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A Syria Safe Zone Will Create More Problems Than It Solves

The United States and Turkey have agreed on a way forward that may marginalize Kurdish forces.

After months of stalemate, Turkey and the United States have agreed to establish a joint operations center to coordinate efforts to carve out a safe zone stretching more than 250 miles along Syria’s…

  • Gonul Tol and Joseph Votel
  • The National Interest

Much of the region is controlled by the Syrian Kurdish militia that Turkey considers to be a terrorist organization, but which played a key role in the U.S.-led fight against ISIS.

In the last few years, Turkey launched two military incursions into the…

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