Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Two years into the Syrian Civil War, the U.S. and Turkey have been closely coordinating their efforts to bring about regime change in Damascus. But this policy of regime change in a neighboring country is fraught with grave dangers both for Turkey and the U.S. Not only does this ongoing war threaten Turkey’s carefully nurtured image of a stable country, but the further radicalization of the armed opposition groups cast aside the hopes of a pluralistic post-Assad Syria. Ankara’s unconditional support to Sunni militant groups in Syria carries the risk of inflaming sectarian divisions all across the Middle East.
 
 
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Halil Karaveli
Halil Karaveli
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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