Tag: Syria

  • EU’s bitter lessons

    The European Union continues to struggle with its economic and migration crises. The huge debt, obsolete political and economic regulations and inability to manage its migration policy are important alerts for the EU indicating the Brussels’s need to change its compass, says Pino Arlacchi, Member of the European Parliament. By pursuing the US political course in the […]

  • Turkey forces aid group Mercy Corps to shut down its operations

    Mercy Corps provides aid to around 500,000 people inside Syria each month Credit: AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis Raf Sanchez, Middle East correspondent 8 March 2017 • 4:42pm Turkey’s government has abruptly forced a major international aid organisation to stop working to help Syrian refugees in Turkish territory. Mercy Corps, one of the world’s largest humanitarian groups, was […]

  • Inside the Syrian Dust Bowl

    The Assad family’s favorite international development organization tried to turn Syria into an agricultural powerhouse. Its failure sparked a civil war. By Peter Schwartzstein On July 15, 2012, Mahmoud Solh at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) received the news he’d long been dreading: Syrian rebel fighters had drawn too […]

  • Geneva Talks III: Light at The End Of The Tunnel or a Mirage in The Syrian Desert?

    Author: Şakir Alemdar, PhD Candidate, Near East University, Nicosia Date: May 06, 2016 *Source: Daily Sabah © Geneva Talks III: Light at The End Of The Tunnel or a Mirage in The Syrian Desert? Summary UN led Geneva III negotiations aimed at solving the Syrian conflict appears to have taken off despite earlier doubts. The […]

  • Turkish Embassy in London PRESS RELEASE

    PRESS RELEASE Turkey has been facing threats and attacks emanating from Syria since the start of the conflict. So far, 158 Turkish citizens have lost their lives to the attacks originated from Syria. The terrorist attack that took the lives of 32 Turkish citizens in Suruç on 20th July reaffirms that Turkey is under a […]