Syria has long maintained that all aid to the country should flow through the government as the current mechanism violates its sovereignty and prolongs the war
The Syrian government has opposed the cross-border aid through the Turkish border claiming it violates its sovereignty and is used by anti-government forces to transfer arms. Instead, it wants the aid to flow through the government machinery
Russia reiterated its demand that this mechanism should be allowed only for a limited period of time and called for the end of Western unilateral sanctions on Syria, the main cause of the humanitarian crisis in the country
The decision was a compromise after an earlier resolution to continue support for the rebel-held areas for a full year was vetoed by Russia. The Syrian government and Russia have said the supply violates the country’s sovereignty
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Nearly four million Syrian refugees in Turkey are facing increased xenophobia with most of the opposition blaming them for the current economic problems and demanding their repatriation
Today we look at the US special operations raid in Syria’s Idlib province, the death of 12 migrants near the Turkey-Greece border, and more
The elections for the 250-seat People’s Assembly was held on Sunday. The rebuilding of infrastructure and the economy ravaged by the war and sanctions was among the key electoral issues
On March 19, two Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack in Syria by Al-Qaeda affiliated rebels. Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the options before Turkey, the future of the March 5 ceasefire and the steps the Syrian government may take.
The Turkey-Russia ceasefire deal signed on March 5 to halt the attempt by the Syrian government forces to liberate Idlib province is not supported by the militant groups backed by Turkey
Tukey recently increased the size of its invading army inside Syria after the Syrian government forces started an operation to liberate the territory and end the 9-year-old war in the country
In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at the latest developments in Syria as government forces secure Aleppo and advance in Idlib. He also talks about the larger strategic relevance of these developments for the region.