January 23, 2018

Experts: Turkey’s Syrian Offensive Risks Direct Confrontation with U.S.

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: The Washington Free Beacon

Journalist Natalie Johnson

Turkey's ground assault against an American-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria threatens a further deterioration in relations with the United States, a key NATO partner, according to several regional experts.

President Tayyip Erdogan warned Wednesday that Turkey would expand its military offensive to the Syrian town of Manbij, where the Pentagon maintains Special Operations troops who are partnered with Kurdish forces that dominate the city.

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  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...