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Turkey and the Syrian Kurds

Turkey and the Syrian Kurds

While all eyes are on a likely Turkish land incursion against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, Turkey faces the prospect of another security and ideological challenge in the Kurdish hinterland across its border, this time in Syria. Syria’s 1.8 million Kurds (10% of the population) have arguably been the most quiescent of […]

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Turkey Solidifies Key Role in Libya

Turkey Solidifies Key Role in Libya

Turkey’s policy in Libya raises questions of how patient it will be with neighbor Syria. In an effort to show Turkey’s leading role in Libya, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutolgu arrived in Benghazi, Tuesday (August 23rd), to meet with the leaders of the National Transitional Council (NTC), becoming the first foreign minister to visit Libya […]

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About the Author

Chase Winter
Chase Winter

A native of Seattle, Chase earned his BA in International Studies and MA in Middle East Studies from the University of Washington. He lived nearly four years in Turkey, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar, Boren (NSEP) Scholar and Fellow, Critical Language Scholar, and American Research Institute in Turkey Fellow. While in Turkey he studied at Bogazici University, Sabanci University, the Kurdish Institute of Istanbul, and conducted independent research. His areas of interest include Turkish politics, Turkish foreign policy, the Kurdish issue, and the Middle East. He is fluent in Turkish and knows Kurdish. Chase currently lives in Washington, D.C., where he works as the Turkey editor for Southeast European Times and SES Turkiye.

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