Turkey

For Whom the Syrian Bell Tolls

The top geopolitical tragedy in 2012 is bound to remain the top geopolitical tragedy in 2013: the rape of Syria. Just as once in a while I go back to my favorite Hemingway passages, lately I’ve been going back to some footage I shot years ago of the Aleppo souk […]

Syria: Apocalypse Cancelled

The situation around Syria has been eased the last days. The Americans are withdrawing the USS Eisenhower and USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Groups from the Eastern Mediterranean. President Obama expects this step would ‘ease the tension in the region’. What kind of tension has happened to be a matter […]

NATO Turns Up Heat in Syria Psy-War

NATO tells tales of recently launched “Scud missiles” to retroactively justify Patriot missile deployment months in the making. In a recent bid to psychologically break Syria’s government and military leadership, producing long sought-after defections, US-led NATO has decided to place Patriot missile systems along the Turkish-Syrian border. The announcement was […]

They Are Supporting Al-Qaeda in Syria

The Syrian national state and its armed forces are continuing to fiercely resist the global war targeting them. And while they are deploying all efforts and capabilities to provide the requirements of economic steadfastness and overcome the consequences of the terrorism and armed rebellion carried out in some provinces, they […]

Turks, Cease Fire!

In the Middle Eastern corrida, the moment of truth is approaching fast. Assad’s Syria is running around the arena like a wounded bull, fraught and worn down by a year of cruel strife. Banderillas of mujaheeds stick out of his broken hide. The public, the Europeans, the Americans, the Gulf […]

Turkey Headed for Trouble

Recent developments in the Middle East had a considerable impact on the standing of Turkey, a country deeply involved in the unfolding Syrian tragedy. It currently appears that Turkey’s neighbors – Iran and Iraq – are growing allergic to the attempts made by Ankara to establish itself as the dominant […]

Ankara Has Fallen into the “Syrian Trap”

Turkey’s foreign policy is going through a fiasco. The leader of the opposition Republican People’s Party even accused the country’s foreign minister of “narrow-mindedness” on live television. A scandal erupted after RPP MPs from were prevented from inspecting a Syrian refugee camp. In 2009, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who […]