I hope your comment on Turkish military is not meant as such. The government may fear initiating an operation because of economic and political reasons. This is the cost of democracy. Winning the elections is essential, which may lead to suboptima decisions. But Turkish military is sacred. It fears no one and no country. Because our soldiers are ready to become martyrs. If you are ready to die, you dont fear anything. It is not easy of course for our young soldiers, and hopefully we wont have many martyrs. But this is I think a good opportunity for our country to rectify the mistakes of the past. Hopefully this opportunity wont be missed due to political issues.Its the same tactic over and over again, bark and bark and hope the americans and russians are swayed by it, when they are not go silent for 6 months and then repeat the same tactic. Its a losers mindset.
Realistically he should have just gone in hard on the side that Russia controls, say nothing and do what needs to be done.
Even if this operation starts, it will be for one maybe two towns, another waste of time.
Ukrainians with sticks and stones went up against the entire Russian army and never looked back. The Turkish military under Erdogan is terrified to move on west syria against a few russian drunks. Shameful stuff really.
Politics is maybe Turkey's weakest link.
Every time we do these operations or claim to want to do it we give the international media the platform to start up the Turks committing genocide and Kurds fighting Isis to protect western freedoms narrative. Then to make matters worse none of the ak party mouth pieces ever counter this narrative. The last interview erdogan even did on CNN they dubbed him talking about the PKK as wanting to attack the Kurdish people.
We are losers with this kind of politics.