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Turkey Shoots Down Third Plane As Syrian Forces Retake Town

On the 2 March 2020, Turkish forces shot down a fighter jet flown by Syrian government forces, over southern Idlib. Meanwhile, Syrian forces have retaken the strategic town of Saraqeb in Northwest Syria, combing through neighbourhoods and further endangering the lives of civilians. Both Syrian media and the Turkish defense […]


Violence In Greek-Turkish Border Enters Second Week

Origins Of The Crisis In late February, following Turkey’s announcement opening its borders towards continental Europe, thousands of migrants and refugees made their way to the Greek border. This resulted in violence on both sides, with Greece and European Union claiming a coordinated attack and Turkey an overwhelmed system. Both […]


Turkey And Syria Clash In First Direct Conflict In Ongoing Civil War

As the Syrian Civil War enters its ninth year, the Turkish and Syrian governments clashed for the first time. On February 27th, “thirty-three of our soldiers were martyred as a result of the airstrike… by the forces of the [Bashar al-] Assad regime,” said Rahmi Dogan, the governor of a […]


Turkey And Russia Agree On Idlib Ceasefire Amid Intensifying Confrontation

On March 6th, Turkey and Russia concurred on a joint ceasefire agreement in Idlib, while clashes continued to intensify in the stronghold rebel-held region. Idlib has witnessed an escalation of bloodshed since last December, forcing millions of civilian to flee to the northern border of Turkey which resulted in the […]


What Are The Ramifications? Turkish Offensive In Syria Only A “Matter of Time”

President Erdoğan has warned that a Turkish offensive in Syria’s Idlib province is “only a matter of time” in an address to his Justice and Development Party last Wednesday, as Assad’s Russian-backed Syrian forces press deeper into the region. Meanwhile, the mass entry of more than 2,590 Turkish military vehicles […]


Tensions Escalate Between Russia And Turkey Over Syria

On the 29th February, Turkey’s President Erdogan asked Putin to back down and give Turkey a free path to combat the Syrian government, without Russian interference. The announcement follows news that on Friday 28th, Russia dispatched two state-of-the-art warships to the Syrian coast after 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in […]