Won’t go too far back, and look at the course of events, starting on March 1.
March 1. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu) said: “If the Party “Democratic Union” (PYD) is not leaving Manuja, we will strike”.
3 Mar. Russian military units entered in Manbij. PYD handed control Managem the Damascus regime. This statement was made head of the operations Directorate of the General staff of armed forces of Russia Sergey rudskoy. Regime forces also entered Manbij.
March 6. Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis (Jeff Davis) announced the deployment of American troops to Manbij. He noted that their goal is to prevent the collision of parties, not related to ISIS (banned in Russia — approx. ed.), and to testify that ISIS was eliminated from Manuja.
Obviously, these military developments have largely prevented Turkey to conduct operations against the PYD in Manbij. So, in the last days we do not hear statements in the spirit of “we hit the PYD in Manbij”.
After the military events, see political.
9 Mar. After the American military of the Russian Mili also posed for photographs with the emblems of the PYD / people’s protection Units (YPG) on the sleeves.
March 10. President Erdogan after talks in Moscow, said that Putin is not supportive of PYD.
March 17. The Kurds, supporters of the PYD, approved the “Federal system” in Afrin, Cizre and Kobani. The draft Constitution of Syria, published on 1 February, Russia has designated “cultural autonomy for the Kurds”, and the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov in his speech on 29 February said that Syria could become a Federation.
March 20. Reuters reported that Afrin, which is under the control of PYD, Russia will create a military base. Russia also indicated that it will not create database, and monitor the ceasefire. But on TV it was reported that in ‘ Afrīn Russia has placed a strong military presence with armored vehicles. It was noted that the Russian will carry out “military training in the region.”
It becomes clear that between Moscow, Damascus and the PYD, there is some agreement, while America insists on supporting the PYD. Moreover, Russia, going even further, officially uses the concept of “Federation” with regard to Syria.
In Moscow still officially working offices PYD / Kurdistan workers ‘ party. In an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on 23 March 2016, a Russian General involved in the Russian operation in Syria, Alexander Dvornikov said that Russia “teaches not only the Syrian army and the PYD forces”.
Thanks to the operation “shield of the Euphrates” which is held by our military suffered losses and Turkey’s position on the battlefield strengthened. But all military operations ultimately must give political results. The question of what Syria will occur, it is vitally important from the standpoint of Turkish security in the long term.
At the moment it is obvious that Russia and Assad strengthened Syria, and they act in agreement with the PYD. Barzani argued from the outset that the PYD is in collusion with Assad. Obama gave the value only fighting ISIL, and supported the PYD.
The need for diplomacy
Whether the picture that emerged in Manbij with the participation of Russia, America, Assad and PYD, a signal about the future of Syria, we don’t know. Worst of all, if Ankara is obsessed with the psychology of “besieged fortress”, “the struggle against the great powers,” heroic valor. Never in our history have we fought against the great powers alone. Turkey in any case should not be alone in its Syrian policy.
Putin criticizes us, but does not cancel completely the trade embargo imposed against Turkey! In the words of economist Ibrahim Kahveci (Ibrahim Kahveci), “we buy Russian s-400, but can’t sell even cucumbers”. With Russia, we should be friends, but let’s also understand Putin’s policy.
We need to avoid total conflict with the West and develop the diplomacy, which focuses on our common interests. In short, that diplomacy should underlie our foreign policy.