Military acts of the Armed Forces allow Turkey to maintain control over the territory of the Kurds' People's Protection Units, which are being backed by the US. Thus, the acts of Turkey may escalate tensions between Ankara and Washington.
As Pravda.Ru reported, the Armed Forces of Turkey crossed the Syrian border on 24 August. The city of Jarabulus, which was detained by the ISIS fighters, was the target of the operation. Former Foreign Minister of Turkey Yaşar Yakış claimed that Turkey's Armed Forces' aim was to deter the Kurds from advancing on the Manbij region in the north of Syria.