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Russia-Iran rivalries over Syria’s future

In January 2017, Syria granted Iran the right to develop phosphate…
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The ‘Ottoman’ return to Syria, 100 years on

 This week, a 100-years ago, Ottoman troops frantically marched…
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Erdogan consolidates his power promising sweeping renewal

“We, as Turkey and as the Turkish people, are making a new…
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Erdogan snares an ancient port on the Red Sea – with funds from Qatar?

Shortly before Christmas, a highly controversial deal was struck…
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Ottoman ghosts still Damascus

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas could hardly hold back his…
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Astana talks change the rules on Syria negotiations

Russian-sponsored Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh­stan capital…
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Details of Syria truce agreement revealed

Four documents were signed in Ankara last week by Russian and…
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Putin seeks to be peacemaker in Syria — on his terms in Kazakhstan

A new round of Syria talks called by Russian Presi­dent Vladimir…
Sharif Hussein Ibn Ali, the emir of Mecca who launched the Great Arab revolt in 1916.

How Erdogan re-wrote history of the Great Arab Revolt

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the self-proclaimed…
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party, as he stands in front of portraits of himself (R) and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, during a meeting at his party headquarters in Ankara on May 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN        (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Ottoman Revival: Anything but Brotherly

This July marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First…