Turkey tests waters for new offensive against YPG

Source:al Monitor Date:14Nov2018

But, doesn’t have US blessing:


Future Turkish operations east of the Euphrates depend very much on the United States giving up on its partnership with the YPG. Washington will not, however, sever ties and cooperation with the YPG before reaching its goals of curbing Iranian influence in Syria and eliminating IS. Thus far, the United States has not found Turkey’s partnership proposals sufficiently convincing to sideline the SDF, though there are signs that Turkey will be allowed to take full control of Manbij now that it has released American pastor Andrew Brunson after detaining him for two years.