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Turkey Says It Will Inform Damascus About Upcoming Operation In Northeast Syria

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Turkey Says It Will Inform Damascus About Upcoming Operation In Northeast Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. IMAGE: AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici

Turkey will inform all relevant countries, including the Damascus government, about its planned military operation in northeastern Syria, the Turkish Foreign Minister said on October 9.

Mevlut Cavusoglu made the remarks at a news conference in the Algerian capital, according to the Reuters news agency.

The Turkish minister said that the operation will be carried out in line with international law and that the only target of the offensive is “militants” in Syria’s northeast region. Cavusoglu was clearly referring to the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Force (SDF).

According to Cavusoglu, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had told President Donald Trump in at the weekend that Ankara would launch the offensive after Washington stalled efforts to form a “safe zone” in the region.

Earlier, Turkish Defense Minister said that preparations for the planned military operation were ongoing, with forces moving to the frontlines.

Cavusoglu’s remarks were not a surprise. In early 2018, Ankara informed Damascus about its operation in the area of Afrin hours before launching it.

The SDF vowed to repel the upcoming attack, and even to move the battle into Turkey territory. Last year, the Kurdish group made similar promises in Afrin, but ultimately failed to defend the area.

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  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    where u at Simon Shitstein? Rocket Nose?
    you both PROMISED to protect Kurds. Now ur nose will have to shelter all of YPG
    and semen’s massive forehead can deflect all turkish attacks

    • AleK

      Simon Bernstein • 3 days ago:

      “CONFIRMED: US Airforce given 100% authorization to protect the Kurds at all costs and repel the turkish offensive!”

      😁😁😁

      • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

        LOLOLOLOLOLOL I lold so hard

  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    little girly faggot lindsey graham is so sad his second Israel Project wont happen…
    oh no muh rojava :(

  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    If US zionist retards sanction turkey, then turkey will turn to Russia and form huge economic and military alliances. Win win for Russia! :)
    Rocket Nose Wohl :=========D is so mad xaxaxaxa

  • Johan

    In line with international law? Since when has Turkey been complying with international laws, since this morning? They never and no where did. No, because the international laws do not allow an invasion, let alone the ethnic cleansing that will be carried out. but Turkey has always supported its own terrorism and Islamic State.

    • Ethnic cleansing? I sense a butthurt Kurd. You should’ve stroke that deal with Damascus while you had the chance you treacherous fuck face.

      • Johan

        When you, loose bags, finally gone understand that calling names, jeeling and irrational thinking are not arguments but only the reflection of a disturbed mind wht the lack on arguments. Anyway I know that and I feel pitty for your hollow mind.

        • You should feel pity for your rats getting annihilated by the Turks. The price of your betrayal to the goverment of Syria will be high. Enjoy the ride.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    torki can fuck right off out of syria and any other country that is not called turkey

  • Peter Jennings

    The US, nato, the UN, have all had their chances at sorting the mess they all clearly contributed to.
    By arming and supporting the SDF, who have chosen the terrorist route and committed crimes on Syrian soil, the US and nato admins intended to use them for future destabalising raids into Syria, Turkey and Iraq, whenever leverage was required.

    Turkey are not the only one’s looking for the USMIC to leave town and let them sort out their local problems. It seems the Iraqi’s. Libyan’s and Afghans are thinking the same way.

  • Vitex

    What, gonna tell them afterwards?