Turkey appears to want more than Syria’s oil

Al-Monitor | Apr 2, 2020 at 4:49 AM
  • Syrian Kurds have been concerned for some time that Turkey’s plans include much more than acquiring oil fields in their region.
  • The SDF-affiliated Tell Tamr Military Council on March 24 circumvented artillery shelling by the Turkish army and Syrian opposition armed factions targeting the villages of al-Arisha, Umm al-Keif and Aneek al-Hawa in the Tell Tamr countryside, a predominantly Christian area.
  • The Turkish army and opposition fighters also shelled the villages of Ain Issa and Tell Abyad as well as the M4 highway.