Gareth Jenkins on the Turkish Shelling of Kurdish Militia in Syria

August 26, 2016: Gareth Jenkins was quoted in the Deutsche Welle article Turkey shells Kurdish militia in Syria.

“The US is not going to extradite Fethullah Gulen, who the Turkish government accuses of being behind the coup attempt,” Gareth said, “and the US cannot abandon the PYD not least because it doesn’t have another credible partner to work with in Syria. So for these two reasons I think the tensions in Turkish-US relations are going to remain for the foreseeable future.”