Civil Wars in Libya, Syria and Yemen in the Wake of Arab Spring: A Comparative Analysis Cover Image

Arap Baharı Sürecinde Libya, Suriye ve Yemen’de Yaşanan İç Savaşlar: Karşılaştırmalı Bir Çözümleme
Civil Wars in Libya, Syria and Yemen in the Wake of Arab Spring: A Comparative Analysis

Author(s): Sinem Yüksel Çendek, Armağan Örki
Subject(s): Military history, Recent History (1900 till today), Military policy
Published by: Trakya Üniversitesi - İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi
Keywords: Arab Spring; Civil War; Libya; Syria; Yemen;

Summary/Abstract: The societal events, which are known as Arab Spring, was started by a young man in Tunisia by setting himself on fire, affected the majority of countries in the Middle East. Most of the small and large protests started in a peaceful manner; but for different reasons violence was observed in some of them. The most bloody examples of these protests took place in Libya, Syria and Yemen, that have grown into civil wars for social, ecomic and political reasons. Foreign powers have joined these wars directly or indirectly. By focusing on civil wars in Libya, Syria and Yemen this study will explore the cause and effect relationship regarding the civil wars. In order to understand the Arab Spring the first section of this study analyses the societal, political and economical situations of these countries. Thereafter, foreign interventions and external supports have been identified, and explained how the terrorist organizations have turned the Middle East into bloodshed. They have gained strength by taking advantages of common security vulnerabilities. Moreover, by giving Turkey as an example, it has been stated that the peripheral countries have been influenced negatively by this whole process and consequently it has been determined that civil wars are not affected only these three countries.

  • Issue Year: 10/2019
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 42-58
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Turkish