Syrian Kurds in the northeastern city of Qamishli protest against a Turkish assault on the Syrian border enclave of Afrin on March 11. Photo: AFP

Trump’s Syria withdrawal strengthens Erdogan, Putin and Assad while abandoning US allies

  • The only thing that can deter strongmen like Assad, Putin, Erdogan and Iran’s mullahs is a robust US presence
  • Syria’s Kurds will be among the first to bear the brunt as Erdogan moves against them
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Syrian Kurds in the northeastern city of Qamishli protest against a Turkish assault on the Syrian border enclave of Afrin on March 11. Photo: AFP
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