Arab Spring: A flashback to past 10 years

The wave of democratization, which began with the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, took down the authoritarian leaders of Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Whereas the uprising in Bahrain was crushed thanks to Saudi Arabia’s military intervention, Iran and Russia ensured the survival of Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria.

Arab Spring A flashback to past 10 years
YPG is Turkey's red line in Syria Erdoğan to tell

YPG is Turkey's red line in Syria, Erdoğan to tell Trump in Paris

President Erdoğan's visit to Paris for Armistice Day commemorations is expected to see a meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, during which key issues, particularly FETÖ and the YPG, will be discussed


Turkey has said it is resolutely committed to clearing the YPG terror threat from northeastern Syria and recently shelled YPG positions along its borders. Experts say Ankara will no longer wait around for the Manbij deal and will take any necessary steps to address the issue

While long distance has been covered against Daesh on many fronts, war is still far from complete

Turkey has executed two successful military operations in northern Syria. After Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkish security forces undertook Operation Olive Branch with fewer human losses and less cost.

It took just 58 days for the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) to liberate the Afrin city center.

What should Pompeo do?

The U.S. should have realised that Turkey was not bluffing about clearing its border from all terrorist elements

What should Pompeo do
Europe must appreciate Turkey's commitment to counterterrorism

Europe must appreciate Turkey's commitment to counterterrorism

Under a new counter-terrorism policy, Turkey is committed to neutralizing national security threats in Syria and Iraq whether European leaders like it or not


Contrary to claims from some malicious circles, the main reason for Turkey's presence in Syria is to purge its border of terrorist elements

In one of the most debated books in the U.S., "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of the Nations," Amy Chua, a Yale University professor, wrote about how identity politics abroad is often missed by the U.S. and how this negligence has generated major failures in U.S. foreign policy.

Operation Olive Branch expedited a process that will determine the future of the People's Protection Units (YPG), the PKK terrorist organization's Syrian branch.

As the major powers reconsider their plans in Syria, the fight between proxies on the ground is getting more intense

Kurdish Syrian politician says PYD/PKK never allows any group which defends a different point of view

If Washington continues to test Ankara's patience by pushing for the creation of a ‘terror corridor' and state-like entity on its doorstep, then the make-or-break time for relations might be upon us

If anybody thought that Daesh's defeat would lead to de-escalation in Syria, they must be seriously disappointed..

Turkey's counterterrorism offensive in Afrin gives hope for people in the region to have a better life in the near future

It is high time for Washington to revise its short-sighted YPG policy indoctrinated by CENTCOM

As the number of dead YPG militants increases and Turkish-backed forces advance toward the center of Afrin, there will be a more determined effort to limit and ultimately render Operation Olive Branch unsuccessful

The West's refusal to view the YPG as a terrorist organization and the Western media's romanticization of 'the Kurds' reflect an eagerness to stop Turkey's anti-terror operation

If Washington reconsiders its YPG policy, it will understand its irrational expectations of Ankara

With the liberation of Afrin, Turkey will have dealt a major blow to PKK terrorists and their sponsors and seriously undermine efforts to create a terror corridor across northern Syria