An American rejection of Turkey’s operations in Syria

The Pentagon confirmed yesterday that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin expressed to his Turkish counterpart, in a phone call, his “strong opposition” to a new Turkish military operation in Syria, and expressed his concern about the escalation of the situation in the country. of Defense added that Austin offered his condolences for the victims of the attack, which took place in Istanbul on November 13. In a statement, the department said, Austin “also expressed concern about the escalation of the situation in northern Syria and in Turkey, including recent air strikes, some of which have directly threatened the safety of American personnel working with local partners in Syria to defeat ISIS.” called for de-escalation and expressed the Defense Department’s strong opposition to a new Turkish military operation in Syria. In turn, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced that last Wednesday Moscow sent military reinforcements to areas of Syria under the control of Kurdish forces and the Syrian army, amid Ankara’s threats to launch a new ground attack against it.
On November 20, Turkey launched a series of air strikes against the Syrian Democratic Forces, led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, in Syria, then Turkish threats to launch a land attack also intensified, despite the refusal of Washington, which supports the Kurds and Moscow, the main supporter of Damascus.