The Future of the Kurds

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by Graham E. Fuller Of all the peoples of the Middle East who have suffered through  various wars and manipulations by the US and other foreign powers over the past century, the Kurds are probably the only people whose national… Continue Reading  

Will Turkey Re-introduce Death Penalty?

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by Eldar Mamedov At their meeting on July 18 in Brussels, the EU foreign ministers adopted conclusions on the latest developments in Turkey. Beyond the expected condemnation of the coup attempt and exhortations for the government to show restraint toward… Continue Reading  

Looking at the Kurdish Question in Turkey

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by Robert Olson In this article I want to discuss some of the dimensions of Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu’s speech at Mardin Artuklu University on Feb. 5, 2016 at a meeting titled “Fraternity Gatherings Mardin Conference.”

Challenges and Consequences of the “Battle for Syria”

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by Robert Olson The struggle as to what countries, armies, militias and groups will dominate in Syria and Iraq is of crucial significance to the future of the Middle East, not just for the Arab countries but for Turkey, Iran, Israel… Continue Reading