Tag: Turkey

New military formation in Northern Syria could be a game changer

Conflict reports in Northwest Syria were mixed after the announcement of a new military formation that includes factions actively engaged in the Syrian opposition, with the support of  the Turkish government. Four military groups in the North West of Syria, all with different aims and objectives and all in a densely populated narrow geographic area,…

Qatar, A Breach in the Blockade

When Saudi Arabia launched a diplomatic crusade against Qatar last June, it was widely speculated that the crisis would reach a swift resolution, as was the case with a similar situation three years prior. However, 2014 saw a quieter conflict in which the diplomatic impasse was relieved after a series of clandestine agreements were struck. The…

The Kurdish conundrum. The new crux in the Syrian conflict

Last month the United States announced the creation of a new security force in the territories controlled by Kurdish Syrians along the Turkish border. Erdogan -Turkey’s president- promptly responded he would annihilate the new ‘Kurdish terror army’. Syria has yet again fallen into a never ending civil war. Barin Kobane was a female Kurdish fighter,…

Rural Idlib and Hama: violent battles between the regime forces and the armed opposition

In the south-eastern Idlib countryside, fierce battles are raging between the forces of the regime and the militias supporting them on the one hand, and the fighters of the “Sham Liberation” and the opposition factions on the other hand. More than 95 civilians have been killed and more than 200 wounded in three weeks of intense air…

Turkey, the march of non-violence for rights

Turkey, the long “march for justice”, the most important event organized by the opposition since 2013, ended on 9 July. Hundreds of thousands of people have come down the street to claim “Rights, Legality, Justice”. Chp leader: “We will break the walls of fear”. “Rights, Legality, Justice” The long “march for justice” lasted 24 days,…

Turkey, Censorship 2.0

The Turkey authorities has censored Wikipedia. The government’s accusation against the digital encyclopedia is to lead a “defamatory campaign” against the country. The Wikimedia Foundation has appealed to Ankara Court that rejected. The case: the online encyclopedia blocked in Turkey Since April 29, Turkey has decided to block Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. The news…