Is Ankara afraid of being invaded?

Source: Arab News By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed The Syrian war, which began nine years ago, marks the first time that Turkey’s air force and artillery has targeted Syrian regime forces and Iranian militias. Turkish F-16 fighter jets or drones would not have entered Syrian airspace — where Syrian, Iranian and Russian […]

Iraqi militia threatens Islamic State’s supply route to Syria

 Reuters International NOV 16, 2016 – www.swissinfo.ch A woman holds her child as she crosses from the Islamic State fighters-controlled part of Mosul into the Iraqi special forces soldiers-controlled part of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (reuters_tickers) By Ahmed Rasheed, John Davison and Dominic Evans BAGHDAD/BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi Shi’ite militias […]

Kurdish corridor

Oct 08,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – MUSA KEILANI The imminent fall of Aleppo to Russian and Syrian army troops will not put an end to a civil war that has so far cost the lives of over 400,000 civilians and displaced 8 million people, according to UN figures.  The 900 […]

Taking Turkey Seriously

STOCKHOLM – Istanbul, in western Turkey, is one of Europe’s great cities. As Constantinople, it was the capital of the Roman and Byzantine Empires, and after its capture and renaming by Mehmed II in 1453, it served as the capital of the Ottoman Empire for nearly another 500 years. Throughout […]