Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch is a combined military and political effort to reverse gains that armed Kurds have achieved in northern Syria. Launched on January 20, the campaign marks a turning point in the Syrian crisis and adds new layers of dangerous friction to Turkey-US relations, which reached rock bottom during the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. Officials in Washington are concerned that Turkey’s military offensive will undermine international efforts to eradicate Islamic State (ISIS) and other Salafist-jihadist militants from northwestern Syria. The Ankara-Washington alliance has likely reached a make-or-break point as the Turkish military wages strikes against US-backed Kurdish forces while President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows to extend Operation Olive Branch east of Manbij.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر