US Allows Turkey To Invade Northern Syria, Attack Kurds

Photo: Tire blockades were ignited in Ras al-Ain, Syria in order to provide smoke cover against Turkish aerial attacks. By Jennifer Kelly and Mike Talavera [Editor’s note: the article has been updated to clarify that Trump was not “rolled” by Erdoğan and that the Turkish offensive, which contributes to the Balkanization of the region and further destabilizes it, is in the interests of US imperialism. … Continue reading US Allows Turkey To Invade Northern Syria, Attack Kurds

Turkey and US Patrol Syria “Safe Zone” Despite Increasing Disagreements

Photo: US troops oversee SDF’s removal of fortifications in northern Syrian “Safe Zone.” By Jennifer Kelly   This weekend, Turkey and the United States began joint patrols of the recently established “safe zone” within the Kurdish-controlled area in northeastern Syria. Turkey has made it clear it is not satisfied with the strip of land that has been established as the safe zone. “It seems Turkey’s … Continue reading Turkey and US Patrol Syria “Safe Zone” Despite Increasing Disagreements

US Makes Territorial Deal with Turkey in Syria

Photo: Turkish and US military vehicles in Northern Syria By Jennifer Kelly This past Wednesday the US and Turkey began the first phase of a plan to develop a “safe zone” in northern Syria. This puts a halt, at least for now, on Turkish plans for further incursion into the Kurdish-held territory in the north of Syria. There has been much consternation over the details … Continue reading US Makes Territorial Deal with Turkey in Syria