The killing of 17-year-old Fatma by YPG terrorists proves how right Turkey was to start the Afrin operation.
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.
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.
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.
The war in Syria is a clear example demonstrating the collapse of the global role ascribed to the U.S. as a major stabilizing force.
U.S. officials underestimating Turkey’s security concerns on its Syrian border damages NATO allies Turkey and the U.S.’s bilateral relations.
If Washington reconsiders its YPG policy, it will understand its irrational expectations of Ankara.
Just as Turkey supports its allies in their fight against terrorism, they should support Turkey in its fight against terrorism, whether it is Daesh, the PKK or FETO.
Washington needs to understand the legitimate reasons why Turkey launched its anti-terrorism operation against the YPG in northern Syria.