The Return of Syrian Refugees, A Priority to Whom?
Opinion

The Return of Syrian Refugees, A Priority to Whom?

The armed conflict in Syria caused the most severe material and moral damage in this country’s history. According to some published media estimates, the total amount of direct material damage caused to Syria’s infrastructure resulting from the war is $ 4.5 billion, indirect damage – about $ 28.6 billion. According to a report by the…

Syria’s International Conference on Refugees Is a Masterclass in Balancing
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Syria’s International Conference on Refugees Is a Masterclass in Balancing

The kinetic phase of the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria has mostly drawn to a close, as evidenced by the milestone event of the country hosting an international conference on the return of refugees, which resulted in several significant outcomes that speak to the masterful execution of its “balancing” strategy and raise hope that…

Death at the Border: Syrian Refugees Should Not Be Used as Political Pawns
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Death at the Border: Syrian Refugees Should Not Be Used as Political Pawns

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced in a surprising move on February 29 that he would be reopening his country’s border to Europe, allowing tens of thousands of mostly Syrian refugees into Greece and other European countries. Expectedly, over 100,000 people rushed to the Ipsala border point in the Edirne province separating Turkey from Greece, hoping to…

Greece’s Migrant Crisis Has Further Exposed Turkish Fake News
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Greece’s Migrant Crisis Has Further Exposed Turkish Fake News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s attempt to intimidate the Syrian Army and force them to withdraw to the Sochi Agreement lines in Idlib utterly failed, resulting in the Turkish leader having to embarrassingly accept large swathes of liberated territory will remain under Syrian sovereignty despite his attempts to occupy it. This was especially embarrassing as…

Coming Home to Roost: War Threatens to Spill Beyond Syria’s Borders
Opinion

Coming Home to Roost: War Threatens to Spill Beyond Syria’s Borders

As tens of thousands of refugees shiver in the cold on Turkey’s borders with Europe and a new phase of the brutal Syrian war erupts, Russia, Turkey, the European Union and the international community are being presented with the bill for a flawed, short-term approach to the nine-year old conflict that largely lacked empathy for…