MENA Salon: War Comes to Afrin

Workshop | February 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On January 20, Turkey launched a military intervention into the Afrin region of Northwestern Syria against the Kurdish-led YPG. The extraordinary attack has opened a new front in Syria's chaotic civil war and raised tensions between Turkey and its international partners. In this week's MENA Salon, we will discuss the events leading to the military operation, the international community's reaction, and its likely consequences for individuals on the ground in Syria.

Recommended reading available here: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/

The MENA Salon is a weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

 cmes@berkeley.edu, 510-642-8208