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Turkey is Consolidating its Power While Facing Newly Shaped Multidimensional Threats in Syria

From the very beginning of the war; the reason of Russia and the US’s entry into the war respectively is primarily about saving Assad and destabilizing the region in the favor of PYD, Syrian branch of the PKK, where they are dominating a vast majority of Syria’s northern border; currently advancing towards Deir-Ez Zor Euphrates Axis and pushing towards DAESH de facto capital Raqqa with the full support of the US-led coalition.

Cooperating with Assad Could Cost the YPG

It seemed that the US would protect the YPG from any attack on Manbij despite its promise to Turkey, which designates the YPG as a terrorist organization because of its structural affinity with the internationally designated terrorist organization known as the PKK.

Has the Myth of the Global Village Ended Now?

Although —and perhaps since – Turkey tries to take an active position to solve chronic troubles of the world such as war, refugees, racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia, it has been the target of some representative terrorist organizations such as the PKK, the Fetullah Gülen Terror Organization (FETO), and DAESH that are supported by those who are nourished, for example, from global weapon suppliers and manufacturers who aim to destroy connective bridges.

Turkey Steps Up Counter-Cyber Attack Efforts

Although local authorities first suspected the possibility of sabotage by the PKK, which in fact claimed responsibility for the attack, further investigation made it clear that a “technical failure” was responsible for the explosion, the cause being a sophisticated cyber-attack.

The Collapse of the HDP’s Politics

On July 22, 2015, the PKK terrorist organization shot dead two policemen in the Ceylanpınar district of Şanlıurfa, marking the end of the so-called “reconciliation process,” a political initiative Turkish authorities had developed to establish a permanent peace in the region.