Category: Syria

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Conn Hallinan: Turkey’s Failed Gamble in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest gamble in Syria’s civil war appears to have come up snake eyes

Mehmet Ozalp: Turkey and Russia lock horns in Syria as fear of outright war escalates

As the nine-year Syrian civil war enters its final turn, Turkey and Russia, long-time allies in Syria, are on the brink of war over the Syrian province of Idlib

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Juan Cole: Turkey mobilizes for war with Syria and Russia

Nearly 3 Dozen Turkish Troops Killed

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Elise Boyle Espinosa: Fighting with pens in Rojava’s “war of education”

Rojava’s revolutionary education system is built around a homegrown curriculum promoting gender equality, ecology and social and cultural inclusivity.

Hussein A. Amery: Climate, not conflict, drove many Syrian refugees to Lebanon

Many refugees told me that even if their home region became physically safe to return to, they would not go back. They feared they would be unable to eke out a living from the increasingly arid land

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Robert Fisk: I talked to everybody I could in Syria. That’s how you find out the truth

I’ve spent months these past eight years in Syria’s amputated cities. They are a scar on all our lives – the Russians, the Syrians, the armed Islamists, the western powers that spent more time trying to destroy Syria than the Syrian regime

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Debbie Bookchin: Eyewitnesses to the Rojava revolution: hevaltî and dignity

Interview on how the revolution has impacted everyday life in Rojava

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Patrick Cockburn: Erdogan’s Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening

Such atrocities are ethnic cleansing in action and are what Trump greenlit when he opened the door to the Turkish invasion of Syria

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Jonathan Steele: The OPCW and Douma

Chemical Weapons Watchdog Accused of Evidence-Tampering by Its Own Inspectors

Daniel Brown: International solidarity: fighting at home for the revolution abroad

Campaigns against apartheid in both South Africa and Israel provide important lessons for the Rojava international solidarity movement against Turkey’s invasion

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