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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.

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.

This is Genocide: The U.S. Senate’s Armenian Gambit vis-à-vis Turkey

Dr Can Erimtan | US-Turkey relations may be devolving into tit-for-tat recriminations – against a backdrop of an ever widening trans-Atlantic rift.

Reports: Russian Military to Form New Group to Replace SDF in Northern Syria

21WIRE + AMN | Moscow and Damascus hoping to capitalize on their gains of late, retraining and managing disparate Kurdish forces formerly under US command.

Erdogan Threatens to Close US Incirlik Air Base if US Continue to Sanction Turkey

21WIRE | The loss of these Cold War era facilities would be a major blow to US, and likely lead to Turkey crashing out of NATO.

NATO’s Terrorist Army: Hundreds of Jaysh Al-Izza Defectors Join Turkish-Backed Forces

21WIRE + South Front | Terrorist factions continue to join NATO’s ranks, as Erdogan tries to sustain his violent proxy war in Syria.

Turkish FM: ‘Israel Will Never Achieve Its Dreams in Palestine’

AMN | Turkish minister warning Israel that it’s plan to ethnically cleanse of native Palestinian population will not succeed.

NATO at 70: The Time Has Come to Retire This Alliance

Sheila Coombes | NATO has celebrated its 70th Birthday in London this week – an anniversary which should’ve have been reached.  

Turkey’s 6th Religious Council: The Dawn of a Sharia-compliant New Turkey

Dr Can Erimtan | With the approaching centennial of the Republic’s foundation, Turkey’s AKP-led government is closer than ever to realising its vision of a new Islamic state in Turkey.

NEW REPORT: Evidence of Turkey’s War Crimes in Syria and ISIS Members Within its Ranks

Khaled Iskef | Available evidence suggests NATO member Turkey has committed war crimes in Syria, and is employing known terrorists under the banner of its armed forces.

Turks, Kurds, Armenians & Americans: Genocide Denial as the Turkish Republic’s Raison d’être

Dr. Can Erimtan | Denial of an Armenian genocide has become a crucial political calculation in Erdogan’s New Turkey.

No Man’s Land: ‘Former’ American ISIS Terrorist Stranded Between Greece and Turkey

21WIRE + South Front | Why is US now abandoning its previously valued jihadi field assets deployed in Syria?

Turkish Proxies Attack Syrian Army Positions In Northern Al-Hasakah

21WIRE + South Front | No doubt that Washington is pleased by the escalation of hostilities in northeastern Syria.

Syrian Army Secure Oil Field Near Northeastern Border with Turkey

Syria News | Unfortunately for the Kurdish militants, the US will not be underwriting their separatist dream for much longer.

SDF Use Russian ‘METIS’ Anti-Tank System to Destroy New Turkish Military Cannon

Khaled Iskef | Turkey’s military now sustaining losses of heavy assets on the field of battle in Syria.

SYRIA: Turkey Implicated in War Crimes, Systematically Targeting Medical Personnel, Aid Workers

Khaled Iskef | New reports suggest that Turkish forces are targeting medical personnel and aid works in northeastern Syria.

Syrian Army Thwart New Militant Attack on the ‘Axis of Al-Kabina’ in Northern Lattakia

Khaled Iskef | Turkey deploys its militant proxies in order to distract SAA from its focus on regaining territory in Idlib.