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Ömer Özkizilcik

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Ömer Özkizilcik works at the Security Department of the SETA Foundation in Ankara and is the editor in chief of Suriye Gündemi

The Structure of the Syrian National Army

The Structure of the Syrian National Army After eight years of war, the Syrian opposition announced that all armed...

The Unspoken Syrian Tribes in the Syrian Civil War

In the pre-war era of Syria, Arab tribes would send their youth to Gulf countries in order to provide families with additional income. With...

Between Rock and a Hard Place: The Armed Syrian Opposition In Idlib

Between Rock and a Hard Place: The Armed Syrian Opposition In Idlib The outside danger of a regime assault has forced the armed Syrian opposition...

Interfactional Dynamics And The Future Of Idlib

Interfactional Dynamics And The Future Of Idlib Since the planned wide-scale military operation by the Assad regime in July 2018 against the different military factions,...

Turkey’s five objectives for safe zone in NE Syria

Turkey’s five objectives for safe zone in NE Syria On Jan. 13, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump suggested the creation of a 32-km (20 miles)...

Four Scenarios for Idlib and the Future of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

Four Scenarios for Idlib and the Future of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham On January 1, 2019, renewed clashes occurred between the former Al-Nusra Front Hayat Tahrir...

Syrian Opposition Reacts To US Withdrawal

Syrian Opposition Reacts To US Withdrawal On Dec. 19, U.S. officials stated that the Pentagon had an order to move troops out of Syria as...

Combatting Criminal Gangs in Northern Syria

Combatting Criminal Gangs in Northern Syria After Turkey and the allied Syrian opposition factions launched Operation Euphrates Shield and Operation Olive Branch, both areas in...

Sharing the costs of rebuilding Syria

Sharing the costs of rebuilding Syria In seven years of war, nearly half a million people have lost their lives due to killing by bombardment,...

Russia, Turkey, and the Fate of Idlib

Russia, Turkey, and the Fate of Idlib In Idlib, Turkey could deter Russian airstrikes and ensure the region remains out of the Syrian regime’s control...