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Turkey Wonk

Oct 16, 2017

What the hell is going on in Idlib? Turkey has sent troops into a sliver of territory in northwestern Syria to monitor a tripartite deescalation zone, as part of the Astana process.

The terms of the agreement are murky, the reasons the actors agreed to this arrangement are also hard to understand. And to make things...

Oct 5, 2017

Turkey and the KRG have a complicated energy relationship. Ankara is the KRG’s main conduit for oil exports and, up until about a week ago, was the KRG’s most important ally in its squabbles with Baghdad. Now the tables have turned and the Turks and Baghdad are best friends, so much so that their militaries...