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How Biden’s possible cabinet picks see Turkey and the SDF

How Biden’s possible cabinet picks see Turkey and the SDF

@_____mjb writes for North Press on how Biden’s potential cabinet members would deal with Turkey and the #SDF.
How a Democratic Administration Can Reset on Turkey and Northeast Syria

How a Democratic Administration Can Reset on Turkey and Northeast Syria

Meghan Bodette writes for North Press on how a Biden administration could undo damage of years of foreign policy decisions that have had disastrous outcomes for Kurds in the Middle…
One year later, no justice for victims of Turkish occupation

One year later, no justice for victims of Turkish occupation

It has now been one year since Turkish forces and their allied Syrian National Army (SNA) militias attacked Sere Kaniye and Tel Abyad in northern Syria. While human rights groups…
Turkey’s use of Syrian mercenaries abroad is evidence of opposition’s weakness in Syria

Turkey’s use of Syrian mercenaries abroad is evidence of opposition’s weakness in Syria

This week, multiple sources confirmed that Turkey has sent hundreds of Syrian mercenaries to fight alongside Azerbaijani forces against Armenia in the latest escalation in a newly aggressive pattern of…
Will Kurdish unity talks leave women behind?

Will Kurdish unity talks leave women behind?

The intra-Kurdish dialogue in Syria between the Kurdish National Unity Parties allied with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Kurdish National Council (ENKS), meant to reconcile the two main…
US can sanction Turkish-backed armed groups in Syria over war crimes

US can sanction Turkish-backed armed groups in Syria over war crimes

A recent report from the Department of Defense Lead Inspector General stated that the United States has the authority to sanction Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) groups that have committed…
Will the United States have a Syria strategy in 2021?

Will the United States have a Syria strategy in 2021?

With US presidential elections approaching in less than two months, both major political parties have criticized each other extensively on questions of foreign policy. Yet neither party appears to have…
Erdogan’s misogynist regime threatens peace and security in Syria

Erdogan’s misogynist regime threatens peace and security in Syria

Recently, Turkish officials have drawn severe criticism from feminists and human rights advocates around the world for calling for the country to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention—the first major international…
Is US Congress standing up to Turkish aggression?

Is US Congress standing up to Turkish aggression?

More legislation condemning various aspects of Turkey’s foreign and domestic policy has been introduced in the 116th Congress, which began in January 2019, than in any other Congress in recent…
What would a Biden administration mean for Turkey, Syria, and Kurds?

What would a Biden administration mean for Turkey, Syria, and Kurds?

A video clip of U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden expressing support for opposition in Turkey and criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of troops from the Turkish-Syrian border in…
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