Category: Syria

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Shamus Cooke: Obama’s “Safe Zone” in Syria will Inflame the War Zone

This “safe zone” is a major escalation of war, but it was described in soft tones by the media

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John Feffer: The Kurdish Elephant

In their latest deal to fight ISIS, Washington and Turkey are treating the Middle East’s largest stateless minority like pawns. That’s a huge mistake

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Taylan Tosun: Interim Regime in Turkey: Peace Process in Danger

The illegitimate power block, which defends the “red lines” of Turkish Republic, couldn’t tolerate the gains of Kurds both in Rojava and Turkey

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Ramzy Baroud: Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ‘IS’

It is the lack of political prospects, and the smothering of any attempt at freedom and fair economic opportunity, that lead to extremist violence in the first place

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Robert Fisk: Turkey-Kurdish Conflict

Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

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Juan Cole: Turkey’s new “war on terror” mainly targeting Kurds

What was at first announced as a new Turkish turn toward attacks on Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) on Friday has quickly become largely a campaign against Kurds instead. It is being alleged that the Turkish Air Force launched dozens of strikes against bases of the Kurdistan Workers Party over the border in Iraq on Saturday, and Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: Turkey’s hand to ISIS

Sending suicide bombers into south-eastern Turkey is a clear warning by the Islamic State to the Kurdish people

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Robert Fisk: What a choice for Egypt – a megalomaniac president or the madness of Isis

Egypt is following the path of so many other countries that are being torn apart. If you torture your people enough, Isis will germinate in their wounds

Steven Chovanec: Why We Must Not Arm Even 1 More Syrian Rebel

The fact that the US can find only 60 Syrian rebels to train is quite telling

Şervan Dervîş: Syria: Arabs and Kurds fighting to rebuild a democratic and inclusive revolution

The following interview with Burkan al-Firat Command Center spokesperson Şervan Dervîş was conducted by Ersin Çaksu for Özgür Gündem. In the interview Dervîş speaks about the recent victories won against ISIS [also known as Islamic State] in Rojava, the current fighting in Aleppo and the larger trajectory of the Syrian civil war, as well as Read more…

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