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21WIRE's archive of one of the most under-reported areas of Middle East geopolitics, and yet one of the most crucial in terms of charting the future of the region. Here you will find in-depth and timely analysis not found anywhere else.

EU Sends Reinforcements to Greece to Help Secure Border With Turkey

AP | Greece is struggling to stop a massive wave of migrants pushing in from the east.

US-Israel Predictably Behind Turkish Aggression in Syria

Tony Cartalucci | Turkey now has to decide if it wants to end the Syrian conflict on the side of those losers, or with the victors.

Despite Al-Nusra Breaches, Syria and Russia Working to Open M5 Highway

Khaled Iskef | Until militant groups begin to withdrawal from positions threatening the M5 highway, then further clashes are expected.

Turkey in Syria: Stuck Down a Blind Alley in an Unwinnable War

Tony Cartalucci | Contrary to Western narratives, hostilities in Idlib are not Syria’s doing, nor that of Syria’s Russian and Iranian allies.

Iranian Forces in Syria Warn Turkey Over Recent Drone Strikes in Idlib

21WIRE + South Front | Any more escalation by Ankara could lead to a serious military confrontation in the region.

Idlib’s Bloody Thursday: Where Fake News and Martyrdom Collide

Dr Can Erimtan | Erdogan is playing an increasingly dangerous game in Syria, and risks a busted flush.

Turkey’s Eurasianist Moment: The Importance of Idlib and Russia

Dr Can Erimtan | Understanding the historic and political elements which form the backdrop of Erdogan’s perilous geopolitical high-wire act.

UKC News: Turkey and NATO Pushing for War, Assange in Court, Mini Nukes

UKC News | Co-hosts Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with this week’s top stories.

Despite Turkish Threats, Syrian Army Launches New Military in Jabal al-Zawiya, Idlib

Khaled Iskef | Turkey’s rhetoric and aggressive posturing has not stopped the Syrian government from advancing to liberate the last terrorist stronghold of Idlib.

SYRIA: Turkish-backed Militants Suffer Devastating loss in Idlib

AMN | A fierce battle in northern Syria has wiped out one of NATO member Turkey’s al Qaeda fighting brigades.

What’s Really Driving Countries Like Turkey and India to Buy Russian S-400s?

21WIRE | Why is everyone so interested in this Russian weapons system?

Erdogan’s ‘Turkish Twist’ Risks Wider War in Syria and Middle East

21WIRE.TV | It seems Turkey and Syria are moving closer to all-out war, but is it too late for this crisis be walked-back?

VIDEO: Why Turkey’s Position in Syria is Increasingly Problematic

Patrick Henningsen | Erdogan’s game of backgammon in Syria is unsustainable, as is the game being played by US.

Al-Qaeda’s Air Force? Erdogan Protecting HTS in Idlib, Threatens to Attack Advancing Syrian Army

21WIRE | Turkey’s increasing use of terrorist brigades is damaging its legitimacy as a NATO member.

SYRIA: Infighting Continues Between Militants in Aleppo’s Eastern Countryside

Khaled Iskef | The in-fighting continues, as rival jihadist and Turkish proxies continue to compete for the spoils of war.

The Battle for Aleppo: HTS Opens New Front to Draw Syria and Russia Away from Idlib

Khaled Iskef | As pressure mounts on the terrorist stronghold of Idlib, militants attempt to draw Syrian and Russian forces away into a defensive effort to save Aleppo.

Awaiting the Mahdi: Soleimani’s Martyrdom and the End of Stupidistan

Dr Can Erimtan | Behind all of the geopolitical machinations, multiple ‘end times’ eschatological worldviews are making their way to the surface.

Turkish Intervention in Libya – Has Ankara Split its Militants’ Ranks in Northern Syria?

Khaled Iskef | Time will tell whether this bold move will undermine Turkey’s lofty regional ambitions.

Is Erdogan Recycling Terrorists from Idlib, to a New Civil War in Libya?

21WIRE + Mideast Discourse | Bad news for Libya, as Turkey offers yet another lifeline to its al-Qaeda fighters.

Istanbul’s ‘Syrian Government in Exile’, Now Demanding Military Action in Idlib

21WIRE + South Front | For Syria’s ‘opposition in exile’ there’s still the glimmer of hope that the West will re-enter the theatre and help install them into power and rescue their purported ‘revolution’ of 2011.