Bachar Kouatly (born 3 March 1958, Damascus) is a Syrian–French chess master, journalist and activist.
He played three times for Lebanon in the World Junior Chess Championship (1975–1977), and represented Lebanon at the Chess Olympiad at La Valleta 1980. He won a zonal tournament at Qatar in 1981 and finished 14th at the 1982 Interzonal tournament in Toluca.
Kouatly won the French Chess Championship in 1979. He played for France in five Chess Olympiads (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, and 1992).
He was awarded the International Master title in 1975, and in 1989 he became the first French player to be awarded the Grandmaster title.
Bachar Kouatly is an editor of Europe Echecs, a French–language chess magazine.