Umar Farooq is a journalist based in Istanbul who has reported on the Middle East and South and Central Asia for the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, the Nation, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and other outlets.
Nobody Has a Plan for Thousands of ISIS Fighters Detained by Kurds in Syria
The abrupt U.S. withdrawal from Syria means nobody knows who will eventually control the 10,000 ISIS fighters there or where they will wind up.
Drone WarsHow Turkey Defied the U.S. and Became a Killer Drone Power
Turkey couldn’t get what it wanted from the U.S. so it built its own fleet of lethal drones. It uses them in Iraq, Syria — and domestically.