The main reason for Operation Olive Branch was the U.S.-led coalition’s plan to transform the YPG into a border security force.
In comparison to its fight against Daesh in Operation Euphrates Shield, Operation Olive Branch is riskier, but both Turkey and the FSA units are technologically, diplomatically and psychologically more ready to confront the YPG in the field this time.
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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.
People claiming that Turkey is only seeking to expand its territory are overlooking a considerable fact. Turkey aspires to ensure the territorial integrity of its neighbors both in Iraq and Syria.
Turkish public is now considering the reckless attitude of U.S. foreign policy more than a consequence of an interagency dispute or the running of the U.S. strategy by some officials who had serious shortsightedness in relation to a NATO ally.
The Trump administration backing PKK-affiliated YPG terrorists near the Turkish border is an unacceptable move that will end bilateral relations with Ankara.
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It is time for Turkey and the EU to begin a new era in bilateral relations – this time based on mutual respect.
The Trump administration’s commitment to work with YPG militants in northern Syria has reached a point where cooperation seems impossible.