U.S. foreign policy is being shaped by narrow-minded military officers, and this is the reason behind Ankara and Washington’s frozen relations.
According to Cologne police, rallies by PKK-affiliated organization NAV-DEM scheduled for today (Thursday) in Cologne and Leverkusen were forbidden due to repeated violations of the law and crimes committed by members of the group in recent weeks.
Many anti-personnel landmines, which are banned by the Ottawa Treaty, have been found in areas liberated from terrorists during the Turkish Armed Forces’ ongoing operation in Syria’s Afrin region.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warned Greece to refrain from tension over the Aegean Sea.
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It would appear that the Turkish public’s traditional hostility toward the Soviet Union has been replaced by the United States due to Washington’s support to PKK/YPG militants.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.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister warned that relations between Turkey and the U.S. – strained due to American support for the YPG in Syria – are close to “breaking.”
On Monday 12 February, the Turkish Armed Forces announced that a total of 1,369 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorists have been “neutralized” since the launch of Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s Afrin region.
Hesitant behavior displayed by European countries with regard to the terror groups that target Turkey illustrates the fact that they can still take sides against Ankara and side with the YPG and the PKK during the Afrin operation.