Senator Lindsey Graham has reversed his position on the Turkish operation against the US-backed YPG terror group, after initially maintaining that arming them was a "dumb idea" in the first place.
While its NATO ally Turkey has repeatedly offered military assistance to the US to help defeat Daesh, Washington still sided with a terror group affiliate the YPG, endangering a decades-old partnership.
Jewish and Christian communities in Turkey support Turkey’s attempts to liberate northeastern Syria from terrorist groups.
Mounting neoconservative senate efforts to halt the Turkish anti-terror operation are not a solution, analysts say.
Opposition CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu and his partner, the IYI Party leader Meral Aksener, expressed support to extend the military’s mandate in northeastern Syria.
Following two successful campaigns in Afrin and Jerablus, which saw Syrians returning home, Turkey has a blueprint for its third campaign to eliminate the threat of Daesh and the PKK/YPG.
Turkey has begun the fight against PKK/PYD terrorists in northern Syria following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US is pulling its troops from the region.
The US made the controversial decision to back the Marxist group back in 2014 despite protests from its long-term NATO ally Turkey.
US Defense Department says American troops in northern Syria were shifted "out of the path of potential Turkish incursion." Ankara says its campaign against terrorists is meant to establish a peace corridor to resettle millions of displaced Syrians.
Turkey has for years insisted that there should be a peace corridor to resettle Syrians who have been displaced by the conflict.
Turkey will be aided the recently formed Syrian National Army, which is made up of various rebel and opposition groups, for its operation into northern Syria to clear the YPG from the country's border.
US President Trump defends decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, where Turkey plans a military campaign, saying it was too costly to keep supporting SDF/ YPG militants.
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