Geo-Political and Strategic Dimensions to Purge Turkey of Afrin from Syria's Democratic Forces: Is It Guaranteed the Security of Aazaz and Mara and the Door, and Even Idlib?

Mohamed Aziz Abdul-Hassan Al-Bayati


The preparations of the Turkish armed forces to start the battle of liberating Afrin from the forces of Qusd pose the central question: Is the security of Azzaz and Mara and the door, and even Idlib is linked to the cleansing of Turkey Afrin of the Syrian democratic forces? If this hypothesis is true militarily? Did they contribute, realistically and not hypothetically, to Turkish President Erdogan's recent revision of his policy on Syria as follows: First, the priorities have changed towards two goals simultaneously preventing the establishment of a self-governing Kurdish-controlled Syrian Democratic Union Party adjacent to Turkey and the re-engineering of Turkish-US strategic relations to ensure Turkish national security Second, is the new military operation in northern Syria bearing the same shape and character as the Euphrates Shield, or is the content different? Third: Will the operation be shared by the Turkish Special Forces and the armed opposition factions of the Syrian regime? Fourthly: Will the areas controlled by the PKK be targeted, "especially the land road for the PKK supplies of Shankal + Sinjar + Sulaymaniyah + Ranya + Kandil with Turkish air strikes?" And the forces loyal to him, such as the Syrian Democratic Forces and the People's Protection Units, the military wing of the Democratic Union Party, the Kurdistan Workers' Party branch in Syria?

Keywords: Geo-political strategic dimensions to purge Turkey of Afrin Syria's democratic forces guaranteed security Aazaz Mara door, Idlib

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