Tag: Syria

How Turkey’s Promise to Stop the Flow of Refugees Is Creating a New Crisis – The New York Times

Turkey is struggling to cope with the 2.7 million Syrians it hosts and honor its agreement to stop refugees from crossing into Europe. And renewed fighting in Syria last week pushed tens of thousands of Syrians closer to the border with Turkey, in a sign that the problem could still get worse. Source: How Turkey’s […]

Syrians risked it all in a deadly game of poker. Assad had the better hand | Mowaffaq Safadi | Opinion | The Guardian

We knew the government would want to make things look extremely complex, so no international force would be keen on intervening, and may even prop up the status quo. We knew the more peaceful we were, the more violent the government would be. It was a horrifically simple equation: enough of us would have to […]