This is just another reminder of just how screwed up that part of the world is (and has been throughout mankind’s history). And of course, our own political chess game as only served to complicate it worse.
Lets see - WE are against Syria because of the dictator al-Assad who uses chemical weapons on his own people...
We have supported the Kurds historically because of their opposition to the radical muslims in the region - including in Iraq (against ISIS and other terrorist groups).
WE have a rollercoaster relationship with Turkey - sometimes warm, sometimes cold - but Turkey absolutely HATES the Kurds - and they currently have hard-line leadership, so they are trying to preempt any possibility of a Kurdish state being established.
It is a giant mess - and really is a “no-win” for the US.
Turkey attacks the Kurds while Turkey is being attacked by militant Muslims. This is why we should not get involved.