Turkey Wants to Crush U.S. Allies in Syria. That Shouldn’t Surprise Anybody.

Long-simmering tensions between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria came to a head over the weekend. On Jan. 20, Turkey launched what it calls Operation Olive Branch, a military campaign against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin, in northwestern Syria. The operation is part…

RELEASE: CAP Analysis: Possible Turkish Offensive Against Kurds in Syria Risks Widening War – Center for American Progress

Washington, D.C. — With Turkish troops threatening a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in Northern Syria, a new analysis from the Center for American Progress says the move could trigger a new, bloody phase of the long-running Syrian civil war. Ankara views the strong Kurdish presence…