Russia And Turkey At Odds Over Kurds In Syria, Stalls ‘Operation Euphrates Shield’

Kurdish YPG Fighters (16050762203)

Russian and Turkish soldiers are facing off over the Syrian Kurdish canton of Afrin. Ankara says the area that borders its territory is under the control of PYD ‘terrorists’ affiliated with the Kurdish insurgent group the PKK. But Moscow, like Washington, views the PYD and its YPG militia which controls Afrin as key to fighting Islamic…