Author Articles

11-19-2017

A sadly critical fissure has developed in Syr­ian society.

10-22-2017

Despite a series of dis­astrous attempts to further its influence in the region, Turkey has, it s

09-30-2017

The rise of Kurdish nationalism in northern Iraq and elsewhere is a precedent that Turkey will no

09-16-2017

The erosion of dem­ocratic institu­tions in Tur­key should be a major concern for the Europe­an U

08-26-2017

Away from the fight­ing and humani­tarian disasters pummelling Syria, another tragedy that may ha

07-22-2017

Meeting with Kurdish residents in eastern Turkey, there was a definite feeling that discriminatio

06-25-2017

Not so long ago headlines depicted Turkey as a country buffeted by terrorist attacks and politica

06-17-2017

It may be unthinkable to many but the degrees of separation that divide Western values and Islami

05-20-2017

Having lived in Syria for four years prior to the outbreak of the 2011 uprising, neither I nor th

04-29-2017

With Ankara announcing plans to rebuild 66 mosques and send 1,000 aid trucks into northern Syria,

04-22-2017

Istanbul - That Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) gove

03-11-2017

In my previous career as an English teacher in Damascus a decade ago, there was a gifted student

02-11-2017

Without anyone taking much notice, the war in Syria has all but ended.

01-28-2017

The Wadi Barada region north-west of Damascus is a place dwellers of Syria’s capital know well.

12-10-2016

Predicting any outcome to the conflict in Syria is a tricky pursuit but, with the tide turning fo

11-19-2016

The monumental surprise package that has morphed into US President-elect Donald Trump has caught