Turkey


After Raqqa?

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi,  has already declared that the ISIS ‘Caliphate’ is over. He took the opportunity to say so last week when…


Syria: Next Steps

The US air strikes to neutralize Assad’s chemical ability to conduct chemical attacks like the one we saw in Idlib this week, Aleppo before Christmas…





Assassination in Ankara: First Thoughts

Turkey and Russia can get over this but it will take serious, level headed diplomacy. This appears to have already begun.  The scheduled meeting between…


The EU: Cold on Turkey

As it is Thanksgiving weekend, it is natural that our thoughts turn to Turkey. The Turkish question has certainly occupied the minds of MEPs this…