Syria: The U.S. Will Step Aside for Turkey's Push Against the SDF
Oct 7, 2019 | 18:33 GMT
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- Turkey's determination to proceed with a military incursion into northeastern Syria has forced the U.S. to choose between its strategic relationship with Ankara and its local commitments.
- The U.S. decision to withdraw significantly reduces the risk of a clash with Turkish forces and creates an opening to improve their relationship.
- The withdrawal will make other groups in the region and beyond more cautious about risking alignment with Washington for fear of eventual abandonment.