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Tensions Overshadow U.S. - Turkey Talks on Syria Safe Zone - Mensur Akgün | The Jerusalem Post

Mensur Akgun, a professor of international relations at Istanbul Kultur University and director of the Global Political Trends Center think tank, called it legitimate for Turkey to express fears over the YPG near its border.

“For any country… this would be a serious security concern,” he told The Media Line.

Akgun believes that Ankara is willing to go into Syria on its own if it cannot come to an agreement with the US, but that it prefers to avoid that option.


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