US Withdrawal From Syria A Victory For Erdogan

Agencies (Qasioun) - The US withdrawal from Syria is “a diplomatic victory” for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a French daily said on Thursday.


Le Monde, the daily, noted that the U.S. pullout was announced a few days after a telephone call between the U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Erdogan on Friday, Dec. 14.


"It seems that the U.S. president gave in to the pressures of Turkey’s number one [Erdogan]," it added.


The daily also said that Turkey can launch operations against the YPG/PKK terror group in Syrian regions.


Last week, Erdogan said a counter-terrorism operation could begin "at any moment" east of the Euphrates River, stressing that Turkey would never allow a “terror corridor” to be established along its border.


Notably, in late November, the U.S. army fortified areas of northern Syria along the roughly 100-kilometer border with Turkey's southern Sanliurfa province.


Source: Anadolu Agency