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Metin Gurcan on Turkey and USA’s joint Manbij Mission

Metin Gurcan on Turkey and USA’s joint Manbij Mission

Metin Gürcan, a columnist for the Washington-based Al-Monitor news agency writing about security-related issues, asks:

I have this question going round in my head: Since there is no credible evidence of ISIS presence in Manbij, who exactly is the ‘threat’ that TAF and the US Army are patrolling against? Who is the enemy that seems to have brought the US and Turkey together against in Manbij? This is what we should be thinking about, and it is the one thing that will be talked about in the days to come.”

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