It is necessary for European countries to revise their unilateral policies and abandon their hierarchical and zero-sum approach towards Turkey. They should remember that the two sides are interdependent with one another.
By favoring the YPG over Turkey, the U.S. has preferred the transitory actor as an ally at the expense of a permanent one. As such, the U.S. has lost the strategic depth of its regional policy.
If Russia continues the heavy bombardment against civilians, it will damage the future of the projected peace congress in Sochi, which aims to provide a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
The U.S. position in Syria can be interpreted from two perspectives, both of which Ankara rejects: Either the U.S. political leadership fails to read the developments on the ground in the Middle East, or it is aware of what it is doing in the region.
The U.S. continued to support the YPG even in a post-Daesh Syria. Today, Daesh has lost its territory in Syria, but the U.S. plans further cooperation with the YPG as part of its mid- and long-term strategies in the Middle East.
European countries carry two contending political standpoints against Turkey, one being rationalist and moderate one the other ideological and radical.
Trump could not get what he wanted from the Iranian protests and took another wrong step in the Middle East.
Turkey and Saudi Arabia have taken a great opportunity to revive their years-long partnership, and this time, the two should not miss the train for both their own and regional interests.
Decreasing its financial contribution to other actors is reflective of the U.S. abandoning its global hegemonic position.
The Trump administration must adopt a reasonable policy both in domestic and foreign platforms and not allow the world to …