A similar situation can also be observed in the case of Syria.
In Libya, Syria, and Yemen, popular protests were faced with tough responses from the regimes, or were led to a proxy war with other regional actors such as the U.
Since the PKK has no safe haven in Turkey – not even a single village – Turkey’s war against separatist terrorism focuses on the PKK’s safe havens in Syria and Iraq.
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.
Turkey is already faced with monumental challenges emanating from the regional instability caused by civil wars in Iraq and Syria.
The Syrian War was and still is proof of the fact that Turkey is not being treated as a genuine ally by the U.
Trump administration’s support for the PKK’s Syrian branch PYD has harmed Turkey a lot more than the proposed U.
The signatories of the joint declaration include many key religious leaders in Turkey such as: the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I, Deputy Armenian Patriarch Aram Atesyan and Chief Rabbi Rav Isak Halevait, Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox Church Mor Filiksinos Yusuf among many other important religious leaders and representatives.
At the end of the visit, Erdogan shared his thoughts on Twitter: "I would like to thank all the leaders with whom we have discussed many issues, from the global economic situation to the Syrian issue, from the development of Africa to the economic and political relations we are developing with Asia.
TAF is more active militarily in Syria and Iraq to prevent terrorist activities against Turkey.
Both DAESH and the YPG, the Syrian branch of the PKK, were posing immediate security threats especially along the Syrian border.
This perception was due to the damage caused by violent political and social conflicts in Syria and Egypt in the near past being still fresh in the memory of people.