NourNews – Turkey’s military presence in Syria, Libya, and Azerbaijan, despite significant financial and humanitarian costs, has not yielded the equivalent of what Ankara intended, and in the case of military intervention in the Caucasus, it has even ceded the stage to Russia.
The new round of Turkish military operations against the PKK in northern Iraq, which began last week and extended to Sinjar, has provoked a lot of reactions.
Some believe that Turkey is seeking to intensify its military action in the region to achieve victory and use it in domestic politics, and this time under the pretext of fighting the PKK in northern Iraq, has violated Iraq’s sovereignty.
Turkey’s military presence in Syria, Libya, and Azerbaijan, despite significant financial and humanitarian costs, has not yielded the equivalent of what Ankara intended, and in the case of military intervention in the Caucasus, it has even ceded the stage to Russia.
Now but; Turkey has entered Iraqi territory by sending its air and ground forces without coordination with Baghdad, and has violated all international and legal rules and regulations under the pretext of national security threats by Kurdish movements based in Iraq.
Ankara’s move has, not only angered Baghdad and its politico-military currents, but also the US State Department has reacted to this invasion.
In addition, Turkey’s action in Iraq could cause new unrest in the region. Some analysts also see the acquisition of oil in the Kurdistan region and northern Iraq as an effective target in Turkey’s military invasion of Iraq, and see this point very important in Turkey’s efforts to deepen its influence in its neighboring country.
Turkey’s foreign policy in recent years, and especially in the last few months, has followed a tense strategy, and in the case of some neighbors in particular, it has gone beyond the rule of good neighborliness.
Given Ankara’s problems and the devaluation of its national currency, as well as the fact that its foreign policy conflicts with the interests of countries in the region, it seems that Turkey should seriously reconsider its strategies.
The problem is that the end of Operation Claw-Eagle 2, which Turkey calls a counter-terrorism operation, is not the end of the country’s intervention, but we may see more military action in northern Iraq in the coming months.
by Pooya Mirzaei