The Reorganization of Al-Qaeda in Syria

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 31 JANUARY 2017 Following the meeting at Astana during which Turkey’s position became closer to the positions taken by Russia and Iran, and the meeting at Moscow during which pro-Turkish opposition engaged in discussions with the republican opposition, an internal war is unfolding among armed groups. In this context, Al-Qaeda has reorganized…

Liberate Idleb after East Aleppo

The liberation of East Aleppo marks the end of the attempt to overthrow the Syrian Arab Republic. It was only possible because of the abandon of Qatar and the partial change of position of Turkey. However, part of Syria is still occupied by jihadists in the service of NATO. The next military victories and the…

The Erdoğan Family and Daesh

Hacked Emails Link Turkish Minister to Illicit Oil By Ahmet S. Yayla In late September, a Turkish hacker group, RedHack, released the emails of Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Hackers have claimed that they downloaded around 20 gigabytes of data from Albayrak’s email…

Daesh Targets Kurdish Politicians

Why Does Islamic State Want to Kill Kurdish Politicians? Memed Aksoy The bomb attack in Diyarbakir (Amed), the Kurdish capital in Turkey’s southeast on 5 November 2016 targeted Kurdish and pro-Kurdish rights politicians. Turkish officials and media were quick to blame the incident on the PKK and framed the incident as a ‘revenge-attack’ against the…

Deadly Chemical Weapons Attack on Civilians in Aleppo

One person was killed and at least 30 injured as a result of a militants’ chemical attack in southwestern Aleppo, according to Al Mayadeen TV-channel reported. DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — All injured people are civilians, according to Al Mayadeen. Earlier on Sunday, a member of local militia told RIA Novosti that terrorists used chemical weapons during…