Turkey’s presence in Syria lighting many fires: 5 Geopolitical Effects You Need to Know

1. Syrian government attacks Turkish envoy

In a latest sign that the Syrian government has reacted negatively to Turkey’s presence in the country, a Syrian government air strike aiming to stop a Turkish convoy reaching a rebel-held town in northern Syria has killed three civilians. Idlib is one of the few areas in Syria not under government control. Syria has condemned the convoy, which is laden with ammunition. Turkey – which supports the rebels – says the strike violates previous agreements. The agreement – reached last September between Russia and Turkey – should mean Idlib is protected from a major government offensive. This is a worrying move from the Syrian government that could increase the violence and state of unrest in the nation.

2. Turkey aggressive in Northern Syria

Turkey has shown its interests in Syria are concrete, and their main target is the Kurds, the latest move showing this is that Turkish Armed Forces destroyed PKK terror targets in northwestern Syria, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said on Monday. Since 2016, Turkey has conducted two major military operations in northwestern Syria Operations Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch to purge the region of terrorist groups Daesh and the YPG, which is the Syrian branch of the terrorist organisation PKK. The Kurdish terrorist group has long been launching attacks on Turkey.

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