People hold a Turkish flag in front of a damaged house after PKK/PYD organizations fired 7 rockets since January 31 from Syria

Maryam Salari

Turkey’s Tactical Move in Attacking Afrin

Turkey has always played an important and effective role in control or relative containment of the crisis in Syria. One of the most important goals pursued by Turkey in Syria is to keep in check the increasing role of the Syrian Kurds in areas close to the country’s border due to Ankara’s concern about a possible union between Syrian Kurdish groups and those in Turkey. However, the main factor that has prompted Turkey to choose the current juncture for carrying ...