Tag: Kurds

Turkey is Not Fighting Kurds – Turkey is Fighting a Specific Group of Extremist Terrorists

A majority of media outlets outside of Turkey and some neighbouring states falsely claim that Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch and a forthcoming/post-US withdrawal operation to neutralise terrorists in Syria east of the River Euphrates is designed to target “the Kurds”. Likewise, many US political leaders including National Security Advisor John […]

Erdogan’s War of Words With Netanyahu Signifies Significant Geopolitical Change in The Middle East

The Erdogan-Netanyahu war of words intensifies  The increasingly frequent war of words between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu has escalated in the aftermath of Israel’s parliament passing the Nation State Law which codifies in very plain language, the long standing reality that the position of Jews […]

The “Manbij Model” Is Promising, But It’s Still Far From Perfect

The so-called “Manbij Model” that the US and Turkey agreed to in jointly administering the strategic city following the YPG’s withdrawal is promising but nevertheless imperfect because it fails to address the Kurdish-led “deep state” that controls the SDF’s political and military activities in northeastern Syria. The US and Turkey […]

The Putin-Assad Summit In Sochi Proved That “Balancing” Yields Results

Russia’s “balancing” strategy was vindicated yesterday after the Syrian President came to Sochi and announced his country’s full participation in the post-Daesh constitutional revisionism process. Restoring The “Balance” President Putin’s feting of “Israeli” “Prime Minister” Benjamin Netanyahu as his guest of honor during last week’s Victory Day celebrations shocked many […]

Russia Is Already “Balancing” Iran In The Mideast

Russia’s predominant position in Syria & Iraqi Kurdistan places Moscow right in the middle of the misleadingly characterized “Shiite Crescent” and allows the Kremlin to “balance” Iranian influence in the Mideast better than any other country ever possibly could. It’s impossible to ignore the geopolitical reality that the “progressive” faction […]

Turkey And US Both Deny Reaching Agreement on Operation Olive Branch as Relations Continue to Plummet

When outgoing US Secretary of State met Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on the 16th of February, it was said that on the 19th of March, the two countries would hold further discussions regarding some sort of agreement on the US disarming Kurdish YPG/PKK militants in Manbij, the Syrian city that […]