“Whether sooner or later, Boko Haram will one day disappear, but Salafi thought is a longer-term phenomenon that has been shaping and transforming Islamic life in Nigeria.”
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.
In comparison to Operation Euphrates Shield, there is undoubtedly more support for Operation Olive Branch in the border towns of Turkey.
Turkish deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag confirmed that no civilians have been hurt during Operation Olive Branch.
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.
During Operation Olive Branch, the YPG has used, visually confirmed, Iranian weapons. Among them are Iran-produced 107mm rockets, which were also found earlier in Turkey during anti-terror operations against the PKK.
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.
President Erdogan stated that the Turkish army would lay siege to Afrin’s city center in the coming days.
On a statement made on Monday, the Turkish General Staff announced that a total of 1,641 PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists have been neutralized since the beginning of Operation Olive Branch.
The shift of axis in U.S. foreign policy is the root cause of the deterioration of relations between Ankara and Washington.