Reports: Children among the dead after Syrian rebels clash in Turkish-held Afrin

Clashes between Syrian rebel groups in the northern city of Afrin left at least two children dead Thursday.

Al-Monitor Staff | Armed Militias and Extremist Groups | May 29, 2020
al-monitor A member of Jaish al-Islam takes a selfie with a mobile phone in the town of Soussian in Aleppo countryside, Syria, Sept. 23, 2018. There was a clash among Jaish al-Islam and two other Turkish-backed militias in Afrin on March 28, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi.

What does Libya’s ‘Syrianization’ scenario mean for key actors?

Turkey may have gotten kudos for tipping the balance in Libya, but Russian countermoves raise the prospect of Turkish collaboration with Russia in the North African country, which is not to the liking of countries that have been giving plaudits to Ankara.

Fehim Tastekin | Libya conflict | May 29, 2020

Turkey's assault against Syrian Kurds leaves trail of misery and spin

Was a burn victim hit by white phosphorus during Turkey's invasion of Ras al-Ain in October? Whatever the reason, he and many others are still suffering.

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Why is Erdogan afraid of free bread?

Turkey's main opposition party has successfully turned the pandemic into an opportunity by building a dynamic grassroots movement in the face of authoritarian rule.

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Erdogan dedicates Turkish island project to hanged idol

Turkey’s president says the island of Yassiada may become a Turkish Camp David, while critics slam the destruction of the landscape and archaeological heritage.

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