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Here's a positive move by Turkey, a country that often seems to be heading in the wrong direction: Despite Ankara's severe misgivings, it is allowing the U.S. military to fly daily bombing missions from here against Daesh (ISIS) – in support of a Syrian Kurdish militia called the YPG that Turkey regards as a terrorist threat.The U.S. military strategy against Daesh in Syria has increasingly relied on the battle-hardened fighters of the YPG, despite Ankara's protests.Guler reportedly also urged the U.S. to support Turkish-backed moderate Arab forces against Daesh in northern Syria, rather than relying so much on the Syrian Kurds.o America should consider modestly augmenting its proxy force in Syria with another Syrian Kurdish militia, the Rojava Peshmerga, that's more acceptable to both Turkey and the official Syrian opposition in Geneva (which dislikes the YPG almost as much as Turkey does).The U.S. and Turkey need to get smarter about regional strategy or they're heading for a crackup.
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