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Briefing on Turkey’s role in Afrin

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10 May 2018 Afrin is set to become a crucial test case for Turkey’s role in the future of Syria Afrin is being transformed through integration with neighbouring Turkish municipalities and the resettlement of large numbers of people Turkey has already taken similar steps to consolidate its influence in other areas of Syria, with mixed […]

Briefing on the domestic impact of Turkey’s ongoing military action in Syria

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01 February 2018 Turkey’s ongoing military operation in Syria is reshaping the country’s domestic politics     ‘Operation Olive Branch’ has won support across Turkey’s polarised political landscape, providing an opportunity for the government to cement its nationalist appeal The increasingly nationalist political consensus has also added to pressure on the government’s opponents, particularly the Peoples’ […]

Briefing on Turkey’s military operation in Afrin, Syria

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25 January 2018 Turkey’s latest military operation in Syria will be defined as much by its diplomatic impact as by its success or failure on the ground   The Turkish Armed Forces face significant obstacles to achieving a decisive victory against the predominantly Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin This is likely to be […]

Briefing on a new Turkish operation in Syria

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28 September 2017 Turkey is set to make another significant military intervention in Syria Turkey is expected to take a lead role in the proposed de-escalation zone in Idlib Idlib is dominated by the al-Qaeda linked Tahrir al-Sham, who recently pushed Turkish-backed rebels out of the province Turkey sees Idlib as the first step towards tackling […]

Briefing on the Turkey-Iran rapprochement

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17th August 2017 Turkey and Iran are cooperating again as shifting regional dynamics sees their interests align Turkey and Iran are no longer diametrically opposed over Syria, removing the main source of tension in their relationship Longstanding economic ties between the two countries are being bolstered by cooperation over the crisis in the Gulf Potential […]

Briefing on Turkish military operations in Syria

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27th July 2017 A Turkish military operation against Kurdish militants in Syria is becoming increasingly likely, but such a move faces a variety of challenges. Turkey has stepped up its presence in Syria ahead of possible military action against the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia with links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) […]