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Syrian Army And Russian Military Police To Deploy On Border: Putin And Erdogan Reach ‘Historic’ Agreement On Northeastern Syria

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Syrian Army And Russian Military Police To Deploy On Border: Putin And Erdogan Reach 'Historic' Agreement On Northeastern Syria

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On October 22, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached an agreement to settle the situation in northeastern Syria.

According to the agreement, Turkey’s Operation ‘Peace Spring’ will continue in a limited area between Tell Abyad and Ras al-Ayn with a depth of 32km. Starting from 12:00 October 23, units of the Russian Military Police and the Syrian Army will be deployed along the rest of the Turkish border to the east of the Euphrates. Syria and Russia should facilitate the removal of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and their weapons to the depth of 30km from the border. After this, joint Russian-Turkish patrols will start to the east and the west of Operation Peace Spring’s area.

A joint monitoring and verification mechanism to oversee these processes will be established.

Both sides reiterated their commitment to the territorial integrity of Syria and protection of the national security of Turkey, and vowed to combat terrorism in all forms and disrupt separatist agendas in the Syrian territory.

Turkey and Russia emphasized the importance of the 1998 Adana accord, a security pact between Syria and Turkey. Among other things it allows Turkish to carry out cross-border operations against terrorists in Syria, while Damascus promised not to harbor members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

Other points of the agreement include the need to facilitate return of refugees to Syria and find a long-standing political solution of the conflict in Syria.

Syrian Army And Russian Military Police To Deploy On Border: Putin And Erdogan Reach 'Historic' Agreement On Northeastern Syria

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Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and the Russian Federation (source):

President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President of The Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin agreed on the following points:

1. The two sides reiterate their commitment to the preservation of the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria and the protection of national security of Turkey.

2. They emphasize their determination to combat terrorism in all forms and manifestations and to disrupt separatist agendas in the Syrian territory.

3. In this framework, the established status quo in the current Operation Peace Spring area covering Tel Abyad and Ras Al Ayn with a depth of 32 km will be preserved.

4. Both sides reaffirm the importance of the Adana Agreement. The Russian Federation will facilitate the implementation of the Adana Agreement in the current circumstances.

5. Starting 12.00 noon of October 23, 2019, Russian military police and Syrian border guards will enter the Syrian side of the Turkish-Syrian border, outside the area of Operation Peace Spring, to facilitate the removal of YPG elements and their weapons to the depth of 30 km from the Turkish-Syrian border, which should be finalized in 150 hours. At that moment, joint Russian-Turkish patrols will start in the west and the east of the area of Operation Peace Spring with a depth of 10 km, except Qamishli city.

6. All YPG elements and their weapons will be removed from Manbij and Tal Rifat.

7. Both sides will take necessary measures to prevent infiltrations of terrorist elements.

8. Joint efforts will be launched to facilitate the return of refugees in a safe and voluntary manner.

9. A joint monitoring and verification mechanism will be established to oversee and coordinate the implementation of this memorandum.

10. The two sides will continue to work to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian conflict within Astana Mechanism and will support the activity of the Constitutional Committee.

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  • DannyC

    Is the US staying to steal the oil from the oilfields or are they being asked to leave?

    • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

      It’s so over the top, ugly and ridiculous how the US are just vagrants, squatters in Syria (illegally, of course) fomenting unrest, supporting, etc terrorists and on top of it all, stealing their resources, which they need so desperately for their citizens, their economy, to rebuild their country. I’ll never look upon my country the same way after what I’ve seen documented over the past 20+ years (90’s I was a teenager, didn’t really know what was happening in Yugoslavia, Serbia.. to think I signed up for the USAF, thankfully I didn’t complete basic training due to asthma related issues, would have been 6 years, in ’99. Didn’t lock in a technical position, wild card. Was to get a bonus. yeah, 9/11, the bonus that keeps on giving for the MIC. Screw that! It was interesting and character building experience, basic, but I’m really grateful it didn’t pan out as it was to.)

    • χρηστος

      it will be over soon. US has no allies now. after what happened to the Kurds a few miles away do you think they will agree with them to guard the fields.? i think they will!!!since their leaders are so corrupt that they want the precious oil for their own pockets as they do now. BUT if they have the Russian and syrian army to face running like rabbits will be the only option.

  • World Wisdom

    Thank you, Great Russia – the only Hope of the World against the terrorism and NATO!

    • Smith Ricky

      God bless.

      • Davki

        G-d bless you and curse the occupier.

    • Davki

      The slaves rejoice because they have a new master. Slaves will be slaves… world stupidity.

  • Sparrow

    thank you SF

  • jorge

    Turks, pay attention: “and disrupt separatist agendas in the Syrian territory”.

    Whay? Because no one want you in Altai or Mongolia.

  • Fred Dozer

    Trump got Lindsey Graham smiling ! Trump said we will bring in, our great oil companies to control the oilfields and update production. He also mentioned oil companies from Israel could be involved. HE IS GOING TO CREATE A MASSIVE WAR.

    • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

      Really? Can you share a link to source? “Our”, yeah right.

      • Fred Dozer

        Do you know how to use Google search ? At some point even the Biggest Bully will be challenged. This action, may be the fuse.

        • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

          Yes, you are correct. Was thrown off by your mention of Israeli oil companies being involved, that would be definitely a stick in the eye for Assad & co. Highly doubt that’ll happen.

      • Fred Dozer

        Sorry to tell you this as I dislike . GENIE is the Israeli oil company, who started the Syrian war. Before you laugh. The Chairman of the board is Dick Cheney and other US politicians. They wanted to take the oil & gas from Golan Heights and run a pipeline thru Syria and on to areas now served by Russian oil & gas. Sad but true. Syria, said they would never allow that and Russia was their allie. No doubt, they feel Syrian oil is theirs also.

        • Lonesome Cowboy Burt

          I state “our” sarcastically as we, the people, have no relationship with big Oil or big MIC, other than being used as pawns by them. I’m aware of Genie energy. It’s crazy it’s gotten this far and this insane, but isn’t too wonderful considering the same monsters have been ruling us for centuries. We know they are psychos and freaks. Sadly, most people believe otherwise. It’s all like a cult.

          • Fred Dozer

            It should be legal to kill monsters. I agree with you.

    • χρηστος

      he is out of Syria for good you will see. he has no support there. the Kurds are against them ,the Arabs as well. he can only have a small Kurdish-US garrison in the area which is a waste of time. they will run to Iraq when Russian flags appear in the vicinity.

  • Snowglobe
    • Feudalism Victory

      Had to shake things up there to get change happening. If his stupid army commanders had actually planned to implement it it could have gone better.

      • Snowglobe

        Agreed.

    • χρηστος

      he is just a viewer of a tv show and commenting about it. Russia is hosting the show. He messed up big time in Syria.

  • PZIVJ

    “units of the Russian Military Police and the Syrian Army will be deployed along the rest of the Turkish border to the east of the Euphrates” Excluding the area between Tell Abyad and Ras al-Ayn.
    Excellent, time to break out the red paint. Most of the NE border will look like this soon :))
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/10faa053b9d76a4a762bb8dc2c069baf062280de2aed8c554764e17a4b533bb2.png

    • RichardD

      The Syrians already had control of everything that they got in the agreement. They lost control of areas not under Turkish control to the Turks in exchange for the Turks stopping the invasion and agreeing to the deployment of Russian forces in areas under Turkish control. Just like the Turks agreed to that in Idlib and never implemented it.

      • PZIVJ

        This is a great agreement for the SAA, they can deploy weak border forces to 15 points along the border, and keep their main concentrations to the rear. I have not heard that Russia would deploy forces in NSA held area, but this may be in the future.

        • RichardD

          The Turks are doubling the size of the occupation zone and also obtaining an easement 6 miles deep into the border area east of Manbij to the Iraqi border outside of the Turkish occupation zone. Simply for agreeing to stop the invasion. That’s a huge concession by the Syrian government. Syria didn’t gain any territory, they lost territory. Not only did the Turks not agree to withdraw, They doubled the amount of Syrian territory for their so called safe zone.

          A great agreement would have been the invasion stopping at the contact line or the Turks agreeing to withdraw in exchange for the 6 mile deep joint patrol easement. After 8 years of war the Turks are in a much stronger position, with the exception of air defense, where Syria holds an advantage, even with the Turk S-400s. The Turkish air force can be destroyed on the ground just like the IAF.

          A lot depends on the implementation. The Turk performance to date on previous agreements is lacking. And the Kurds are going to be supported by the US to cause problems. If it’s implemented and it frees up the SAA to move south to recover that territory. Then it’s a good agreement. That hasn’t happened yet. If it doesn’t the Syrians are still ahead from the Turkish invasion. But the agreement will have to be replaced with other options. As Idlib has shown.

          • PZIVJ

            Excuse me, but the joint patrol does not mean shit !
            What is important: SAA border forces are taking positions to secure NE Syria
            And NSA will get what is coming to them. :)

          • RichardD

            The SAA was securing the NE before the agreement. Whether they’l be able to free additional forces to deal with Kurds depends on implementation. And you can be sure that the Kurds will be causing problems as long as the US is still in the NE south of the border area stirring up trouble.

            If the NSA stays in the occupation zone they’re a non issue unless hostilities resume. So I don’t see what you think that they’ll have coming to them.

            The joint patrols obviously meant a lot in Idlib. Because the breach on that part of the deal contributed to a resumption of clearing operation hostilities. And they take away both the Kurd’s and the Turk’s excuse that the other side is or isn’t implementing the agreement properly. When the Russians are right there observing what is or isn’t happening.

            The ball is in the Turk’s and the Kurd’s court. Either or both of them could seriously impair the agreement’s implementation. It’s a long way from a done deal with a lot of variables to manage. It’s better than no deal, as long as things stay quiet and it’s implementation proceeds. There are short time frames involved. So the Turks and Kurds don’t have a lot of wiggle room. It’s either going to fly or break down in a couple of weeks. And the Zionists will be trying to throw a wrench in the works.

  • meridius

    The Kurdish turncoats got the best deal under the circumstances. They should thank Valdimir for sparing them the faith of the Armenians in 1917 at the hands of the Turks. I would say the offer is too generous given their traitorous behavior towards Syrian state entity in its original form.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Let the dust settle down first then they find out later what they got ( traitor kurdi)

    • David Parker

      The Zionist-controlled CIA promised them undying US support and their very own piece of ground if they would just help kill Assad.

    • Tudor Miron

      You should do a little search and find out that it was mainly the Kurds killing Armenians on behalf of Turks. Than they started reaping what they sow – same way that they do now.
      You’re right pointing that they are lucky that Russia is involved – they get a much better deal than they deserve.

  • Feudalism Victory

    Turkey = israel. They’ll be patrolling that lost territory for as long as syria exists like the Golan heights. They wont enjoy that when Turkey attacks through those territories like Hitler through the sudentenland he got from Czechoslovakia.

    I suspect his final goal is to take over Saudi arabis control oil and mecca like an Islamic superman.

    I wonder who’s whispering these dreams(delusions?) Of grandeur.

    • χρηστος

      i dont think that will be the case. Russia wont let that happen. Turkey has earned a role in the after war Syria but that role will be given by the director-producer-gamemaster, Russia.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Historical agreement??? One thing I don’t understand is, where are our guys in this article??
    US cleaned out all the terrorists from Syria while Putin and Assad were bombing civilians, US entered into an final peace agreement for NE-Syria with Turkey our Nato Ally, pull out our US troops from Syria and what happen?
    Putin and Erdogan rob our victory, smile to the press “we made a historic agreement for peace”???
    These guys have no shame!

    • χρηστος

      you are totally mislead here. US is out of the equation for good. Sold the Kurds to Turkey for 30 coins (which i dont even see). all Kurdish occupied lands return to Syria . Turkey is no longer a NATO ally just in paper. Furthermore US didnt clean anything. SDF the US proxy did. which is now forgotten by your beloved president. Accept a major defeat in political and strategic level and it will help you to see things clearer

      • Tudor Miron

        “Furthermore US didnt clean anything. SDF the US proxy did.”(c) SDF didn’t clean anything. It was simply the case of US removing their irregular armed forces (isis/nusra etc) which they had problems supporting openly against SAA and replacing them with local traitor force – Kurds which they were able to support openly. But the actual result was the same – Syrian lands under US control. They thought they were smart but reality show that wasn’t the case.
        You should have get used to Tommy’s sarcasm by now :)

        • χρηστος

          hard to disagree on what you say. SDF was a mix of Kurds and irregular mercs ,those that thought money ( Dollars) was better fighting for than the 72 virgins. the jihadists left were placed on turkish hands which had them chained both with cash and ideology

    • Dawn

      :))) lie some more – the bigger lies the better.. So anyone can see what a lying scum and american troll you are..

    • Tudor Miron

      Thanks for a good lough, Tommy. That was a good one.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    “Both sides reiterated their commitment to the territorial integrity of Syria and protection of the national security of Turkey, and vowed to combat terrorism in all forms and disrupt separatist agendas in the Syrian territory”.

    Am I insane, Turkey’s doing the exact opposite, It’s actually not respecting Syria’s territorial integrity and intentionally encouraging a separatist agenda.
    Turkey’s actually doing whatever it want’s to on Syrian soil whether Assad like it or not [and Assad doesn’t like it one bit], Turkey’s booting people out of their homes and replacing them with Turkey’s own Syrian refugees, and also currently supporting all the separatists fighting in Syria, as well as heaps of terrorists from other countries that are fighting in Syria as well, so in fact Turkey and Erdogan aren’t really committed to preserving Syria’s territorial integrity at all, they’re in fact trying to destroy it, what a joke.
    ……..

    “Both sides reaffirm the importance of the Adana Agreement. The Russian Federation will facilitate the implementation of the Adana Agreement in the current circumstances”.

    But Assad’s said a hundred times already that the old agreement is now obsolete and can never be revived, and blames Erdogan’s actions for making it obsolete, 8 mile limit for sanctioned Turkish incursions, BROKEN BY TURKEY, no permanent Turkish structures or installations on Syrian soil, BROKEN BY TURKEY, 14 illegal OB posts.
    And this is what Assad says,

    “President al-Assad, for his part, affirmed categorical rejection of any invasion of the Syrian lands under any title or pretext, saying that owners of the separatist targets bear the responsibility for the developments of events in the current time.

    The President also stressed the return of residents to their regions to stop any previous attempts of any demographic change to which some sides tried to impose, affirming Syria’s determination to combat terrorism and occupation in any span of the Syrian territories with all legitimate means”.

    https://sana.sy/en/?p=176635

    Pretty clear to me what Assad thinks of Putin and Erdogans deal, F off.
    He’s saying he won’t accept the Turks on his soil for any BS reason they make up, and this situation is only being brought about in the first place due to a separatist agenda, the Turks themselves, and the Syrian proxies who fight for them.
    And then he goes on to say the Kurds [or anyone] who has recently left their homes in Turkish held territory should try to return to them in an attempt to thwart Turkey’s desire to repopulate those vacated areas with their own Syrian refugees, so in fact Assad’s totally opposed to this new deal.

    • χρηστος

      all these are correct. As you said Turkey doesnt respect anything so far. BUT if you sign 3-4 treaties with these conditions AFTER the war is over Turkey will have to respect them. right now Turkey has helped Russia and SYria as much as Russia when at first it interveaned to the war. Take a look at the map. All the Kurdish occupied territory will be taken over by Syria. maybe there will be a small thorn in the oil fields but beeing surrounded as they will be ,they will not last long. Turkish puppets the fsa are valuable in the idlib area. they will fight HTS or die trying. idlib is the major goal now. after that all can be arranged. Turkey will have a minor role just for the glory of it, Russia and Syria are the major winners.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Yes things are looking much better lately but I still don’t trust Erdogan, I’ll wait a little while longer to make up my mind about his sincerity.
        I don’t know about the FSA being valuable puppets though, they’re more of a hindrance than a help, slitting a 10 year old boys throat, eating SAA soldiers livers, desecrating Kurdish fighters and Kurdish women’s dead bodies, mmm, they’re more of a liability and way too dangerous to let loose in Idlib, I think I’d prefer to jail the lot of them instead.
        You left out Trump as one of the winners, he’s also getting exactly what he wants too, he’s finally getting out of Syria and also getting a divorce from the Kurds, win win win, everyone seems happy all of a sudden, well everyone but Assad that is, I’m not sure how happy he is about everything.
        You know that old saying, “if it sounds too good to be true it probably isn’t true”, the pessimist in me still has some reservations, I’m watching to see what Assad has to say before I make up my mind, cheers.

        • χρηστος

          disagree on the fsa matter, that is to put them in jail. i beleive that only 3 feet under is the right place for them. prison is too light of a treatment for what they have done. Trump isnt a winner. He lost on the ground he lost on diplomatic level. he should have handled it in more delicacy. now he is laughing stock. he sold the Kurds big time , he bend the knee to the Sultan (he even lifted all sunctions against him just because he agreed to do what Putin ordered him to). as for Assad he was the ruler of parts of Damascus and a couple of villages a few years ago now he sees almost all Syria united , idlib is a matter of time only until its fall. Furthermore US is out for good.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            You’re right about the FSA, 3 feet under would be the best scenario.
            The US was spending about 15 bill per year in Syria but now they’ll be saving 15 bill a year, and because that’s exactly what Trumps been saying he wanted to do, get out of Syria and stop spending money there, I’d have to call that a win for Trump, not a loss.
            I believe Putin and Trump have a good working relationship and have been secretly cooperating since Trump was first elected, and I think the end goal for both Trump and Putin’s cooperation will be to bring both the Iranians and Israelis to the negotiating table and resolve their dispute, Ballistic missiles, nuclear capabilities.
            Judging by what I read in SANA news lately, I’d say Assad sees Erdogan as his biggest threat now.
            Idlib is only a matter of time but the sooner the better I say, cheers.

          • χρηστος

            im reading today that Us soldiers are returning to Syria. so they left and now they are back for what?guarding the oil i guess, which means spending US money to support them on the one hand but having control of Syrias’ economy and net profit on the other.

    • Davki

      Thank you for a sane voice. Yes, it’s foreign occupation and ethnic cleansing (this time of the Kurds). As I said above, the real lions (Russia and Turkey) will do as they please with their prey (Syria).

      • Tudor Miron

        It seems that your little plans of grabbing Syrian land on behalf of US didn’t work the way you expected? Kurds are traitors (proven by their doing) but worse than that – dumb traitors. Dumb and gready.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        “might makes right” unfortunately, and the mighty have spoken so loudly no one else could be heard.
        Thanks for the encouragement, cheers.

    • RichardD

      Yes, you have mental issues. Self admittedly at least partially narcotics induced according to some of your own comments.

      “But Assad’s said a hundred times already that the old agreement is now obsolete and can never be revived”

      Really? Links please.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Hi chimp, I haven’t the time nor the inclination to troll through SANA articles and find Assad’s official comments so these articles will have to do, read SANA more often you halfwit, that’s where you find official Syrian government statements.
        Sadly you trust what every other party has to say is good for Assad and Syria but don’t read what Assad or the Syrian government have to say about what’s good or bad on their own official news outlet.

        “Syrian state media SANA said Damascus is currently refusing to comply with the agreement”.
        https://www.trtworld.com/mea/what-makes-the-adana-agreement-significant-23619

        “Damascus, however, said reviving the Adana deal, which Russian President Vladimir Putin raised during his summit meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan last week, depended on Ankara ending its backing of rebels seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al Assad and pulling its troops out of northwestern Syria
        https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2019/01/27/syria-says-turkey-must-pull-troops-to-revive-security-pact

        “Syria’s position stands on two cruxes, Amer Elias, a Damascus-based political analyst and member of the ruling Baath Party, told Asia Times.”

        “First being withdrawal of the Turks from all Syrian territory, especially the triangle of Marea (25 km north of Aleppo), Azaz (32 km northwest of Aleppo), and al-Bab, (40 km northeast of Aleppo), in addition to Afrin. Turkey would also be required to suspend all support for military groups that are fighting the Syrian state”.
        https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/02/article/syria-turkey-accord-to-cleanse-border-of-kurdish-militants/

        So chimp, Assad’s saying before he even considers activating that old agreement the Turks have to leave Syria completely, they have to end all material and political support for the opposition groups, and also LET ASSAD DEAL WITH THE KURDS HIMSELF, NO TURKS ALLOWED RichardD.
        I think it’s been nearly 2 years that Putin’s been trying to revive the Adana agreement now, on at least 3 or 4 occasions that I can remember, and Assad hasn’t agreed to any of those prior attempts, and I’ve already linked what he said about this latest proposal.

        “President al-Assad, for his part, affirmed categorical rejection of any invasion of the Syrian lands under any title or pretext, saying that owners of the separatist targets bear the responsibility for the developments of events in the current time.

        The President also stressed the return of residents to their regions to stop any previous attempts of any demographic change to which some sides tried to impose, affirming Syria’s determination to combat terrorism and occupation in any span of the Syrian territories with all legitimate means”.
        https://disq.us/url?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsana.sy%2Fen%2F%3Fp%3D176635%3AA_ODXsnT3j-3lOX5VmkPlgEwxvU&cuid=3606370

        Hence the old agreement is obsolete and can never be revived, because the Turks most likely won’t get out of Syria and definitely won’t stop supporting the rebels.
        Go have a banana and read heaps of SANA.

        • RichardD

          You’re a habitual liar and a head case. Your huge dodge didn’t provide a single quote where Assad said that the Adana agreement was obsolete. Because he never said that. The one quote that you did provide has a broken link. Were you using narcotics when you wrote this?

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            Poor dumb chimp, you just can’t read properly can you, I don’t have to provide a quote from Assad with the words Adana agreement and obsolete in it, what the hell do you think this official statement means,

            “Damascus, however, said reviving the Adana deal, which Russian President Vladimir Putin raised during his summit meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan last week, depended on Ankara ending its backing of rebels seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al Assad and pulling its troops out of northwestern Syria”.

            It means the old Adana agreement is OBSOLETE, the old agreement was only applicable, workable and legal, while there were no permanent Turkish forces stationed in Syria, but now there are Turkish forces and infrastructure permanently based on Sovereign Syrian territory, the old Adana protocols are no longer applicable, totally unworkable, and also illegal under international law, which makes the old Adana agreement totally obsolete now. He also wants Erdogan to stop supporting the rebels, which Assad is saying must now also be included in any future negotiations if the Turks want to make any NEW arrangement with Syria.

            Here Assad officially says the Turks can’t invade his territory under any circumstance, and the article itself concerned Putin’s phone call informing Assad that the Russians and the Turks had agreed to implement the old Adana protocols again.

            “President al-Assad, for his part, affirmed categorical rejection of any invasion of the Syrian lands under any title or pretext, saying that owners of the separatist targets bear the responsibility for the developments of events in the current time”.

            Assad’s saying he doesn’t care if the Russians and Turks just agreed to reimplement the old Adana protocols [any title or pretext], he won’t let the Turks use that old agreement to justify any further invasion of his territory by the Turks,
            and then he goes on to say, the owners [Turks] of the separatist targets [Kurds] bear the responsibility for the developments of events in the current time”.
            Which plain and simply means,
            The Turks are causing all the trouble with the Kurds in the first place, so they’re ultimately responsible for anything bad that happens now, which I’d interpret as a message to the UN, “look at what the Turks are doing to the Kurds, help me kick them out so we can stop it”.
            I take it English isn’t your first language, it’s sort of like that Russia gave Iran new missile tech story you totally misinterpreted, read slower RichardD.
            Go have another banana, and stop watching LGBTQI porn too.

          • RichardD

            You’re a moron who has serious problems misrepresenting the English language. I’m an hereditary English speaker from the language’s inception. I understand it completely. Which is why unlike your butchering of it, I don’t.

            You haven’t provided a quote from Assad saying that the Adana agreement is obsolete. Because unlike your brazen lies:

            “Assad’s said a hundred times already that the old agreement is now obsolete”

            Assad hasn’t said this once, not one single time. Let alone 100 times. The only thing that your your twisted Orwellian psycho babble contortions prove. Is that you can’t prove your points with credible evidence. Not now, and not any of the other times that I’ve outed your bulls—. What your obfuscated gyrations prove is that you’re a habitual liar and headcase. Who couldn’t back up his lies with credible evidence if your life depended on it.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            You’re a total F head you know,

            “Both sides reaffirm the importance of the Adana Agreement. The Russian Federation will facilitate the implementation of the Adana Agreement in the current circumstances.”,
            – Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and the Russian Federation”.

            If you hadn’t noticed, what you posted as evidence of Assad’s approval of this new agreement between Turkey and Russia, is just what the damn things says it is, a “- Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and the Russian Federation”, it’s not not a Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey !!!SYRIA!!! and the Russian Federation”, you moron.
            And this is what Assad actually said about that very same Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and the Russian Federation as reported in the official Syrian government news site SANA,

            “President al-Assad, for his part, affirmed categorical rejection of any invasion of the Syrian lands under any title or pretext, saying that owners of the separatist targets bear the responsibility for the developments of events in the current time”.
            https://sana.sy/en/?p=176635

            And this is what Assad’s saying now,

            “New York, SANA-Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari renewed Syria’s strong condemnation of the Turkish aggression on its territories, and its categorical rejection the attempt of Erdogan regime to justify its hostile acts under any pretext”.
            https://sana.sy/en/?p=176780

            READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE And you”ll see Adana mentioned, rejected and condemned, and the reasons why. Assad’s even asking the UN for help to stop Erdogan and Putin trying to supposedly rejuvenate the Adana protocols.
            And here’s an article from january’

            “The Syrian government has strongly dismissed recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan concerning a 1998 agreement between Ankara and Damascus, saying Turkey has been breaching the pact by supporting “terrorism” and occupying Syrian territory since 2011”.
            https://www.presstv.com/detail/2019/01/26/586859/turkey-breaching-1998-agreement-by-occupying-syrian-territory-damascus-says

            You can’t read at all RichardD, you just spread absolute nonsense because you don’t/can’t really understand what you’re reading, Russia and Turkey came to an agreement that Assad’s actually rejecting and yet you try to tell everyone Assad’s also agreed to it, and then use this Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and the Russia to prove it, it only proves you can’t read or understand anything at all, and anyone can log onto SANA and read what Assad actually has to say, I’ve provided the link.
            And do you realize that even most NORMAL people who don’t use English as their first language, would’ve all known when I said “a hundred times already”, that I wasn’t being totally literal, just being expressive, so being as pedantic as you are, I’d take a guess and say you’re probably on the Autism spectrum as well as being a trans sexual troll.

          • RichardD

            You can’t have a rational debate with a lying two faced head case talking out of both sides of his mouth. Which is something that you start doing as soon as your lies are exposed:

            “Assad’s said a hundred times already that the old agreement is now obsolete”

            “I don’t have to provide a quote from Assad with the words Adana agreement and obsolete in it”

            Ignoring reality as you do just proves that you have mental issues:

            “4. Both sides reaffirm the importance of the Adana Agreement. The Russian Federation will facilitate the implementation of the Adana Agreement in the current circumstances.”

            ““President Assad thanked Vladimir Putin, and expressed his full support of the results of the work”

            “”Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressed his full support for the memorandum”

            You can’t provide any proof that Assad said that the Adana agreement is obsolete. Not a single quote from Assad. When he obviously supports the implementation of the Adana agreement. You’re a complete imbecile.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            When all you do is repost purposefully confusing official Russian propaganda, that you’ve swallowed hook line and sinker, instead of actually reading and understanding the 2 links I provided to SANA [the official Syrian government news site], which should’ve made everything crystal clear and totally debunked you’re misconception once and for all, you’re still calling me a liar, you’re totally retarded, you’re too dumb to be a paid for troll, just a plain old simple imbecile.

          • RichardD

            Even the sources that you link to disprove your lies and lunacy about Assad calling the Adana agreement obsolete. You’re a disinfo troll spewing lies and false accusations.

            ““Syria confirms that it is in compliance with the Adana Interstate Agreement on Combating Terrorism in all its forms and all agreements related to it …

            an unnamed source at the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Saturday.

            The source then called on the Ankara government to activate the 1998 agreement and leave the control of border territories to Damascus as they were before the outbreak of foreign-sponsored militancy in Syria nearly eight years ago.”

            – Damascus: Turkey breaching 1998 agreement by ‘occupying Syrian territory’ –

            https://www.presstv.com/detail/2019/01/26/586859/turkey-breaching-1998-agreement-by-occupying-syrian-territory-damascus-says

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            I give up RichardD, I’ve tried to explain but you still have no idea what the hell’s going on do you, what the hell do you think Assad’s referring to here in this official news statement, which he made the day after Putin informed him of the new Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and the Russian Federation.

            “President al-Assad, for his part, affirmed categorical rejection of any invasion of the Syrian lands under any title or pretext”,

            That’s plain English, invasion = Turkish occupation, under any title or pretext = Adana Protocols.

            And what the hell do you think this means.

            “New York, SANA-Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari renewed Syria’s strong condemnation of the Turkish aggression on its territories, and its categorical rejection the attempt of Erdogan regime to justify its hostile acts under any pretext”.

            That’s Assad sending his envoy to the UN to complain about the new Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and the Russian Federation, as well as complaining about the fact the Russians and the Turks are trying to use the old Adana agreement [which is obsolete] to legally justify Turkey’s presence in Syria, and now Bashar al-Jaafari is trying to get the UN’s help to stop them.

            You have an obvious inability to read between the lines don’t you, you need the 1 + 1 = 2 to understand what’s being said, so if you’re expecting Assad to come straight out and criticize Putin or Russia, you’re even dumber than I thought you were, this is the criticism of Putin and Russia, and you’re missing it entirely.

            Russia just announces a new memorandum that allows the Turks to not only stay in Syria, but also allows them to annex even more Syrian land to repopulate Syrian/Turkish refugees, which will make the displaced Kurds all run to Assad’s territory [Iraq too] and become a burden on him, and a day after that announcement the Syrians send an envoy to the UN to tell them the Turks are in Syria illegally, and want UN help to get them out legally, what don’t you understand RichardD, it’s as plain as the nose in your face. Assad wouldn’t be saying he rejects any excuse for the Turks to be on Syrian soil, and also sending an envoy to the UN ask for help, if he’d accepted the Russian/Turkish proposal, but you keep insisting Assad’s actually accepted the the Russian/Turkish deal wholeheartedly, you poor simpleton.
            I hope you have a nice social worker looking after you, maybe on one of their regular checkups,you could get them to explain the news to you , you know help explain what the story really means.

          • RichardD

            I’ll take President Assad at his word and actions deploying border gaurds to 15 observation posts implementing the Adana agreement and MOU, that he supports both the Adana agreement and recent MOU over your twisted Orwellian psycho babble and double speak.

            You never produced a single quote from either Assad or the Syrian government that the Adana agreement was obsolete, not one. I produced multiple quotes from both that they support the Adana agreement and are complying with it’s terms. These are the facts. Your rejection of reality shows that you have mental issues. You can’t have a rational debate with an irrational head case who rejects facts and spews twisted Orwellian psycho babble.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            What’s this mean,

            “”The Syrian government has strongly dismissed recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan concerning a 1998 agreement between Ankara and Damascus, saying Turkey has been breaching the pact by supporting “terrorism” and occupying Syrian territory since 2011”.
            https://disq.us/url?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.presstv.com%2Fdetail%2F2019%2F01%2F26%2F586859%2Fturkey-breaching-1998-agreement-by-occupying-syrian-territory-damascus-says%3AXDcje4boqPSGHYPSs0nA2-XaaLk&cuid=3606370

            and this Richard, what’s this mean,

            “Damascus, however, said reviving the Adana deal, which Russian President Vladimir Putin raised during his summit meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan last week, depended on Ankara ending its backing of rebels seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al Assad and pulling its troops out of northwestern Syria”.
            https://disq.us/url?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thestar.com.my%2Fnews%2Fworld%2F2019%2F01%2F27%2Fsyria-says-turkey-must-pull-troops-to-revive-security-pact%3AhbGvXuEOF72HkCvUIae4SNHvZhU&cuid=3606370

            That’s the Adana agreement they’re referring to, the 1998 agreement, obsolete means it’s no longer effective at achieving the same result something new or better can achieve. I don’t see that the terminology I used isn’t appropriate to describe that the old Adana agreement isn’t workable because the Turks are already violating it’s pre conditions, as Assad pointed out.
            Not only is Assad saying the old agreement can’t work because you’re already breaking the rules, he’s also saying even if you do stop breaking the rules [pull the Turks out of Syria], I’m now also going to make you stop supporting your rebel friends too, and if you don’t I won’t reinstate the old agreement even if you do abide by the old rules, I just made a new one up, tough luck, go cry about it to the UN, who my government just had a wonderful conversation with, now F off, that’s what Assad’s saying to the Turks and Russians, and it’s the same thing I’m saying to you too.

          • RichardD

            You’re pathological lying, twisted misrepresentation and obsession with Orwellian double speak contortions are your problem not mine. Any rational right thinking person, which you’re not, can read in plain English that not only has Assad never said that the Adana agreement is obsolete. But that he and the Syrian government support it and are implementing it within the recent MOU agreement that the Turks agreed to.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            The only thing Assad’s said about the Adana agreement which is remotely applicable to what you’re saying is this, Syria has always upheld it’s end of the agreement, it’s the Turks who’ve broken the agreement, and while they’re breaking the agreement, the agreement is no longer applicable [obsolete].
            So you can sprout off Russian propaganda until the cows come home, the truth is what the Syrians say it is, and the 2 links I provided to SANA are the truth, NOT PROPAGANDA.
            Here’s another truth you’ll think is just another lie,
            The Russians have warned Assad not to keep criticizing their deals with the Turks, they’re very unhappy his narrative is more and more often the complete opposite of their narratives.

          • RichardD

            You can’t provide a quote from Assad saying that the Adana agreement is obsolete. You lied.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            If you ignore what the 2 SANA links are telling you the truth is you’re too dumb for words, that’s what the official Syrian government news site is telling us to believe.
            The UN envoy is telling the UN the Syrians want the Turks to get out, but Russian media is telling you the Russians have worked out a new deal which allows the Turks to remain in Syria and continue meddling in their internal affairs, what a F head you are, you can believe what you want dickhead but the truth is in the SANA news for anyone to read.

          • RichardD

            You lied about Assad saying that the Adana agreement is obsolete, he never said that.

          • RichardD

            It’s really very simple. Either produce a credible verifiable quote from President Assad with the words Adana agreement and obsolete in it. Which you’re not going to be able to do. Because you’re a pathological liar. Or stop wasting my time with your insanity.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            It is really simple, either you believe the Russian news, or you believe the Syrian news.
            Russian news is saying the Syrians are accepting Russia’s proposal to allow the Turks to continue meddling in Syria,
            But Syrian news is saying there’s no way they will allow the Turks to meddle in Syria, and they even told us they sent an envoy to the UN to ask for help stop them.
            How the hell do you reconcile those 2 stories, one says black and the other says white, they can’t both be right, one of those stories has to be pure political spin and propaganda, and it should be obvious which story is BS.

          • RichardD

            Answer the question liar. Can you provide a quote from Assad with the words Adana agreement and obsolete or can’t you? If you answer yes and provide the quote you’re telling the truth. If you don’t provide the quote and evade the question with excuses you’re lying. We already know what you’re reply will be. You’re a liar.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            The 2 links I provided are actually telling you what the truth really is, but you fail to understand them completely.
            Time will tell us the truth Richard, just a few more days or weeks and we’ll see what the UN and Syria have to say about everything in detail, and then there’ll be no doubt as to what the truth really is. So stop annoying me until then, if the Syrians and UN say nothing at all, you can start calling me a liar again, and I’ll apologize to you and accept I was wrong, but just wait a while longer and you’ll see the Syrians aren’t going to implement the old adana agreement at all.

          • RichardD

            You’re a pathological liar. Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step in correcting it.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            Aren’t you taking your medication today, I’m sure you’ve forgotten to take it, go check now and make sure you haven’t, and if you have taken it already and that’s not the reason you’re so hyped up, go have an extra dose of whatever it is you take, I think you need it.

          • RichardD

            Your pathological lying, false accusations and hatred of the truth are plain to see and your problem not mine. I’m just rubbing your nose in your filth so that maybe you’l stop it.

          • Willing Conscience (The Truths

            LOL, the SAA are advancing on Ras Al Ayn as we speak, who are they making a liar out of, me or you, fighting between the Turks and the SAA has already started, go check syrialiveuamaps, who’s version of the truth does this new development support, the official Syrian version, or the Russian version.

          • RichardD

            You lied about Assad saying that the Adana agreement is obsolete.

  • χρηστος

    magor victory for SYria there. takes controll of the land that was occupied by US ,oops sorry by the Kurds, uniting the country again. now they can focus on the rats otin Idlib. Russia has established its role in middle east being the libarator of SYria, made the US ran like hell practically accepting defeat. Turkey as well established a role there but totaly the opposite than the initial to overthough Assad and have a puppet government there. Now Syria is an ally, they fight ‘terrorism’ together which includes YPG. it has a way to alter the territory near its border by tranfering millions of Arab there. territory that was mainly Kurdish in population. There is no chance of a Kurdish state as well. US and the Kurds suffered a major defeat on political and strategic level.

    • Davki

      Only in an Orwellian sense victory = defeat. Your words stand on their head.

      • Tudor Miron

        Yes, that seems like a defeat for Kurdish traitors, can’t deny that. But in the linger run that’s a gain for them – they get a much better deal than they deserve.
        As for Syria – it seems that you hate seeing Syrian map turning red. I sounds like you prefer yellow covering stars/stripes underneath?
        Kurds are not even able to appreciate Assad’s generosity – but that again will play a cruel joke against them.

  • verner

    and rest assured that putin saves erdogan’s neck, now that erdogan can go from full forward at gigantic costs to slow ahead at most of nothing cost. erdogan should be pleased and so should assad who ow can concentrate on idlib and my guess is that the scum there will be gone by christmas, and then erdogan will buy the russian su-jets since he on’t be approved to buy the f35s (and he should be happy for that).

    and when things are done and dusted in syria, the quintet can deal with the real loser in the syrian war -israel, and make the squatters homeless and send them on their way to the next diaspora, pogroms and other nasty stuff they, the squatters, have earned.

  • Davki

    When the wolves are done, the lions take their share. Despite his name (self-bestowed, just as his presidency), Asad or his government, are not lions. Turkey and Russia are. It’s mindblowing how people here cheer an agreement that completely ignores Syrian sovreignty. The SAA is relegated to the role of bystander in their own country, only occasionally being allowed to go to war, if the lions would allow it. This is a de facto *occupation* of Syria by Turkey and Russia… and some mawrawns are jubilant of it. SF has shown that this was never about ‘helping Syria’ or sovreignty – those are lies – but the Russian (and Turkish) recolonialisation of Syria.

  • David Parker

    I would much rather Putin and Assad reaching a “historic agreement” and Erdogan staying at home.

  • RichardD

    A truly historic piece of statecraft. And wonderful news for the Syrian people, the region and humanity as another nail is put in the evil baby rapers Yinon plan of perpetual turmoil. This should be followed up with a regional military coalition to do the same thing to the IDF in the occupied territories. With the US doing the same thing to the Jews that they did to the Kurds.

  • gustavo

    I do not see a clear statement that Turkey will return the invaded Syria area to SAA, does anybody see this ? Does “territorial integrity of Syria mean this ? I do not think so, but let us see.