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European Eye on Radicalization: How An Opposition Victory Could Affect Turkey’s Relations with Non-State Actors in the Middle East

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Paul Iddon. Turkey’s relations with state and non-state actors in the Middle East could significantly change if the opposition alliance challenging incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Islamist-derived Justice and Development Party (AKP) wins the May elections and takes power. Turkish State-to-State Relations In June… The New Iran-Syria Agreement Is A Geopolitical Win For China

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Simon Watkins. The new cooperation deal between Syria and Iran gives China more space to implement parts of its One Belt, One Road plan. With the new agreement, Iran is cementing its position as regional energy supplier. Iranian ally Iraq offering oil supplies, for example – is a…

Rai al-Youm: High stakes at the Turkish elections

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Abdel Bari Atwan. It’s a matter of global concern whether voters opt for ‘stability’ or ‘change’ The first round of the Turkish elections gave a slight edge to ‘stability’ — embodied in President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his allies — over ‘change’ — as represented by the opposition…

After the earthquake the Arab League agreed to reinstate Syria

Nothing has changed since Syria was forced out of the Arab League, but now Syria is readmitted to the Arab League again.

The Turkey- Syria 2023 earthquakes’ impact on Syria

For some time it has been quite in the European press about Syria. There in the north people still face a horrible time, being hit not only by the civil war, but also hit by the deadliest earthquake in present-day Syria since the 1822 Aleppo earthquake; the deadliest worldwide since the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the fifth-deadliest of the 21st century.

Turning a blind eye for Syria

Many expect to see the start — if not full return — of Syria’s membership to the Arab League

The Jordan Times: Ahead of Arab summit, Saudi Arabia repositioning as regional mediator

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Amer Al Sabaileh. Saudi diplomacy amongst Arab countries has been very active recently, and coming up soon the Kingdom will host the next meeting of the Arab league. As part of this recent activity, the Saudi foreign minister paid a visit to Syria last week and for the…

CGTN: Saudi Arabia-Syria rapprochement is important for regional stability

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Hamzah Rifaat Hussain. The April 2023 visit by Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud to Damascus in Syria presents opportunities for sustainable peace in the Middle East. The trip is the first by a Saudi official since the start of the Syrian war in…

Rai al-Youm: Raisi to Riyadh

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Abdel Bari Atwan. The Iranian-Saudi reconciliation is proceeding apace — but the US could still try to sink it The Saudi-Iranian entente launched by the signing of last week’s Chinese-sponsored bilateral agreements quickly moved towards the full normalisation of relations and ‘zeroing’ of all problems between the two…

The Assad-Putin summit in Moscow

If a four-way (Russia, Iran, Syria, and Turkey) meeting of foreign ministers is agreed upon, it could herald a breakthrough in the Syria-Turkey crisis that meets Syria’s terms and paves the way for a meeting between Assad and Erdogan.