In the small city of Manbij in Syria, we could see US and Turkish troops shooting at each other if tensions continue

Source:The Independent Date:02Mar2018

The development of a de facto Kurdish state enraged the Turks and the government in Damascus. To hold onto at least part of their gains, the Kurds need continuing US support, though Isis is defeated and this makes Washington’s long-term support uncertain. Probably, the US will stick with the Kurds because it would be ashamed, at least in the short term, to abandon them. Doing so too swiftly would also deter other potential US allies in the Middle East who might fear a similar fate.


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