Turkish-Held Areas in Syria Become Asylum for ISIS

Turkish-Held Areas in Syria Become Asylum for ISIS

The news of an ISIS leader elimination, Abu Ibrahim al-Quraishi, by the U.S. forces in Syria’s Idlib went around the whole world last month. On the night between Wednesday February 9 to Thursday February 10, American commandos had airdropped from helicopters in the town of Atmeh that located near the Turkish border, and then they stormed a house, where allegedly the Daesh’s boss was hiding. Al-Quraishi blew himself up during the erupted clashes. According to the White Helmets, thirteen people were also killed in the explosion, including four children and three women.   It is worth noting...

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Devil’s Advocate: How Turkey Is Seeking to Save Its Syrian Proxies

Devil’s Advocate: How Turkey Is Seeking to Save Its Syrian Proxies

On July 28, the U.S. Treasury Department, vowing to keep pursuing accountability for perpetrators of human rights violations in the country, imposed sanctions on the Turkish-backed Ahrar Al-Sharqia, a faction in the Syrian Civil war, that committed the outrageous murder of Kurdish female politician Hevrin Khalaf in 2019. The decision, made at the insistence of the Biden administration which can hardly be considered friendly towards Turkey, has made Ankara worry for the fate of its allies in northwestern Syria. Realizing a potential threat of further sanctions, Ankara was quick to take what...

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The Reverse Side of Turkish ‘Aid’ to Syria

The Reverse Side of Turkish ‘Aid’ to Syria

From the beginning of its illegal invasion of Syria, Ankara has been trying to put right its crimes with international community by thinking up arguments and suitable excuses while at the same time veiling real motives for its presence and military actions on the Syrian territory. The main pretext for these actions is the struggle with Kurdish People Protection Units that pose a threat to Ankara by operating in the areas that border Turkey. Turkish authorities believe that the creation of a Kurdish autonomous state (Rojava) will lead to terrorists flowing into Turkish territory. For the...

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How Turkey Inspired Its Little Brother, Azerbaijan

How Turkey Inspired Its Little Brother, Azerbaijan

During a recent visit to the captured areas of Nagorno-Karabakh, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev ordered the destruction of historical inscriptions on the Armenian churches, calling them “fake.” The order aiming to erase the region’s cultural and religious identity targets all the churches on the territories that fell under Baku’s control in the aftermath of the violent escalation of conflict last autumn. Despite their outrageous and abhorrent implications, these criminal intentions were largely ignored by the media. In this aspect Nagorno-Karabakh repeats the fate of another area...

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