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Category Archives: Turkey

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August 16, 2017

Turkey’s Role in Syria

The Turkish government has gotten more and more deeply involved in Syria since the uprising began in 2011. But Turkey now finds its original aim, namely the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, unattainable, creating tensions with the Syrian armed opposition, …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Syria, The Orton Report, Turkey
December 1, 2016

Event Summary: Curricula in the Middle East

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 28th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Marcus Sheff, to discuss curricula in the Middle East. Both speakers gave an insightful discussion on the importance of curricula, as textbooks …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Spotlight, Turkey
October 19, 2016

What happens if Islamic State flees Iraq?

Originally published by The Week
The EU’s security commissioner has warned of the threat to Europe posed by Islamic State militants fleeing Mosul.

Kyle Orton, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, believes the group is deliberately giving up its caliphate.

Read full …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Defence, Europe, European Union, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
October 17, 2016

Kyle Orton on Symbolic Importance of Dabiq to Islaimc State on BBC World Service

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
October 3, 2016

Isil prepares for ‘apocalyptic showdown of Muslim and Christian armies’ in Syrian town of Dabiq

Originally published in The Telegraph
US-backed Syrian rebels say they are within 48 hours of reaching the Isil-held town of Dabiq, which is regarded by the jihadists as the preordained site of the final apocalyptic battle between Muslims and Christians.

But analysts believe a …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, United States
August 28, 2016

Major powers take the reins in Syria as Turkey joins battle for control of its border

After capturing the border town of Jarablus from Islamic State, Syrian rebel fighters sat awaiting instructions from their Turkish commander. None of them quite knew where they were heading next.
“We were told there would be multiple stages in the offensive, …

Posted in Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Middle East, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
July 20, 2016

Event: ‘No more illusions – Changes in the Middle East’

TIME: 18:15-19:15, Wednesday 20th July 2016
VENUE: Committee room 3A, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Major General Yaacov Amidror, former National Security Advisor to the P.M of Israel and ex-Head of the National Security Council
For a summary …

Posted in Event, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Middle East, Spotlight, Turkey, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
July 16, 2016

Failed Coup Will Damage Turkish Democracy

Legitimate concerns about President Erdogan’s increasing authoritarianism and Islamisation could never have been resolved by undemocratic means
In spite of rising authoritarianism in the Turkish state driven by Erdogan over recent years, this coup could not be justified. Erdogan is a …

Posted in Press Release, Turkey
May 24, 2016

Turkey’s EU ‘Blackmail’: Brussels blasted for ‘ignoring’ Israel as it panders to Erdogan

Originally published in The Express.
Officials in Brussels promised Turkey £2.5billion and visa-free travel by June if it clamps down on the number of migrants making their way into Europe through its borders.
As EU bureaucrats continue to thrash out a deal, Tom …

Posted in Israel, News Coverage, Turkey, Turkey
December 16, 2015

The Middle East: Understanding the Turmoil

TIME: 10:30-11:30, Wednesday 16th December 2015
VENUE:  Committee Room 15, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: General Yosef Kuperwasser, Former Head of Israel’s Military Intelligence &
Dr. Jacques Neriah, former Diplomatic and Political Adviser to the late PM Yitzhak Rabin
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org    
#HJSEvents
As …

Posted in Defence, Event, Hamas, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Middle East, Palestine, Qatar, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, Yemen
November 26, 2015

Will Russia retaliate against Turkey? Andrew Foxall on LBC Radio

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey
November 25, 2015

Downing of the Russian Jet – Andrew Foxall on the Daily Monocle

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Russia, Syria, Turkey
November 24, 2015

Reactions as a NATO member downs a Russian jet: Dr Alan Mendoza on BBC News Channel

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Middle East, Russia, Spotlight, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey

Turkey downs a Russian jet: Dr Andrew Foxall on Sky News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Defence, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Syria, Turkey

HJS On Turkey Downs Russian Jet

As Turkey downs a Russian Warplane, HJS’s experts have been speaking about the breaking news story to the media, as well as our recent report on Russian air and sea incursions.
Executive Director Dr Alan Mendoza says: “The situation in Turkey …

Posted in Press Release, Russia, Turkey
April 20, 2015

Event Transcript: ‘We Love Death As You Love Life: Britain’s Suburban Terrorists’

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Posted in Egypt, Event Transcript, Extremism, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Turkey, Uncategorized, United Kingdom
April 16, 2015

Event Summary: “We Love death as You Love Life: Britain’s Suburban Terrorists”

The following is a summary of an event with Raffaello Pantucci chaired by Henry Jackson Society Research Fellow Hannah Stuart; it reflects the views expressed by the speakers and not by The Henry Jackson Society or its staff.
 For a …

Posted in CRT Event Summary, Event Summaries, Extremism, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Turkey, United Kingdom
March 30, 2015

Parents demand investigation into East London school as four more girls attempt to become jihadi brides

Originally published in Breitbart
An East London academy rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted is to be inspected by counter-terrorism officers. The move comes after four of its pupils travelled to Syria to become jihadi brides while a further four had their passports …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, United Kingdom
March 24, 2015

Event Transcript: ‘The Radicalisation of Youth in the UK and Beyond: Causes and Effects’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Extremism, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Syria, Terrorism & Security, Turkey, United Kingdom, Yemen
October 15, 2012

“Unity or PYD Power Play?: Syrian Kurdish Dynamics After the Erbil Agreement”

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On 11th July, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is affiliated with the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Kurdish National Council (KNC; a group of 15 Syrian Kurdish groups in Syria), signed an agreement …

Posted in Middle East, Publication, Spotlight, Syria, Turkey
June 29, 2012

Turkey asks Nato about a no-fly zone as Syria makes it clear that it’s ready to fight dirty

According to a US  government source privy to the Nato meeting called by Turkey on Tuesday, Ankara has requested that the alliance draw up contingency plans for a no-fly zone to protect Turkish territory in the event of further acts …

Posted in Middle East, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Syria, Turkey
June 27, 2012

Is Turkey the Right Model for the Arab Middle East?

Last week’s Muslim Brotherhood victory in Egypt has led to much discussion and debate about the shape and form of potential Islamist-led governments in the Arab Middle East.
The Egyptian military junta managed to conduct a transitional process after toppling Mubarak, …

Posted in Islamism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, The Scoop, Turkey
May 22, 2012

Syrian rebels say Turkey is arming and training them

The weekend before last I was in Hatay province, in southern Turkey, interviewing Syrian rebels and activists, who all complained of the lack of foreign assistance in toppling the Assad regime. Even the “non-lethal” aid that the Obama administration had …

Posted in Middle East, Spotlight, Syria, The Scoop, Turkey
May 21, 2012

Sons of Idlib

This commentary is from two separate articles written by Michael Weiss and published by Now Lebanon!
Part 1 is available here
Part 2 is available here
“This is where they took Harmoush.”
I was standing on a road outside the Altinozu refugee camp in …

Posted in Middle East, Spotlight, Syria, The Scoop, Turkey
April 13, 2012

Is Turkey preparing for an intervention in Syria?

The short answer is yes. Although it won’t happen tomorrow or without assistance especially from the United States, which is evidently first going to allow Kofi Annan to try his luck getting Iran to broker a peace deal. But Abdullah Bozkurt, a columnist at …

Posted in Middle East, Spotlight, Syria, The Scoop, Turkey
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