It is dismaying that Turkey's military operation in north-eastern Syria is being spun in the American news media as an attack on Kurds, as weakening the fight against the remnants of Daesh (or the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) and hurting the United States' credibility with its allies.
I am compelled to set the record straight because the 67-year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) alliance that Turkey has with the US is not temporary, tactical nor transactional.
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