Author Articles

November 19, 2017

A sadly critical fissure has developed in Syr­ian society.

October 22, 2017

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

September 30, 2017

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

September 16, 2017

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

August 26, 2017

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

July 22, 2017

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

June 25, 2017

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

June 17, 2017

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

May 20, 2017

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

April 29, 2017

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

April 22, 2017

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

March 11, 2017

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

February 11, 2017

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