Galip Dalay

About Galip Dalay

Senior associate fellow at Al Sharq Forum and Al Jazeera Center for Studies. He previously worked as a visiting fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin and as a political researcher at SETA Foundation in Ankara. He is a regular contributor to German Marshall Fund of the United States' on Turkey policy brief series, and a columnist for Middle East Eye. Research Interests: Turkish Politics, Turkish Foreign Policy, Regional Kurdish politics, Political Islam, and Radical Movements.
21 Feb, 2018

From Astana to Sochi: How de-escalation allowed Assad to return to war

Galip Dalay | 21 February 2018

As many experts have pointed out, the Russian-backed Astana process, rather than leading to a reign of peace, presented the opportunity for the Syrian government to redesign and restructure the conflict in its favour. Putting [...]

From Astana to Sochi: How de-escalation allowed Assad to return to war2020-08-11T12:52:56+03:00
23 Jan, 2018

The politics behind Turkey’s Afrin operation

Galip Dalay | 23 January 2018

On Saturday, Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-majority province of Afrin in northwestern Syria. Alongside earlier artillery shelling of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) positions, the air bombing was only a prelude to the ground operation which began the following day. With this, Syria's highly complex [...]

The politics behind Turkey’s Afrin operation2020-08-11T12:52:57+03:00
27 Dec, 2017

Despite the Euphoria in Baghdad, Iraq’s Revival is far from Secure

Galip Dalay | 27 December 2017

Haider al-Abadi's victories over Islamic State and the pushback against Kurdish independence have given rise to optimism about the future, but Iraq's leader has yet to begin building a new inclusive country In 2017, Iraq [...]

Despite the Euphoria in Baghdad, Iraq’s Revival is far from Secure2020-08-11T12:53:00+03:00
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