Posts Tagged ‘Hatay’

  1. ISIS smuggling routes and Russian airstrikes


    December 7, 2015 by AK

    The Financial Times ran this primer to ISIS’ oil business almost two months ago. Four out of the five smuggling routes taking ISIS crude from Syria into Turkey entered the Hatay province, crossing its eastern or south-eastern border. In October-November 2015, Pieter van Ostaeyen’s maps designated the area adjacent to that section of the Turkish border …
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  2. Playing with fire in Hatay


    December 2, 2015 by AK

    The more I read about the history of Hatay, Turkey’s appendage-like province disputed by Syria, the more I am convinced that its status remains a sore point for Ankara. Also, Turkey’s military is in solidarity with Erdogan on the need to hold on to what they see as Turkish ethnic territory, which may extend beyond the …
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  3. From the historical geography of Antiochia


    December 1, 2015 by AK

    Looking at the map showing the routes of the Russian bomber and its Turkish pursuers, I noticed that the Turkish planes appeared to have taken off from somewhere close to Musa Dagh, where a small group of Armenians resisted Ottoman attacks for seven and a half weeks in the summer of 1915 until evacuated by …
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