... pursuing several objectives; primary among them is clearing the Afrin region of the PYD armed groups who pose a direct threat to Turkey’s national security due to their connection to the Turkey-based terrorist organization Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK, Kurdish: Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê). Despite its efforts to explain to the international community the underlying motives behind the deployment of troops on Syrian soil, the Turkish government has not received messages of solidarity, either from ...
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... Ankara and Kurdish extremists had been voluntarily engaged in a several-years-long truce and the so-called problem solving process . Turkish intelligence had been in secret negotiations in Oslo with representatives of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), whose leader Abdullah Öcalan had been praised by the pro-government politicians as the leader of the Kurds although the terrorists represent only a fraction of the Kurdish people. In those days, everyone could see the advisers of President ...
Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal 36 (35%) Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions 27 (26%) While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution 22 (21%) Armed conflict still cannot be avoided 12 (12%) Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region 4 (4%) Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea 2 (2%)