Many foreign policy analysts have questioned the wisdom of withdrawing from Iraq prematurely and not intervening in Syria early in the conflict.
Upon the liberation of Afrin city, with the surprisingly little resistance by the PKK, Turkey is now reconsidering its military and political options to minimize the PKK’s role in the midterm, and de-territorialize the PKK and YPG in Syria and Iraq.
7 percent) for the last six decades in Turkey, it is still a considerable performance given the bleak performance of the world economy and particularly the struggling European economy, not to mention the extremely dire situation in Syria and Iraq.
Trump promised a heavy-handed approach against Daesh but he also championed non-interventionism by attacking the decision to invade Iraq.
According to this strategy, Turkey could only contain threats emerging in Syria and Iraq, as a result of the power vacuum, with efficient deployment of military assets.
In a December 2016 report Iraq: Armed Groups Using Child Soldiers, Human Rights Watch documented 29 cases in northern Iraq of children recruited by armed groups affiliated to the terrorist PKK.
In this respect, they are trying to occupy the government in order to ensure that with these trivialities, Turkey would not have time to engage in Syria, Iraq and the wider region.
” Cavusoglu said the agreed-upon mechanism will address separate issues, including Iraq’s territorial integrity, Syria, terrorism, and consulates.
Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, met for over three hours in capital Ankara on Thursday during which they discussed several issues, including bilateral ties and regional developments, particularly Syria and Iraq.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Pentagon subsequently modified the initial announcement, it was also stated that a 30,000-strong new border security force, answerable to the “North Army” would be established in order to protect Syria’s borders with Turkey, Iraq and Jordan.
This is no surprise to observers who already know that the PYD left no political network other than its own by targeting Iraq’s Kurdistan Democratic Party affiliates (i.
Due to both these attacks and geopolitical strains in the Middle East, total exports to Iraq and Syria, tourism revenues of south-eastern Anatolia and regional investment activities have decreased.
) was sucked in to Iraq and Afghanistan, Turkey is being sucked in to Syria," Erickson said.
More Arabs will serve in the areas along the Euphrates River Valley and along the border with Iraq to the South.
Macron acknowledged that due to its 9000 kilometers long border with Syria and Iraq it would be Turkey facing (terror) threats first.