The future holds nothing for the YPG but a series of losses. The number of moves they have left will not affect the end result.
Washington must reconsider its partnership with the YPG in order to convince the Turks to start talking about other issues, including Iran’s containment. But some steps must be taken regarding Manbij first.
The U.S. administration makes promises behind closed doors with no intention of keeping them and continue taking steps that place Turkish interests at risk.
It would appear that the Turkish public’s traditional hostility toward the Soviet Union has been replaced by the United States due to Washington’s support to PKK/YPG militants.
A new equilibrium is emerging in Syria and whether the U.S. will become further marginalized or engage in a new round of negotiations is up to them.
The solidarity between the Pope and Erdogan on Jerusalem promises to prevent Europe’s isolation and revive the bloc’s relationship with Turkey.
The West’s refusal to view the YPG as a terrorist organization and the Western media’s romanticization of ‘the Kurds’ reflect an eagerness to stop Turkey’s anti-terror operation.
As the number of dead YPG militants increases and Turkish-backed forces advance toward the center of Afrin, there will be a more determined effort to limit and ultimately render Operation Olive Branch unsuccessful.
It is high time for Washington to revise its short-sighted YPG policy indoctrinated by CENTCOM.
Claiming Turkey’s Afrin operation harms the U.S. or NATO serves the interests only of countries like Russia and China.