Omer Ozkizilcik is an analyst for the SETA Foundation and is an editor at Suriye Gundemi.
The US may have to go back to the drawing board for its Syria policy if it forces Turkey into another operation in Syria.
The EU and US are misinterpreting Turkey’s actions as a whim of President Erdogan, but buying the S-400 missile defence system and drilling for oil in the eastern Mediterranean are supported across the political spectrum.
The clock is ticking fast and Washington can no longer afford to ignore Turkey's security obstacles and continue its support of the PKK terror group's Syrian affiliates.
If the US decides to rapture relations between the two allies, Turkey could follow its own path on regional politics.
As the Assad regime, supported by Russia, continues to bombard locations within the so-called demilitarisation zone, Turkish retaliation has proved the strategy could be costly.
Claiming to be defeating ‘militants’ in Afrin, the YPG/PKK is criticised for indiscriminate attacks and civilian deaths.
Syria's Turkmen joined the uprising against the Syrian regime right at the beginning, and have found a powerful ally in Turkey. But if Bashar al Assad holds onto power, they may face a bleak future in Syria.
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