Steps Toward Stabilising Syria's Northern Border / Steps Toward Stabilising Syria's Northern Border

Date: 19 September 2019

Author/s: International Crisis Group ;

Abstract (Original Language):

On both sides of the Syria-Turkey border, the uncompromising strategies of Ankara, Turkey’s insurgent Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and its Syria-based affiliate, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), are propelling a dangerous conflict toward escalation. The lone force able to head it off is the United States, and if it fails, Islamic State is ready to exploit any new disorder.

Country of Interest: Turkey Syria

Type: Briefing Notes

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