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Pompeo Warns Turkey Against Attacking U.S. Proxies In Syria

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Pompeo Warns Turkey Against Attacking U.S. Proxies In Syria

MIKE POMPEO. IMAGE CREDITS: GAGE SKIDMORE / WIKI.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned from “devastating” results if Turkey launch any attack on northeastern Syria during a meeting with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sideline of the NATO Ministerial.

“Secretary Pompeo expressed support for ongoing negotiations regarding northeast Syria, while warning of the potentially devastating consequences of unilateral Turkish military action in the region,” a statement by the Secretary of State reads.

Turkey has been threatening to invade northeastern Syria for several months now. The strategic region is controlled by the US-led coalition and a Kurdish-led force, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Last month, the Turkish military established a command center in southeastern province of Sanliurfa that will manage any possible military operation in northeastern Syria. Ankara views the SDF as a threat to its national security and recognize some of its components, like the People’s Protection Units (YPG), as terrorist groups.

“We will definitely solve Syria issue on the field, if possible, and not on the table, as the first work after elections,” Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during an election rally in Istanbul on March 30, few hours before the inauguration of the new command center.

Despite Turkey’s threats, the U.S. is not apparently backing down. Earlier this year, Washington revealed a new plan to keep 200 troops in northeastern Syria for the long term. The U.S. troops will be a part of a multination force that could establish a safe zone to protect the Kurdish-held areas.

Pompeo’s new warning will likely further escalate the tension between the U.S. and Turkey. The relationship between the two countries has never been worse in the recent years. Beside the disagreement over northeastern Syria, Washington is also trying to prevent Ankara from purchasing the advanced S-400 air defense system from Moscow.

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  • David Price

    Does popeye ever say anything positive
    Saw him snarling at the Bolivian President at the UN as he laid out a few facts about the US regime

  • jm74

    Turkey procrastinating over attacking the Kurds has made it difficult now to successfully carry out the attempt. US strung Erdogan along with false promises which allowed them to arm the Kurds. Erdogan should make it up with Assad and then they both attack the Kurd/US.

    • HardHawk

      I dont think Assad is ever going to trust or make peace with turks, that are from the main tools in what happen to his country as well occupy afrin and idlip.

      • jm74

        Happen to agree with you but there is more at stake than the relationship between Erdogan and Assad. Apparently they used to be friends until Mrs. Assad was overheard to say that Erdogan’s wife is a pig. End of friendship.

        • HardHawk

          That is gossip and not what fuel or motivate relations between nations. If Assad allies with the turks it means he lost for ever Afrin and Idlip and not only as the turks sights are set to the oil fields of syria and not because the kurds are there. But it is a long story and I am not that kin of writing long posts.

          • jm74

            Wasn’t gossip, it was well advertised some years ago. You must have missed it and I can’t be bothered finding it for you. Hate long posts myself and regards Turks and Syrian alliance that is impossible for now but Syria can turn a blind eye. Either way that area is lost to Syria , let the Turks and US fight it out, maybe in 50 years time the district will return to Syrian sovereignty, like Golan Heights.

          • HardHawk

            I did not hear of it then but I take your word for it. So turks did all this against syria according to you because ertofarts woman, is been called a cow. keep thinking that and I also dont agree with what you think is been lost for syria.

            Golan heights is a different story so dont confuse apples and oranges.

    • verner

      and include iran since htese three have the same view of the kurds – border tenants and nothing else. sure they can get iraq to join the fray.

  • Eva Braun

    Go on Erdogan ! Fuck Pompeo !!!

  • jorge

    Pompeius Pomponi, what is dramatically in the shit it’s the yankee punic empire. It’s a clown’s, like you, fall and end = you are done.

  • Jesus

    Russia’s allowance of Turkey in Syrian territorial matters has some special benefits when the friction between US and Turkey flare up over the Kurdish presence in North east Syria.
    Turkey as a third party, aside from Syria, Iran and Russia plays a counter move against US and the Zionist Kurds. Putin, on the chess board is using Turkey as a knight or a bishop to harass US interests in Syria, and drive a deeper wedge between the two.

    • Carne João Pasta

      I like your word play, very nice!

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Let’s face it, the Turkeys are Americunt and Zionist bitches, enough said.

    • Romeo Pesiao

      It was Erdogan who dance the Putin’s music….

  • Wraith

    Syrian S-300 fired at but FAILED to shoot down Israel AirForce F-35 over Aleppo last week!
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/israeli-f-35-jets-bombed-aleppo-after-flying-through-2-arab-countries-report/

    • cechas vodobenikov

      your lies amuse–your own source claims that S-200 attempted to target Israeli/US f-35s

  • Wraith

    IDF used F-35’s to strike Aleppo weapons stroage last week!
    Syrian S-300’s were USED to target them, but FAILED to shoot down any F-35!
    Either F-35 is too stealthy for a radar missile lock, OR
    F-35 has the most advanced ECM electronic warfare suite known to mankind
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/israeli-f-35-jets-bombed-aleppo-after-flying-through-2-arab-countries-report/

  • verner

    erdogan should first of all close incirlik air base and lay his greedy hands on the nukes there. then they can talk turkey in a way that fatso understands and respects.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Me and Bolton stand on our right to maintain US influence in Manbij for Israel, and we are not going to back out.

    • occupybacon

      Turkey is way more useful for Israel than Kurds

      • verner

        you are as perceptive as a concrete road block – turkey has it in for the squatters.and that you can take to the bank – they’re waiting for the right time and the right partners and such alliance might just have been formed or about to be formed. why would netanyahu travel all the way to moscow otherwise. he needs to stop the allance before it’s formed and that is the most urgent issue on netanyahu’s horizon except the election coming up.

        • S Melanson

          I agree, Turkey is basically being thrown into the arms of the axis of resistance – arming and backing the Kurds was the worst move you can make unless your goal is to drive Turkey away, which in that case, it’s the perfect thing to do. The US has not abandoned it’s backing the Kurds despite vacillation and this has led to Turkey giving final warnings to the US. I think also the alliance is already in place and the Golan Heights is the Prize but that prize likely comes with the Samson Option – Israel will go down before giving up the Golan.

  • Albert Mesrine

    Funny…Pompino reckons he’s a Christian ..as does Trump(Bolton I expect too)…all you get is threats of death and destruction with these dickheads. I can’t say I’ve ever been one but I thought it had something to do with peace and love to all mankind.

    • verner

      fatso and bolton does this to protect the christian values of the west.

      • Astrid Watanabe

        Seriously, they are crazy.

        • verner

          I know but I’d say criminally insane and corrupt as well

      • Albert Mesrine

        Really? God help us then.

  • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

    So a NATO country warns another NATO country of “devastating results” if that other NATO country engages in a war the first NATO country started?