Turkey Wants to Crush U.S. Allies in Syria. That Shouldn’t Surprise Anybody.

Source:Foreign Policy Date:24Jan2018

A very balanced article on how mixed signals  from the White House  compelled Turkey to take military action in Syria.  Also shows the way forward.


Alos read the Guardian article  of how the new Trump policy on Syria affects other major players, including Turkey.

“The Turkish preoccupation with the Syrian Kurds on its borders could lead to the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, reaching a deal with Damascus and Moscow.
That would represent a disaster for the US only a week after the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, committed the Trump administration to a political solution in Syria that involved the ultimate removal of Bashar al-Assad and Iranian-led militias”.