Deepening Syrian Crisis: What Kind of Strategy Should Turkmen Follow?
Turkmen, one of the oldest communities of Syria, have struggled with the in human attacks of both Assad regime and terrorist organizations since uprising started in Syria in 2011. Syrian Turkmen today fight on four different fronts in order to protect the lands where they have lived for centuries and their identities. It was expected that a new period would start in Syria in 2016 within the framework of Geneva-Vienna processes. However, the hopes have been shattered for now and Geneva talks are delayed. Turkmen, one of the oldest communities of Syria, have not been included in the international preparatory works on the new political process. In this study, we will discuss the current situation of the deepening Syrian crisis and the political and legal strategy that Syrian Turkmen should follow in the coming future.