Responding to a Turkish military buildup on its border with northeastern Syria, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threat of a new incursion into Syria, President Trump has warned Turkey not to attack the Syrian Kurds.
- Dov S. Zakheim
- The Hill
Kurdish forces have been allied to America and the coalition it leads; have borne the brunt of the ground war with ISIS; have suffered heavy losses in doing so.
On the other hand, Turkey considers both the Syrian Kurdish militia — the People’s Defense Units, better known as the YPG — and its political arm, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), to be a terrorist organization, essentially a…