Tanks and armoured vehicles are moving to Turkey’s southern border with Syria Turkish foreign minister says forces will push into Syria ‘as soon as possible’ Erdogan has vowed to take over the fight against ISIS in Syria after Donald Trump announced that 2,000 American troops will leave the country But Turkey will also likely target Kurdish forces which helped US fight ISIS Comes as James … Continue reading Turkey masses tanks on the Syrian border as Erdogan ‘prepares to move against the Kurds’ after the US leaves – while outgoing Secretary of Defense James Mattis thanks troops for their service
The unpredictable Middle Eastern geopolitical landscape is heading toward new dynamics, where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is positioning itself against a Turkish-Iranian axis. Since the consolidation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s power through a referendum in April 2017, Turkey is once again gearing up for the revival of Ottoman-era dominance in the Middle East. But this swift resurgence of Turkey is not being seen … Continue reading Saudi Arabia has to face a pro-Iranian Turkey
The evolving U.S.-Kurdish partnership has alarmed Turkey. Ankara fears that establishing a Kurdish-led entity on its southern borders would empower its restive Kurdish population, particularly PKK fighters. Washington needs to ensure that its Kurdish partners on the ground are protected and not distracted from the main mission, which is defeating terror in Syria. Turkey’s offensive against Syrian Kurds will serve only to aggravate the multi-layered … Continue reading Turkey’s Operation in Northern Syria
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