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Kurdish north-east Syria: Frozen conflict with the EU in the backseat
With attacks on Kurds, Erdogan aims to weaken opposition ahead of election
Despite significant signs of rapprochement between Ankara and Damascus, the situation of de facto partition and frozen conflict seems likely to continue in Syria for the foreseeable future.
Erdoğan has created a private military and paramilitary system. He deploys this apparatus for domestic and foreign operations without official oversight.
The Kurds vow to defend themselves—alone if necessary—against Syria, Turkey and Russia.
“There’s no panic or despair. But a deep sense of betrayal”
Turkey’s Syria offensive could displace over a million Kurds, top analyst Jonathan Spyer warns. Believes Kurds will reject Israeli offer of humanitarian aid.
Once again, Kurds are complaining of “betrayal.”
On "Kurdophobia," Refugees and Reviving the National Pact Borders.
General Amidror: US withdrawal from Syria is a red flagץ
Former NSA warns that US pullout from Syria endangers Kurds, empowers Turkey, and sends troubling message to American allies.
President Erdogan is taking Turkey in dangerous directions. The conquest of the Kurdish 'Afrin enclave lends momentum to his ambitions. Erdogan must pay a manifest price for leading Turkey towards dictatorship and Islamism.
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