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Erdogan's War in Syria Could Wreck U.S.-Turkey Relations

The Afrin offensive marks a major new phase of the Syrian conflict, likely bookending the conflict with ISIS and the civil war. Turkey’s decision to launch an operation in Afrin in northern Syria has opened a new front and phase in the Syrian conflict. Ankara says its offensive alongside Syrian rebel allies is aimed at eliminating the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) control of the mountainous area around the city of Afrin that has been a mostly Kurdish-controlled enclave for five years.
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