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The essay focuses on the development of the enduring alliance between Syria and Iran which dates back to almost three decades ago. The author attempts to examine the Syrian-Iranian alliance within the context of regional politics and international developments. She later argues unless there is  a regime change in Tehran and/or Damascus, Syria and Iran will be dependent on their alliance to further their geopolitical interests in the future. The author believes the regimes in Damascus and Tehran present a challenge to Turkey. Finally the essay critically examines Turkey’s position towards Tehran and Damascus...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Özgül Erdemli Mutlu
Özgül Erdemli Mutlu

Özgül Erdemli Mutlu is the Director of Environmental Policies and International Relations at the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA), and has been working in the third sector both professionally and as a volunteer for the past 18 years. 

From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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