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.
The same methods that were used during the Gezi Park protests in Turkey are now being applied in Iran.
By standing stronger than ever, it is high time for the Islamic world to increase cooperation against deadly terrorism in their countries.
The U.S.’s approach to the crises in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Yemen and Palestine since 2010 has been about its experience of the hegemonic crisis. The way the U.S. views Turkey is similar to this. Just as the U.S. lost to China in the Pacific, it is about to lose to Russia in the Middle East.
While Trump’s Jerusalem decision is a threat to regional countries, Israel foremost among them, the U.S. will also be affected by rising radicalism unless something is done to counter it.
Members of the Turkish opposition, FETO and the US have utilized around the Iran Sanctions Case, using it as an opportunity to attack the government.
The U.S. providing shelter to FETÖ members and weapons to the PKK-affiliated terrorist group in Syria remain two main factors behind its frozen ties with Turkey.