US defenseless to stop Turkish ground invasion in Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator “It’s the end of the road for those who believe they can stall Turkey by pun games, by changing names of terrorist organizations, by sharing pictures showing their soldiers next to terrorists,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Erdogan was directly referring to the US and their support of […]

Turkey’s Erdogan Threatens Ground Invasion Of Syria After Unclaimed Attack In Istanbul

After firing a series of strikes against Kurdish armed groups in both Syria and Iraq, Turkish President, Recep Tayip Erdogan, has threatened a ground invasion into north-eastern Syria. The strikes have been painted as a response to a terrorist attack in central Istanbul, but what else factors into this decision? On Sunday, the Turkish military Read More...

Istanbul terror attack may prompt Turkish invasion and deportations

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator On November 13, a blast ripped through Istiklal street, a busy pedestrian area in the Beyoglu neighborhood of Istanbul.  The explosion killed six people and wounded 81 at about 4:30 pm local time. Among the dead were Arzu Ozsoy and her 15-year-old daughter Yagmur Ucar, a nine-year-old girl and […]

Is Turkey changing course in Idlib?

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian warplanes shelled positions of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, on November 6 in Idlib province.  Some of the terrorists killed were: Abdul Minam Muhati, Radwan Hussain Muhayer, Abu Dawoud al-Filistini, Mohammad Ali al-Kadour, Abu Hussein al-Raddad, Abu […]

To cover, or not to cover, that is the question women are not allowed to answer

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator In France, it is banned in schools, and in Iran it is mandatory.  The French fashion police are interfering with women’s freedom while criticizing their counterparts in Iran. A piece of cloth used by women to cover their hair has become a point of contention. The Orthodox Jewish women […]

“Turkey’s presence in Syria gives the US an excuse to protect Syrian Kurds”, an interview with Alptekin Dursunoğlu

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   There are signs that Turkey and Syria may be ready to repair their relationship after a decade of conflict has divided the two neighbors. Turkish media Hurriyet reported on September 16 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had expressed a wish to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. According […]

US and Turkey keep Idlib a terrorist safe haven

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator On October 10, a US-led coalition drone strike killed an IS terrorist in northeastern Syria.  The terrorist was riding a motorcycle in a village occupied by Radical Islamic mercenaries employed by Turkey near Tel Albyat.  Since the defeat of ISIS in Syria in 2019, the terrorist group now referred […]