People are losing friends over Trump and Brexit but no one seems too concerned about civilians killed in aggressive wars.
There are no quick or easy solutions to Turkey’s terrorism crisis. However if the crisis is to be overcome Turkey urgently needs to reconcile with Syria and Iraq, in order to secure peace and establish good neighbourly relations with these countries, ending the threat of Jihadi terrorism spreading to its territory. Turks also urgently needs to focus on the fight against ISIS, work for better relations with Russia, and in the long term seek reconciliation with the Armenians and the Kurds.
The brutal ISIS attack on Turkish forces should serve as a wake up call for Ankara to fully disassociate herself with any and all terrorists.
Contrary to Western fake news, Assad’s approach towards terrorists is deeply humane, some would say overly humane. Here is what we know and what must be answered.
Whilst the world watches Syria, Libya has become a failed state. Solutions to this problem are difficult, but all reasonable options must be considered.
As predicted in The Duran ISIS has not abandoned Mosul but is resisting fiercely whilst the US led Iraqi coalition offensive to recapture the city has stalled. If Mosul is not recaptured from ISIS before Inauguration Day in January, then it will be open for US President Trump and Russian President Putin to agree a joint plan for its recapture.