On November 23, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey’s air operations against Kurdish forces in northern Syria is “just the beginning,” stressing that his military will launch a ground operation “when convenient”.
“Our operations with aircraft, artillery, and UCAVs (unmanned combat aerial vehicles) are just the beginning,” Erdogan told the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party group meeting in the Turkish capital, Ankara. “We will come down hard on the terrorists with a land operation at the most convenient time.”
The Turkish military launched a large-scale operation codenamed Claw-Sword against Kurdish forces in northern Syria and northern Iraq on November 20.
The operation came in response to the November 13 Istanbul bombing. Ankara blamed the deadly terrorist attack on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the main component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Erdogan said during his speech that Turkey is more determined than ever to secure its southern border with a “security corridor”, while ensuring the territorial integrity of both Syria and Iraq.
“We are continuing the air operation and will come down hard on the terrorists from land at the most convenient time for us,” the president said. “We have formed part of this corridor [and] will take care of it starting with places such as Tell Rifaat, Manbij and Ain al-Arab [Kobane], which are the sources of trouble.”
Tell Rifaat, Manbij and Ain al-Arab, which are located in the northern and northeastern Aleppo countryside, are key strongholds of the SDF. Syrian government forces maintain a strong presence near the three towns.
Russia has asked Turkey to refrain from a full-scale ground offensive in Syria, senior Russian negotiator Alexander Lavrentyev said after a fresh round of talks about Syria with Turkish and Iranian delegations in Kazakhstan.
The United States, the main ally of the SDF, has also conveyed serious concerns to Turkey about the impact of escalation on the war on ISIS remnants in Syria.
Syria and Iraq have both condemned Turkey’s air operations against Kurdish forces. Damascus, who has already lost several soldiers to Turkish strikes, warned Ankara against launching a ground operation on its territory. Such an operation could possibly lead to a dangerous military confrontation.
Yeah baby now is the perfect time to do it, with the war in Ukraine going neither Russia nor the US will be able to do much about it. Hopefully Erdougan can completely ethnically cleanse the Kurdish PKK-YPG-SDF terrorists from all North East areas of Syria and prevent Kurdish terrorists from using the funds obtained from stolen Syrian oil to continue their terrorist acts.
US endorses Turkish operation in Syria
The White House conceded that the process could negatively impact America’s Kurdish partners.
These Kurdish terrorists are fuking clowns, fuk’em.
Iran has also given Kurdish terrorists in N-Iraq 10 days.
USA and NATO Allies have ripped apart russia’s puppet syria… heheheh
Are you a Ukrainian? You seem to be particularly anti-Russian. Not that I’m a Russian supporter. I don’t like Putin’s hasty decisions into war. His entry into Syria could be justified because the U.S directly started that revolution and Russia was invited by Assad. However, Ukraine is a different issue. Russia didn’t face any imminent security threat from Ukraine. This is a war of convenience for Russia. But in Syria, Assad was facing an existantial threat.
Kurdish terrorists says: with the help of Usa and England we created Kurdistan in Syria and Irak but now we want to create it in Turkey and Iran too, now Russia has alot of problems in Ukraine and Iran has problems inside. In the Usa the Demokrats loosing. Its a good time to start and contunie a major military incursion in Syria and Irak otherwise with the stolen Syrian and Irakian Petrol , Terrorists will contunie selling the stolen petrol and buying heavy weapons which will be used in the future agains Turkey and Iran. The Turkish incursion have to start without listening others or the time will be too late. Even IRAN have to join to this
Ihr seit alle so krank. Ob PKK, Türkei, USA und viele andere. Was seit Ihr für Wesen? Seit Ihr von dieser Erde? Wurdet Ihr noch nie geliebt? Dass ihr ganze Zeit Menschen abschlachtet. Ihr tötet jeden Tag in Syrien Kinder. Macht es euch Spaß? Geht zur Hölle.
There’ll be no war between Russia and Turkey in Syria no matter how hard the U.S tries to provoke this. But the PKK will be eliminated in Syria. There won’t be any deliberate attacks on Assad’s forces if it doesn’t intervene against Turkey.