In one year, the Turkish army and the Turkish-backed armed militias of the Syrian National Army (SNA) have been involved in more than 800 attacks in Syria (and Iraq), affecting civilians and displacing tens of thousands of people, a report by the Council on Foreign Relations indicates.
Since Washington and Ankara worked out a truce in October 2019, an average of 2.3 violations have occurred per day. This does not include the incidents that have affected Syrian areas occupied by the Turks, such as Afrin, where a soft form of “ethnic cleansing” is underway.
A year ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promised to end his country’s Peace Spring campaign in Syria, following the agreement reached with the Trump administration.
However, the reality on the ground is quite different, as the report by the US foreign policy and international affairs think tank shows.