Fehim Taştekin

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 13, 2017. (photo by Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS)

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Is Erdogan promising a ghost army in Syria?

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

Erdogan promises to set up a “national army” in the area to be cleansed from the Islamic State in northern Syria, but with the combat assets available to him, never mind a national army, even a force to secure the cleansed area will not be easy.

Can Turkey take on Raqqa before concluding al-Bab?

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

Turkey is expanding its targets by proposing to partner with the United States at Raqqa before ending its al-Bab operation, a course that is laden with traps.

How Circassians maintain identity in changing Golan

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

Many Circassians who lost their homes in Quneitra, Syria, opened their doors to Al-Monitor at nearby Madinat al-Baath, where they recounted their stories.

Does Syria really want to reconcile with Kurds?

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

The future of Syrian Kurds is uncertain, but they have at least made it obvious that things must change.

Syrian Kurds rebuilding Kobani from rubble

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

The Kurds have high expectations for Rojava despite challenges.

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Fehim Taştekin is a Turkish journalist and a columnist for Turkey Pulse who previously wrote for Turkish newspapers Radikal and Hurriyet. He was the host of a weekly program called "SINIRSIZ" on IMC TV. He is an analyst specializing in Turkish foreign policy, and Caucasus, Middle East and EU affairs. He is the author of “Suriye: Yıkıl Git, Diren Kal”, “Rojava: Kürtlerin Zamanı” and “Karanlık Çöktüğünde - IŞİD”. Tastekin was also the founding editor of Agency Caucasus. On Twitter: @fehimtastekin

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