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.
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.
The shift of axis in U.S. foreign policy is the root cause of the deterioration of relations between Ankara and Washington.
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.
U.S. foreign policy is being shaped by narrow-minded military officers, and this is the reason behind Ankara and Washington’s frozen relations.
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.
It would appear that the Turkish public’s traditional hostility toward the Soviet Union has been replaced by the United States due to Washington’s support to PKK/YPG militants.
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.
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.