Tag: Syrian Arab Republic

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 […]

Presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey Meet in Ankara – Erdogan Thanks Russia and Iran for Support in Operation Olive Branch

The Presidents of the Astana Group have met in Ankara to discuss further cooperation towards a peaceful settlement to the Syrian conflict. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who each pledged their support for a non-military solution to the conflict that involves […]