Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield is Shielding What?
Opinion

Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield is Shielding What?

Turkey, in a bid to legitimize its uninvited, illegal incursion into northern Syria, has created several media platforms specifically reporting on what it calls “Operation Euphrates Shield.” Operation Euphrates Shield, according to official Turkish government statements, aims at “securing” a buffer zone in northern Syria spanning from the Euphrates river in the east and extending…

Will He Halt? Erdogan Is Now Just 15 KM From Syrian Army in Aleppo
Middle East

Will He Halt? Erdogan Is Now Just 15 KM From Syrian Army in Aleppo

As Turkish forces in northern Syria continue to advance south taking more ground from ISIS for the rebels pro-Erdogan press reports that Russia’s president Vladimir Putin called his Turkish counterpart and congratulated him on the extension of his occupation zone in Syria. My hunch is this in fact never happened, particularly since Moscow has previously pointed out…