Week in Review

Week in Review

The 2016 timeline highlights events that made the news, and the stories behind them. (photo by Al-Monitor)

A look back: 2016 in review

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 | Al-Monitor

Our interactive timeline shows the stories that have shaped the region so far.


Is Erdogan trying to wreck US-Turkey relations?

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims he has “evidence” of US support for the Islamic State; Iranian President Hassan Rouhani applauds valuable “victory” in Aleppo.

Christmas brings hope for peace for Aleppo’s Christians

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Christians part of region’s DNA, said incoming UN secretary-general; Turkey’s “impossible war”; Erdogan backers blame Iran for Aleppo.

Obama’s Aleppo defense

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

US President Barack Obama says the brutality in Aleppo is solely the fault of "the Assad regime and its allies Russia and Iran." Does Israel benefit from Russia’s role in Syria? Bombings in Turkey spur an anti-Kurdish frenzy.

Turkey scrambles to cut its losses in Syria

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 | Al-Monitor Week in Review

Turkey’s Syria policies "lie in shreds"; Syrian Kurds coordinate with government forces in Aleppo; would Russia support federalism in Syria?

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