow.
Most significantly, however, the bill further aims to halt the delivery of American F-35 fighter jets to Turkey in a bid to dissuade Ankara from going ahead with the purchase of the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system.
n response to Turkey’s assembling of troops along the Syria-Tukey border to areas held by the YPG terror group, the U.
hree years ago, the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) initiated a coup attempt in Turkey to overthrow the government and seize power.