U.S. foreign policy is being shaped by narrow-minded military officers, and this is the reason behind Ankara and Washington’s frozen relations.
The anti-Turkey lobby in the U.S. directs the Trump administration to determine its YPG policy, which is why relations between Ankara and Washington cannot stay on the right track.
At the core of the problems in Turkey-U.S. relations lie the steps that were taken during the Barack Obama era, which intended to limit Turkey.
The root cause of newly increasing anti-American sentiment in Turkey is Washington’s shortsighted and failed Syrian policies such as backing PKK-affiliated groups in Syria and hampering the Afrin operation.
Turkey’s counterterrorism offensive in Afrin gives hope for people in the region to have a better life in the near future.
The killing of 17-year-old Fatma by YPG terrorists proves how right Turkey was to start the Afrin operation.
With the liberation of Afrin, Turkey will have dealt a major blow to PKK terrorists and their sponsors and seriously undermine efforts to create a terror corridor across northern Syria.
Washington needs to understand the legitimate reasons why Turkey launched its anti-terrorism operation against the YPG in northern Syria.
It is time for Turkey and the EU to begin a new era in bilateral relations – this time based on mutual respect.
Regardless of efforts to contain and isolate Ankara, it is an undeniable fact that Turkey, under the leadership of Erdogan, has been taking advantage of new opportunities to expand its sphere of influence.