Erdogan: Turkish Military Will Expand Area Of Its Operations In Syria

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Erdogan: Turkish Military Will Expand Area Of Its Operations In Syria

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The Turkish military will expand the area of its operations in northern Syria, up to the  Iraqi border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on August 18.

“The operations of the Turkish army in Jarabulus, Al Bab and Afrin will be carried out in other Syrian regions, up to the Iraqi border. They will also be carried out in [Iraq’s] Sinjar and Makhmur. We will eliminate the terrorist threat coming from the territory of Syria and Iraq. We will not let terrorists to control zones near our southern borders,” the president said at a congress of the Justice and Development Party.

The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) along with Turkish-backed militant groups are already in control of a large chunk of northern Syria, including the cities of Al-Bab and Afrin. These areas were seized by Ankara under a pretext of combating ISIS and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – a Kurdish rebel group, which is involved in a long-term standoff against the Turkish governemnt.

On the same time, units of the TAF entered some areas in the province of Idlib in northwestern Syria.

However, the Erdogan government is not going to stop on this. Currently, it’s working to force the US to drop support to the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The core of the SDF is the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). Ankara describes the YPG as an affilate of the PKK.

Turkey has also repeatedly treated to employ a military option if its demands to disarm the YPG and other US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria are ignored.

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  • Assad Did Nothing Wrong™

    “We will not let terrorists to control zones near our southern borders.”

    But they allow Al Qaeda to control Idlib? Disgusting.

    • cry me a river

      • FlorianGeyer

        With a bit of luck Turkey and the US will start directly killing each other :)

        • Assad Did Nothing Wrong™

          Americans will wipe the floor with Turks. I can only hope

          • Turkey will destroy your little murican puppets just like in Sinjar where your top PKK american d* got f*ed

          • Assad Did Nothing Wrong™

            Say goodbye to your Lira. You haven’t fought actual Americans so you talk out your ass.

          • Afrin, those were your little puppets, and yes we killed an american both in manbij and afrin lol, plenty of times as well. put your real soldiers there not your little puppets

          • Assad Did Nothing Wrong™

            We can escalate. You can talk tough from your safe space in Holland.

          • S Melanson

            There was an article that headlined – now Turkey will know who their friends are. But friendship is a two way street and it needs to be asked, who are or will be Turkey’s friends?

            Right now, Erdogan is on a path that suggests he read that famous self help book – How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. My goodness, the way things are going, Erdogan will soon be able to tell me that he has lost more friends then I’ll ever have.

            Can’t argue with that.

          • peacelover

            If Turkey wants to stay gloriously in front of Bloody USA, then it needs to strengthen its relationship with Assad, Iran, Russia and Iraq. There is not much benefit in supporting bloody nusra terrorists in idlib. Supporting terrorism is always against the dignity of ur great country my Turkish friend. Mind it please!

          • Moa

            Hey Greywolf, did you know that Islam is fiction and doesn’t match the archeology of the region ?
            “An Historical Critique of Islam’s Beginnings”
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd9lIuUjPs0

            There is no Mahdi who will rescue jihadis from the other 6 Billion people they are annoying. So you’d be better off calming down.

      • Assad Did Nothing Wrong™

        If you don’t release that pastor then it is guaranteed that Trump will destroy what’s left of the Turkish economy. I hope he does.

        • Feudalism Victory

          Trump plays it close to the edge.

          Q

      • Feudalism Victory

        No denial al qaeda running idlib. Burn it to the ground.

      • Brother Ma

        Your turn will come, Kurt.

    • Helmut

      Humanitarian workers have a passion for helping and serving civilians. Our actions are the key to life which makes the land a livable place. Therefore, Human workers are not a target for the murder and destruction forces of the Assad terror regime.

      • Assad Did Nothing Wrong™

        Another fresh troll account? Kill yourself, terrorist.

      • Bob

        Another White Helmet propagandist – your favorite media-psch-op has nothing to do with ordinary Syrians – it was set up by M16 personnel, the EU/US pays the salaries, and in south when cornered they fled to of all places Israel! Complete twat.

        • Jens Holm

          The propanda mainly is the other way all the time making any still alive to objects and targets.

          Very dirty.

          • Bob
          • J Ramirez

            Shouldn’t John McCain be in that picture too, maybe his friends are mad at him :}

          • Jens Holm

            You are a just looking into the future with a mirror to the past in Your car. You have noidead about how to avoid collisions.

          • Kandinski

            You saw that British commercial too? Thats for ignorant people.

          • Bob

            Your response is quite literally meaningless drivel. That aside, the only collision occurring is you crashing into factual reality.

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            Saa propaganda

          • Bob

            Naa reality

      • Brother Ma

        Ha , Turco headchopper with a fake German name. Yes ,you fooled us! Haha

      • Loung Kodak

        Your statement is really curious for an “humanitarian”! Usually civilian’s organizations are neutral moreoever if they are a part of an humanitarian org. but not on your side. You say you are “humanitarian workers”, but we never saw that you have worked hand-in-hand with Red Crescent or other organisations and, surprisingly, as soon as (so called) militants disappeared from a zone White Helmets disappeared with them together.
        I conclude that you’re not a “civilian” organisation no more, but as thousands of testimony claimed, it seems to ne you work hand-in-hand with armed radicals.

    • Rob

      Trump is supporting PKK to hold Syrian hostage in Syria and build Syria a permanent military base to control surrounding states while Erdogan is supporting Assad and helping to clean Syria and Iraq from US military bases. The US and NATO forces have left the Incirlike military base due to electricity issue.

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    So… The Turk dungeaters admit that they are so frigging incompetent that they cannot secure and control their own borders, so they have to illegally invade Syria and Iraq.

    • Lol, YPG is there a terrorist organization. there are clear indicators that YPG has ties to the PKK and KCK, so keep your bull sh* to yourself, Turkey will f* all your terrorists good which you call freedom fighters, bye bye rojava project

      • ελευθεριος βενιζελος

        wait to see where lira will be monday first, and if you can afford the expences proceed…..

        • Gayreek ahahaha

          • ελευθεριος βενιζελος

            you are funny Boy…. i will ask you mama to cut your internet access…

          • mhtsaropinigitakis

            go do some more Erdogan blow job you whore and stop speaking cause you are spilling fluid everywere

          • ελευθεριος βενιζελος

            xalara patrioti

          • mhtsaropinigitakis

            heheh exw synhtheisei sta ban alla den masaw allazw ip kai ksanampainw

        • greek, dont be a beggar of germany go work for your money

          • ελευθεριος βενιζελος

            where was your leader today??and yesterday he was assliking makron i think .. and next week he will beg arabs and russians for money also…..
            do you know how much we earn even now?? i was reading an article of a turk saying that you are gaining only 8000e per person/year…

          • Don’t talk about your own field of expertise Greek. No one will f* with this country, nor will you Greekie. Keep living in your sh* hole Greece useless garbage :D

          • ελευθεριος βενιζελος

            we will see insolent Boy…

          • Icarus Tanović

            Have you pick up your humanitarian aid, that Somalis have send you, Helen?

          • ελευθεριος βενιζελος

            what are you croatian puppet?? you always are helping your slayors…

          • Icarus Tanović

            I ain’t croat, you turkish slave. Yeah, somali refugees bring about some food for you too, Helen.

          • ελευθεριος βενιζελος

            you are funny Boy…

          • Icarus Tanović

            Shandrlike-tandrlike, Xelenic kebab and baklava. Donerlike.

          • Concrete Mike

            LOL thats funny but rough

          • Feudalism Victory

            Erdogan was already sniffing around merkel for money

          • Brother Ma

            Ha! So say the lickers of German boots for the last one hundred years.when was the last history book you read Ottoman? Was it even written by someone reputable or was it some Kemalist or Jihadi rubbish printed for internal consumption only?
            You disgust me dupe.

      • You can call me Al

        You can fuck all the terrorists you like, but you can f* out of Syria and do it in your own Country, otherwise the Syrians will kick you out in coffins.

      • iosongasingsing

        Turkish starved, who do you give your ass off now? To Trump who strangles you, to Putin who gives you oil or Merkel who gives you money and work? Eh big shit? ah, ah.

      • Brother Ma

        Turkey will only fuck what Russia or US will tell it to fuck. Turkey cannot do shit without a greenlight from those Big Powers.

  • Good all US-backed terrorists must be destroyed

    • FlorianGeyer

      I agree with you :)

    • Icarus Tanović

      Actually not bad.

    • Free man

      Who will destroy the terrorists supported by Turkey?

    • Brother Ma

      You mean Erdogan’s friends until recently?

  • ελευθεριος βενιζελος

    lets see if they will receive the ok from putin to continue first…. .” Currently, it’s working to force the US to drop support to the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces …” i disagree, currently they are working to save their asses and their currency..

  • Rob

    Benjanyahu propaganda and last effort to exite Erdogan to invade Syria. The Trump and Benjanyahu this dream will never come true because this is mission impossible.

  • Ronald

    As long as the Turkish Army hands over their observation posts to the SAA after they have swept by them as they reclaim Idlib, this could be a good thing.
    Those Turkish troops can reasonably attack the American proxy troops the SDF.
    SAA can then follow eastward after securing Idlib and re-secure the entire northern border up to Iraq.
    Then the Americans would only hold the oil fields across the river from Dier Azzor down to Al Bukamal.

    • Turkey stays in idlib its confirmed

      • You can call me Al

        Well, they can stay, but will be dead. Do you not understand how week the Turkish military are ?, but I do agree with you, when you state “Good all US-backed terrorists must be destroyed” …… work with the Syrian government.

        • “Turkish military is weak” lol Turkey would destroy both SAA and YPG together even if they teamed up

          • You can call me Al

            All your best troops / commanders are in prison, after the attempted coup.

          • You follow the mainstream media too much, we are the one’s that destroyed american puppets in afrin easily, even SAA sent 150 troops and all got buried by the Turkish Army, i think you underestimate the Turkish army too much, i wouldn’t do that, your so called america didnt even protect your terrorists and said : Yeah i can’t reach afrin, good luck. and all your american puppets got destroyed by the Turkish army

          • Ronald

            The Kurds refused to allow the SAA into Afrin, so the Syrian government stood by while Turkey took out the Kurds. The SAA had ISIS against the wall in southern Syria, and were not about to divide their attention from victory over them. However that does not mean they have given that territory to Turkey.
            Idlib and Afrin is Syrian land

            The 150 Syrian troops you mentioned were NDF, or local defensive forces, not SAA.
            The US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have spent 132 billion dollars training, arming and funding Al Qaeda and ISIS over the last seven years in Syria, according to the PM of Qatar.
            You underestimate the Americans too much, they may have lost most of Syria that they thought they would “reclaim” from Daesh, but they are still pumping arms into the Kurds, 250 truck loads just this week.
            If you think that Turkey is immune to an “adjusted” American “regime change” plan, you don’t know the Americans. I would be very surprised if they don’t try to fracture Turkey next, not officially of course. A lot more Kurds in Turkey.

          • And those were traitors btw. all got replaced and the turkish army consists of more than a million people. smart face lol

          • Brad Isherwood

            https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0SWxJLUkAA-W6O.jpg
            Excerpt:
            Serge on Twitter: “ISIS captured a Turkish Leopard 2A4 tank. Either there’s dead Turkish troops in that tank or Turkey’s elite fled & abandoned their tank.”

            SAA has like 5000 captured ATGM all classes, …some even from your NATO stocks.
            (Just use up the captured stuff)
            SAA would Obliterate you on the battlefield. ….just Obliterate you.

            You’d be crying …and on the Phone for NATO article 5.

          • PZIVJ

            I was also about to post about the Turkish Al Bab fiasco. :)

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            Nice propaganda

          • Brother Ma

            Ha! He is back! My other big fish.. hooked.

          • Hahahaha this kiddo, when your SAA came to afrin your cat forces got destroyed to sh* LOL

          • Brother Ma

            Yes. I remember Erdogan bleating to Nato for help like a Turkish Karakul sheep.

          • peacelover

            nice joker u r

          • Free man

            SAA and YPG will cooperate thanks to Afrin occupation by Turkey.
            Erdogan is a wizard in turning friends into enemies.

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            Bring it on no prop

          • Brother Ma

            You couldnt even defeat the Kurds for the last ninety years!

          • Hahahahaha, K-rds? do they have any land occupied in our country and its PKK btw, not k-rds those PKK donkeys keep dying 24/7 hahahahaha and our leader announced only 700 PKK terrorist left in south near iraq :) so cry son of a b*

          • Brother Ma

            Oh.. poor Boz Kurt ,you couldn’t argue the point on facts and reason and had to resort to personal insults;How very ….turkish of you.

        • Turkey ranked 9th in whole world, Syria 49. lol

          • You can call me Al

            That is 9th in size.

          • russ

            Yes but Hezbollah is number one

          • Free man

            This is typical Middle Eastern arrogance.
            Turkey will not fight the Assad army because Erdogan is afraid of Putin.
            We will hear from Erdogan a lot of excuses why the Turkish army is not fighting.

      • Ronald

        Confirmed by who, Erdogan ?

  • RichardD

    The Turks will stay while the US is there and leave when they’re gone. US efforts to get the Turks on board for Israelistan Kurd secession aren’t looking good.

    They could also help with clearing the IDF out of the Palestinian territories.

  • Xanatos

    Turks have been threatening to attack SDF in syria for years. It’s never going to happen. They are too scared of the US response.

    • We attacked in afrin, where were you then? :))

      • Brother Ma

        You attacked nothing. Your paid headchoppers rebelled or got flown in when Syria was busy elsewhere . In effect,you have taken it over without a shot fired. We will see how tough you are when you get to fight against real troops,whether Rusian,Syrian or American.

        Tell me BozTurd ,why does everyone hate you? Is it because of your “freedoms and The Turkish Way”?

        • bark LMAO, you mad? ez

        • Mustafa Mehmet

          Either Greek or Armenian idiot ..back to your caves now dada calling you

          • Brother Ma

            No just european Christian.Does that break your poor little heart …Mehmeti?
            What you thought only Greeks and Armenians hate you? Have you forgotten, Assyrians? Russians? Hungarians? Bulgarians?

            Even your fellow Moslems hate you; sauds,,Syrians ,Egyptians.
            Seems you have a problem with credibility and unpunished crimes.
            Oh no!😱

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            If you think I give shit .who likes us naaa. go and screw yourselves

  • John Mason

    This from Turkey also works in the favour of the US. Turkey supposedly fighting the PKK? Doubt it, seems more like annexation of that area of Syria while the US takes the eastern section.

  • potcracker2588

    hahahaha TOLD U SOOOOO PEOPLE HERE…..lol stupid naiv donks
    the agenda
    a one world government with jerusalem as its capital under jewish satanic leadership.
    and they allllllllllllll play ball……including USA,RUSSIA,UK,CHINA,EU
    stupid naiv donks

  • Icarus Tanović

    This is actually a good thing, it made my day.
    Turkey punched America in nose with this.
    They kinda have enough of Zionistic payroled Ypg.

  • Feudalism Victory

    Expand or die. Turkey buckled under russian sanctions. Not going to be getting much more money from europe either.

  • Luutzen

    Erdogan resumes taking on US empire after the latest Trump sanctions.

    When will the Turks invade Manbij & Hasakah?

  • Free man

    Like many countries in the region, Turkey is strong in threats and talk.
    The Turkish economy will not be able to finance a major war. And the Turkish citizens would not be willing to lose a lot of Turkish soldiers. Only to satisfy the ego needs of the Sultan.
    But threats and talk don’t cost money.

    • Brother Ma

      Or blood.

  • Pave Way IV

    WTF? This NATO-on-NATO violence has to stop. Turkey killing US and French SF (probably some UK SF lurking there, too) isn’t going to end well. And that’s pretty close to the Turkish borders (and SAMs) for CENTCOM to comfortably provide air support.

    That is, unless the idea is specifically to get the Turkish Air Force to attack. Why would the U.S. Deep State’s Pentagon lapdogs want that? Why, to justify a few (ten or so) Patriot batteries for the Kurdish part of SDFistan. To protect them from NATO air attacks – providing Turkey is still a member. And maybe point a few Patriot antenna arrays deeper into Syria while we’re at it. For defensive purposes only of course. Did I mention they will link seamlessly to the Patriot batteries in Israel and Saudi Arabia? Raytheon/Lockheed profitable MIMs lose out to Israel’s PAAC-4 missiles used in the Patriot, but the defense gluttons already got a billion or so up front for the next generation Patriot systems. See? A win-win.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Iraq will have something to say about that.
    Turkey is in big trouble financially, deeply in debt, currency in free fall and their credit rating slashed. They just received a cash infusion from Qatar but that does not change the fundamentals. Wasting that money on a war he cannot win in a one way ticket out of power for Erdogan.

    • Brother Ma

      The only reason Turkey has boomed at all is because Qatar has been giving Turkey cash infisions from the day Erdogan got in. Just like US gives Israel.
      My six year old nephew could build an economy with that!