26 Mar, 2024

US Withdrawal from Iraq and Syria: Reality or Mirage?

Mehmet Emin Cengiz | 26 March 2024 | TR | AR

Amidst the dire Gaza crisis, which has taken center stage in Middle Eastern politics, and in the wake of dozens of Iran-backed militia attacks on US bases located in Syria and Iraq, the rumors of a US pullout from the mentioned two countries are floating once again. However, the issue is far from being clear thus far

US Withdrawal from Iraq and Syria: Reality or Mirage?2024-03-26T16:04:51+03:00
4 Aug, 2023

AL SHARQ WEEKLY WIRE-AUGUST 4, 2023

Al Sharq Strategic Research | 04 August 2023 | TR | AR

President Erdoğan had a phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday and discussed the resumption of the Black Sea grain deal. During the call, Erdoğan underlined that he views the grain deal as a ‘bridge of peace’ and reiterated Ankara’s decisiveness to exert intense efforts and diplomacy to reactivate the grain deal

AL SHARQ WEEKLY WIRE-AUGUST 4, 20232023-08-04T16:47:32+03:00
8 Feb, 2023

Turkey-Syrian Regime Talks: Is Normalization a Real Possibility?

Mehmet Emin Cengiz | 08 February 2023

Almost 12 years following the outbreak of the Syrian conflict, Turkey, the most important supporter of the Syrian opposition, has been making overtures to normalize relations (or at least start a political opening) with [...]

Turkey-Syrian Regime Talks: Is Normalization a Real Possibility?2023-02-17T16:53:21+03:00
17 Jun, 2022

The Impact of the Ukraine War on Iran-Russia Relations in Syria | Jun 17, 2022

Hamidreza Azizi | 17 June 2022

Russia’s need to focus on the war in Ukraine is likely to lead to a period of closer military coordination, if not cooperation, between Iran and Russia in Syria. In a long-term perspective

The Impact of the Ukraine War on Iran-Russia Relations in Syria | Jun 17, 2022 2022-08-25T14:47:28+03:00
16 Jun, 2022

A New Turkish-Syrian Military Operation in Syria: Navigating Other Stakeholders

Ömer Özkizilcik | 16 June 2022

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently announced that Turkey will soon launch a new military operation in northern Syria.[i] The announcement followed the debates on Sweden and Finland’s aim to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Turkish decision to block military and civilian flights to and from Syria

A New Turkish-Syrian Military Operation in Syria: Navigating Other Stakeholders2022-06-22T12:14:17+03:00
8 Apr, 2022

Syrian Immigration in Turkish Party Politics

Firat Kimya | 08 April 2022 | TR

Syrian immigration to Turkey has become a controversial topic since the first wave of refugees arrived in 2011. While the immigration issue initially largely remained outside of party politics, it began to occupy a more central place in political debates over the second half of the last decade due to the increasing number of Syrians and their prolonged stay

Syrian Immigration in Turkish Party Politics2022-04-12T14:00:29+03:00
31 Aug, 2021

The Past, Present, and Future of the Syrian National Army
Aug 31, 2021

Navvar Saban | 31 August 2021 | TR

Towards the end of 2017, the Syrian Interim Government announced the establishment of the "Syrian National Army (SNA)," whose main objective was to unite all military factions that had fought against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in addition to the YPG/SDF throughout the Turkish-led "Euphrates Shield" and "Olive Branch" military operations.

The Past, Present, and Future of the Syrian National Army
Aug 31, 2021
2022-04-29T17:09:14+03:00
27 Aug, 2021

Heated Conflict or Consolidation of the Status Quo in Northeast Syria: What is next for the AANES ?

Bedir Mulla Rashid Mehmet Emin Cengiz | 27 August 2021 | TR | AR

Following the presidential elections held in Syria in May 2021, the PYD-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) has witnessed protests in the territories under its control. The deteriorating economic living standards coupled with the Syrian Democratic Forces’ forced military conscription led people to organize protests

Heated Conflict or Consolidation of the Status Quo in Northeast Syria: What is next for the AANES ?2022-04-11T13:36:31+03:00
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