Expert Commentary

Syrian Kurds – Forgotten No More

Bulent Aliriza
Director and Senior Associate, Turkey Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

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The Author is Bulent Aliriza

Bulent Aliriza has been the founding director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, since 1994. He has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Turkey and is a frequent media commentator on Turkish foreign policy and domestic politics. Prior to joining CSIS, Aliriza was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He had previously served as a Turkish Cypriot diplomat in New York and... Read More

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