PKK leaders endorse links with the YPG. Yet Washington continues to work with the Syria-based terror outfit.
The US Treasury department’s recent decision to lift sanctions in areas, where the Assad regime has no real control, will largely benefit the YPG/PKK terrorist group, according to experts.
Expect more Turkish operations taking place simultaneously in Iraq and Syria.
The US president can do much more than talk to persuade Putin to allow humanitarian aid into Syria.
Brussels has become adept at using international laws to justify its inaction in much-needed conflict contexts like Syria.
The YPG terror group, which is the Syrian branch of PKK, orchestrated 192 car bombings in the war-torn country between 2018 and 2021, killing a total of 372 people and wounding 1,287 others.
Ankara is determined to eliminate terror threats emanating from Syria, said Turkey's President Erdogan, after two Turkish special operation police officers were killed and two others wounded in northern Syria.
While Russia and Turkey have shown willingness to keep building their ties, the two nations may face limitations due to their divergence in foreign policy.
Ankara realised that it cannot just rely upon NATO for its survival. The post-July 15 Turkey values self-reliance and alternative international alliances more than ever.
UNSC unanimously approves an extension of activity at the only border crossing through which humanitarian aid reaches opposition-held part of Syria after Russia agreed to a compromise in talks with US.
Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
It is an unprecedented power spread, but Washington has established military bases and deployed troops across all seven continents.
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