At the beginning of October United States gave Turkey a green light to invade northern Syria. This is the scenario that Kurds have long feared. The Turkish military operation Peace Spring in Syria has led to disastrous consequences for the local population.
Syria researcher for Human Rights Watch Sara Kayyali said that Turkish incursion into northeastern Syria will result in “massive displacement” and subsequent “strain on a humanitarian response that is already at its limit.”
However civilians fleeing the advancing Turkish forces have few options. Displacement centers in northeastern Syria are already at breaking point, prompting fears that under-fire SDF troops won’t even be able to secure the prisons holding ISIS militants.
Currently the Kurds have no allies, they are in a trap. The only way for refugees is that they should go back to government-controlled territory. The only option for SDF is to deal with Syrian government. The SAA has all rights and opportunities to stop the Turkish invasion. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that Damascus ultimate goal was to restore state authority over Kurdish controlled areas in northeast Syria.
It becomes obvious that in the current situation only the Syrian government is able to guarantee security of the Kurdish people and ensure stability in the region.