Stephen Starr is an Irish journalist who lived in Syria from 2007 to 2012. He is the author of Revolt in Syria: Eye-Witness to the Uprising (Oxford University Press: 2012).
A sadly critical fissure has developed in Syrian society.
Despite a series of disastrous attempts to further its influence in the region, Turkey has, it s
The rise of Kurdish nationalism in northern Iraq and elsewhere is a precedent that Turkey will no
The erosion of democratic institutions in Turkey should be a major concern for the European U
Away from the fighting and humanitarian disasters pummelling Syria, another tragedy that may ha
Meeting with Kurdish residents in eastern Turkey, there was a definite feeling that discriminatio
Not so long ago headlines depicted Turkey as a country buffeted by terrorist attacks and politica
It may be unthinkable to many but the degrees of separation that divide Western values and Islami
Having lived in Syria for four years prior to the outbreak of the 2011 uprising, neither I nor th
With Ankara announcing plans to rebuild 66 mosques and send 1,000 aid trucks into northern Syria,
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In my previous career as an English teacher in Damascus a decade ago, there was a gifted student
Without anyone taking much notice, the war in Syria has all but ended.
The Wadi Barada region north-west of Damascus is a place dwellers of Syria’s capital know well.
Predicting any outcome to the conflict in Syria is a tricky pursuit but, with the tide turning fo
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