The Real Target of Turkey's Syrian Operation Is the Kurds, Not ISIS

The Kurdish takeover in Manbij and their stated intention to further encroach on ISIS territory raised the stakes for Ankara, which understood that if it doesn't act now it may find a new Kurdish entity on its border.

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“We will cleanse the area of all the terrorists,” declared Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on the eve of the Turkish invasion of Syrian territory near the city of Jarablus. But the Turkish definition...