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Posts Tagged: Turkey Syria

August 24, 2022 10:41 am

Turkish Attempt to Reconcile with Assad in Syria: Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat

At first glance, there is little that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an Islamist and nationalist, has in common with Dogu Perincek, a maverick socialist,...

July 5, 2021 11:19 am

How Turkey Bypasses Western Arms Embargoes

In a landmark $1.5 billion deal in 2018, Turkey agreed to sell 30 of its T129 attack helicopters (allegedly indigenous but in fact produced under an...

April 21, 2021 11:46 am

The Stunted Growth of the Emerging Islamic Bloc

There are strong historic, ethnic, and religious ties linking three geostrategically located Muslim countries under the umbrella of an emerging strategic alliance, with the potential...

January 31, 2021 3:25 am

Turkey’s Democracy Is Wasting Away

Turkey’s Islamist leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has not lost a single election, be it presidential, parliamentary, municipal, or referendum, since he came to power...

December 10, 2020 6:12 am

Erdogan’s ‘Please Sanction Me’ Challenge

Due largely to a blend of over-ambitious policy objectives, an assertive neo-Ottomanism, a newfound hard power as a means to augment soft power, and colossal...

October 13, 2020 4:48 am

Turkey’s Relationship with ISIS Proves It Is Deserting Its European Allies

In view of Turkey’s increasingly divisive and destabilizing influence in the Middle East, the region’s biggest concern for the West could be President Recep Tayyip...

July 17, 2020 8:14 am

Turkey Will Betray America and the West

The US political elite has long suffered from “Who lost that country?” syndrome. It started with the Truman administration, which failed to prevent the communist...

July 2, 2020 5:48 am

Turkey and Qatar: Love in Bloom

Few Qataris who fought the Ottoman colonialists to gain their independence in 1915 and end the 44-year-long Turkish rule in the peninsula would ever have...

July 1, 2020 3:17 am

UAE-Turkey Rivalry Wreaks Havoc in Libya and Syria

The Saudi-Iranian dispute might dominate headlines, but a similar rivalry between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is wreaking just as much havoc in...

December 9, 2019 6:56 am

With Friends Like Turkey’s Erdogan, Trump’s America Won’t Need Enemies

With the rise of Islamic State (ISIS) in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014, Turkey became known as a “jihadist highway” that transported...

October 29, 2019 6:44 am

The West Tolerates Turkey Mainly Out of Fear

Turkey’s value for the West is not about the good it can offer, but the evil it might choose not to spread. In recent years,...

October 28, 2019 7:15 am

How Tehran Sees Turkey’s Invasion of Syria

Turkey’s military offensive against the Kurds in northeastern Syria prompted recriminations from the Islamic Republic, but the Iranian regime understands that it could ultimately redound...

October 24, 2019 7:18 am

Turkey’s Pyrrhic Victory in Syria

Turkey’s military incursion into northeastern Syria had an ostensibly happy ending on its seventh day, with all state and non-state actors in the Syrian theater...

September 8, 2019 11:16 am

Turkish Military Enters Syria to Begin Joint US ‘Safe Zone’ Patrol

Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into Syria on Sunday and headed southwest with US counterparts to begin planned joint patrols to establish a "safe zone"...


‘Disturbing Force’: Vandal Again Topples Menorah at San Diego S...

A man vandalized the Chabad House at San Diego State University on Sunday night, marking the third time since April 2021...


Israel’s Netanyahu Upbeat on Reform Compromise After Biden Reproach

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced confidence on Wednesday that he would find compromise with the political opposition over his judicial overhaul after the contested reforms drew a strong reproach from US President Joe Biden. Israel "can't continue down this road," Biden told...

Middle East

Gulf States Call on US to Condemn Smotrich’s Comments on Palestinians

i24 News - The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) announced Sunday that it had written a letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to condemn Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich’s...

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