Russia and Turkey Mend Fences as US-Russian Relations Nosedive

Russia and Turkey Mend Fences as US-Russian Relations Nosedive Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Pavel Felgenhauer The Jamestown Foundation Reports emerged in Moscow and Ankara, on June 24, that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wrote his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, a letter apparently apologizing for the loss of a Russian Su-24 bomber and the death…

The Battle for the Euphrates: Turkey’s Response to Kurdish Expansion

The Battle for the Euphrates: Turkey’s Response to Kurdish Expansion Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume By: Wladimir van Wilgenburg The Jamestown Foundation In an unexpected move on December 26, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is dominated by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), captured the Tishreen Dam close to Manbijin, Syria (YPGrojava, December 30, 2015).…