Kutluhan Görücü graduated from Kocaeli University, Department of International Relations. He completed his master's degree at Kocaeli University, Department of Political History, with the thesis titled "Syrian Turkmens During the Syrian War (2011-2021)". He works as a researcher at SETA Foreign Policy Directorate. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Suriye Gundemi website. His areas of study are the Syrian war, non-state armed actors, terrorism, Turkmens and DAESH.
Southern Türkiye was jolted by twin earthquakes on February 6 that caused unprecedented devastation across an extremely vast area, impacting 11 provinces. Almost on par with the scale of the devastation, Türkiye has also received a huge amount of humanitarian aid from many countries with which Türkiye both has cordial and strained relations. In light of the considerable level of solidarity showcased by many countries, it is still unclear whether this atmosphere of solidarity and amicability will translate into tangible outcomes in the respective bilateral relations between Türkiye and these nations. Likewise, it is also unclear whether the solidarity displayed by countries with which Türkiye had tense relations until the earthquakes will cause a thaw in bilateral ties and lead to a new chapter in relations. We asked foreign policy experts to weigh in on these questions.
The report presents the number and time line of the YPG car bomb attacks, elaborates on the different types of car bomb attacks, and discusses the YPG’s strategy of employing a great number of such attacks in Syria.