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Turkey Calls For Coordination With Russia And U.S. Ahead Of Operation In Syria

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Turkey Calls For Coordination With Russia And U.S. Ahead Of Operation In Syria

Turkish army tanks and military personal are stationed in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 25, 2016. © Umit Bektas / Reuters

On December 15, Ibrahim Kalin, an adviser of the Turkish President, said that Turkey is looking to coordinate its moves in Syria with Russia and the U.S. in order to avoid any military confrontation.

“We support the fight against terrorists, so we want to coordinate our efforts … Our Armed Forces will be in close contact with Americans, Russians and other members of the coalition in Syria, in order to precisely avoid any confrontation,” Kalin said on the sideline of the Doha Forum, according to Vestnik Kavkaza.

Furthermore, the Turkish diplomat stressed that his country will not tolerate the presence of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on its border with Syria. The PKK is designated by Ankara as a terrorist group.

“We can’t allow the presence of any terrorist group on our border, and we can’t allow northeastern Syria to become a stronghold of the PKK,” RT Arabic quoted Kalin as saying.

Earlier this week, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed that the Turkish military will launch a large-scale military operation against US-backed forces in northeastern within a few days. The operation will supposedly target several towns on the Syrian-Turkish border, which are held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Turkey claims that the PKK is the core of the US-backed group.

In response to Erdogan’s threats,  Mazloum Kobani, General Commander of the SDF vowed to “respond strongly” to any attack by Turkey on northeastern Syria. The commander also warned that any Turkish attack will hinder the ongoing operation against the remaining ISIS fighters in Hajin.

The U.S. had warned from any military action in northeastern Syria. However, it is yet to take any measure to prevent the upcoming Turkish attack.

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  • Promitheas Apollonious

    I wonder what tukeys partners response will be at the request.

  • Hasbara Hunter

    Good Turkey…. Clear the whole Area of any YPG-PKK-SDF-USRAELI-TRAITORS….

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      turkey want the oil her partners for isis was stealing for her behalf and now US has it. She is occupying land is not hers not going after the kurds, who are the excuse. The question is if the americans will suddenly become partners with turkey or not and if the russians will keep stopping syria defending her own land and syria is divided in 3 or two pieces.

      • Hasbara Hunter

        I always keep your Version in the back of my mind….I prefer my option in which Turkey helps to create a better Middle East….in Full Cooperation with Russia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan & Iran….that would be the best option for all parties…Let them Trade Oil instead of Stealing it…

        • s Slippy

          The operation will start soon

          https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq

          There will be no Greater middle eastern plan, and those who fight for its cause will pay a steep price.

          • Hasbara Hunter

            One Syria under One Flag… no concessions

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          time will show you the error in your judgment as all judgements based on well wishing and peaceful solutions that dont exist in this world and reality, where the guns do the talking and nuclear weapons the threatening.

          • Hasbara Hunter

            I have learned that all threats & wars were based upon Lies….

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            true but reality lies or truth does not change. Wars happen because of the agenda existing from the globalists.

          • Hasbara Hunter

            The Globalist Elite doesn’t even represent 1% of the Total World Population….. what are they going to do? France is Showing what they will do…..

  • Poor Turk

    ““We support the fight against terrorists, so we want to coordinate our efforts”, meanwhile FSA…

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    So… Turkey is announcing they are going to violate international law (as usual) by invading Syria (again), but they want to clear it with everybody so there are no “conflicts” or “misunderstandings.” Turks are almost as bad as Jews.

    • America has invaded Syria already, we will just clean them

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        for the moment what we see is you sucking up on them and asking their permission. for the moment what saving your asses is the cover with the syrians russians are giving you. Fail to do what you bragging about and that protection will be lifted, then you understand you are now able to clean your own ass let around others.

        • America cant do sh* to Turkey, like russia they have left afrin, america will as well. ez

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            keep thinking that. Unfortunately you are just a turk turd troll, (ttt for short). But I do hope your masters think and act in the same lines you do since none of them is famous for their intelligence. It be very entertaining to watch what happens.

          • verner

            should it be ‘none of them is’ or ‘none of them are’ that is a question

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            frankly as long the message is passed, grammar is the last of my concern.

          • Reza Rezwani

            US does real staff to Turkey!

          • Gavin Allen

            Come back and tell us again when your country is undergoing regime change and your caliph is dangling from a rope in Ankara …

        • BMWA1

          Keep an open mind. Turkish GAYwoves might be useful in this situation.

      • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

        I don’t hold my country any less culpable for our (wholly illegal) invasion of Syria.

      • Reza Rezwani

        Start with president palace in Ankara!

      • Gavin Allen

        America has not “invaded” Syria, you dumb fascist. They are there at the invitation of the DFNS. You, on the other hand, are islamist terrorists allied with ISIS. There is a special place reserved in hell for your filth.

        • Dicksonrp

          And remind me again ….Which LEGAL gov’t….not zio terrorist jewish support groups…invited the jewish SLAVES….the USA, into Syria???

        • Dicksonrp

          Kurds=zio terrorist jews

        • Xanatos

          DFNS? Is that the Rojava defense force?
          Maybe syrian army should invade kurdistan, iraq and invite foreign nations like turkey to protect the city of irbil? You piece of shit.

    • verner

      in the situation it just might make sense to get a) ypg/kurds away from their notion that there is an independent kurdish state in the offing and b) get the dis-organized and disunited fecking states of morons to pack their stuff and head back to washington dc, both outcomes to be good for the general situation in Syria and get an end to the civil war started by israel and the disunited states of morons. (and if an extrapolated outcome would mean an end to israel, that definitely would be a boon for the world)

      • Dicksonrp

        Precisely bro…

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Is it just me or does anyone else think the Kurds are sounding desperate,
    “The commander also warned that any Turkish attack will hinder the ongoing operation against the remaining ISIS fighters in Hajin”.
    “The U.S. had warned from any military action in northeastern Syria. However, it is yet to take any measure to prevent the upcoming Turkish attack”.
    They also pleaded with Assad to do everything he could to stop Erdogan from going ahead with his invasion, doesn’t that mean they’re getting really worried, I’d think so.
    Assad’s still waiting boys, go back with your caps in hand and ask nicely this time, the US can’t and won’t save you, but Assad could if you played ball.
    I can’t see any other option for the Kurds, the US can’t fight the Turks for or with them or even really support them, Turkey is 100 times more important to the US than the Kurds are, when push comes to shove the Turks will win every time and the Kurds will lose.
    The Kurds and everyone else is closely watching the Euphrates river, but I’m keeping an eye on the north as well, there’s been some movement up that way recently and I’m wondering if Erdogan’s going to pull a swifty on us. Tell us he’s about to do something we’re all expecting him to do, but then do something entirely different and fool us, I hope the Kurds are paying just as much attention to the Turkish border as they are the river, they don’t want to get caught with their pants down.

    • Gregory Casey

      Time for the Kurds to remember the Country and People who gave them shelter against the Turks and to stop with their FUKUS-Israeli fashioned attempt to carve out a ‘homeland’ for themselves on lands that were never Kurdish in the first place.FUKUS won’t engage with their NATO brothers in the Turkish Forces so Kurds had better understand that any in battles they wish to engage in, they are on their own. Meanwhile, Damascus awaits!!

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        I think that sums it up quite well, and I think the Kurds are starting to feel the same way too, since they don’t have much of a choice anymore.

      • Gavin Allen

        Grow up.

  • Christos Pratis

    fuck turkey everywhere the most parasite country of all the world…………….

    • verner

      parasitic maybe

  • R Trojson

    Erdogan bending over for both Trump and Putin now. Asking permission to take more Syrian land/oil. He is playing butboy for both US and Russia. Wonder how much of Syria he will take before Trump or Putin tell him no more.

  • RichardD

    The operation against Isis across the river from Abu Kamal is a sham to give the US an excuse to stay in Syria. It’s taking the “70 nation coalition” scammers and the SDF months to do what the Syrian government coalition would have done in weeks. And would do if they weren’t being subjected to airstrikes east of the river.

  • Xanatos

    It almost sounds like erdogan might actually do it this time. Then again, he’s made this threat 100 times before. …