Netherlands ratifies EU-Ukraine treaty

The Dutch Senate ratified the EU association agreement with Ukraine, formally bringing an end to the EU-wide ratification process, EU Observer reports. Although the treaty had already been provisionally in effect, ratification was delayed as a result of a...

Turkey making itself at home in Syria

In an Al-Monitor column, Turkish journalist Fehim Tastekin states Turkey’s presence in Syria is looking more permanent every day. The Turkish military has resumed operations against the Kurdish YPG while supporting other militias in Northern Syria. Meanwhile, Ankara...