ollowing the election of Donald Trump as President, the United States has adopted a new political strategy towards the Middle East.
administration has imposed sanctions against Turkish ministers and Turkey, has (and continues to) arm the PYD/YPG, which is known as the Syrian offshoot of the PKK - an armed terrorist organization that has been responsible for the deaths of thousands of Turkish citizens since 1984 and which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the United States in the fight against Daesh in Syria and Iraq - and more, the U.
"The United States will impose large sanctions on Turkey for their long time detainment of Pastor Andrew Brunson," Trump tweeted.
, and prime ministers of Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan, called Erdogan to congratulate him for the victory.
he United States President Donald Trump recently announced that Washington has withdrawn from the nuclear deal that was signed between Iran and the international community.
In conformity with Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, Turkey exercised its ‘right of self-defense’ and launched Operation Euphrates Shield on August 24, 2016.
The United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia are the leading countries that see Iran as a major threat to stability in the Middle East.
will require a footprint after the fighting stops to deter further attacks against the United States.
The noticeable difference between the first Sochi summit in November 2017 and Ankara this week however was the absence of Syrian representatives and United States officials.
With Kuwait hosting 15,000, the United Arab Emirates 5,000 and Bahrain 7,000 U.
Turkey’s convergence with the United Kingdom, France and Italy Alongside these problems confronted in relations between Turkey and Germany, the Ankara administration leaned towards other European actors with whom more rational relations could be established.
Despite the high-profile participation, the fact that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain sent low-ranking representatives to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit held in Istanbul on 13 December, 2017, upon the call of President Erdogan, caused heated discussions in Turkey and the region.
Today, the United States is supporting the YPG, like they supported the Afghan Mujahedeen in the past.