In Northern Syria, Sleepwalking into Conflict or Trump Bluff?

A Month of Confusion Between “Economic Threat” and “Cooperation” Among Allies.

Abdullah Ayasun
6 min readFeb 10, 2019

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Turkish soldiers in northern Syria. (Photo Credit: European Press Agency)

Over the past four years, Turkey and the U.S. mutually teetered on the collision course in northern Syria as they had competing agendas and divergent views of a Kurdish militia aligned with the U.S. troops. But they somehow…

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Abdullah Ayasun

Boston-based journalist and writer. Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. On art, culture, politics and everything in between. X: @abyasun