Editorial

Mideast first

A man steps down from a tank as Turkish armed forces drive towards the border with Syria near Akcakale in Sanliurfa province on October 8, 2019. Turkey said on October 8, 2019, it was ready for an offensive into northern Syria, while President Donald Trump insisted the United States had not abandoned its Kurdish allies who would be targeted in the assault. Trump has blown hot and cold since a surprise announcement two days before that Washington was pulling back 50 to 100 "special operators" fro

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 09, 2019, on page 1.

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