Turkish and U.S. delegations will start their meetings next week. It is a positive sign for the future of bilateral relations since in a joint statement they demonstrated the goodwill and commitment to recognize and resolve the problems between the two countries.
“U.S. support for the YPG was a major boost for the morale of the PKK. It was gaining legitimacy since it was only the U.S. that was able to distinguish the YPG from PKK.”
The shift of axis in U.S. foreign policy is the root cause of the deterioration of relations between Ankara and Washington.
There are many apparent reasons to comprehend the isolation of the U.S. among its allies, but McMaster’s answer for this is really worth giving an ear to.
Even in Washington, this new devotion of some U.S. officials to the YPG at the expense of the majority of the Syrian population and at the expense of a NATO ally started to be questioned.
U.S. officials underestimating Turkey’s security concerns on its Syrian border damages NATO allies Turkey and the U.S.’s bilateral relations.
Turkish public is now considering the reckless attitude of U.S. foreign policy more than a consequence of an interagency dispute or the running of the U.S. strategy by some officials who had serious shortsightedness in relation to a NATO ally.
The Trump administration backing PKK-affiliated YPG terrorists near the Turkish border is an unacceptable move that will end bilateral relations with Ankara.
Under the Trump administration, relations between the U.S. and U.K. have been far-stretch from a traditional “ally” approach.
The Trump administration needs to understand the gravity of the state of the U.S.’s image in Turkey and take steps to reverse this trend of isolating itself and distancing its allies’ people.