While I don't want to derail the thread I want to say that it is wrong assumption to think that we don't create "tussle" as you call it in YPG controlled areas. In the last tribal rebellion we provided passive support. Tribal fighters were crossing trough our controlled territory to fight in the hot areas including Manbij. The MoFA even made a statement at the time. The mastery with actions like these is to find the perfect timing. I am sure that when the time comes we can give them some trouble.Nice discussion going on. But what I don’t quite understand is why RTE and TAF aren’t causing tussle in YPG/PKK controlled area in Syria.
Taking Manbij would infuriate the PKK sympatizers in Europe like in the past. What’s important is to keep fanning these flames. So the general public in EU starts perceiving the danger of PKK. Guess the US threatening Turkey must have made us stand down, biding our time.
Why even bother to ask for fighter jets and thereby create a bad image when you know your so called allies are just going to say no. Just order 100 rolls royce jet engines from UK and make your own jet.
On the issue on why would Turkiye ask for fighters while knowing that the offer will most probably be declined:
Because history is writing it all. When the time comes to sit on the table infront of the international community Turkiye will have the chance to prove its point of hidden embargoes and legitimize diplomatic and military moves that would otherwise be thought as controversial. I just hope the decision maker don't go extreme like in the case with the S-400 by procuring an absolute junk and even worsening the situation while adding close to zero benefit.