MENA WATCH NEWS : When Will Turkey Annex Northern Syria

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5.9.2021 – When Will Turkey Annex Northern Syria? By Rauf Baker Turkey controls nearly 5% of Syrian territory. 15,000 Turkish soldiers are stationed there w some 80,000 to 100,000 dependent, Sunni-Arab fighters. 300,000 Kurds have been expelled.

Turkish Imperialism: When Will Turkey Annex Northern Syria?

In its quest to fulfill its expansionist ambitions, Turkey is pursuing a systematic Turkification policy in areas under its control in northern Syria. This takes various forms—demographic, economic,…

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Turkish interior minister Süleyman Soylu, who in May of last year paid an unprecedented visit to Ra’i, stated that northern Syria “is part of the Turkish homeland in accordance with the Milli Charter of 1920.”


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