Turkish-American relations are experiencing the heavy burden of Washington's alliance with the People's Protection Units (YPG), as the YPG is the Syrian branch of the PKK terrorist group, which Turkey has been struggling against for the last four decades. This vision will not change any time soon despite Washington's denial of the PKK-YPG connection. There are many other significant obstacles to the normalization of Turkish-American relations but Washington's flirt with the YPG is the most controversial one.
This analysis shows that although the United States was a security partner of both the EU and Turkey when it decided to no longer commit to responding to its allies’ security concerns, the latter took over the responsibility of ensuring their national defenses.
By demonizing the Turkish anti-terror operation in northern Syria, Western countries miscalculate regional balances, damage their interests