Turkey will see deployment of the Syrian Army to protect Kurdish militias in northern Syria as a declaration of war on Turkey, Yasin Aktay, an adviser of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said on October 19.
“If the Syrian regime [the Assad government] wants to enter Manbij, Ayn al-Arab and Qamishli to provide protection for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units [YPG], that will be viewed by Turkey as the declaration of war and it [Damascus] will face a relevant response,” the Turkish presidential adviser said.
However, he added that if Damascus provides Turkey with guarantees that Kurdish forces will not operate in the border area, Turkey may change its attitude towards the deployment of the Syrian Army in northeastern Syria.
Aktay claimed that Turkish troops will leave Syria after the establishment of peace and security across the country.
“Turkey does not grab anyone’s territories,” Aktay said.
According to Aktay, the US and Turkey agreed on the establishment of a 444-kilometre-long safe zone controlled by its troops on the Syrian-Turkish border.
“The depth of the created safe zone was discussed during the meeting with the US, when the Turkish side confirmed the need to create a safe zone on the border with Syria with a depth of 32 kilometres and a length of 444 kilometres, which was agreed with the US delegation,” Aktay said.
“The east of the Euphrates, in particular, the provinces of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, which was discussed with the United States, will be fully included in the safe zone, and we managed to reach mutual understanding on this issue. The agreement reached with the Americans is clear, the Turkish armed forces will exercise control over the safe zone, the depth and extent of which will be determined by Turkey.”
Remarks by Aktay are an open demonstration of the fact that the real Turkish policy in Syria goes contrary to its public statements. Aktay claimed that the deployment of the Syrian Army in such areas as Manbij and Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) will be seen as a declaration of war. However, Syrian troops are already there. Aktay says that the US and Turkey agreed on a 444-km long safe zone, but this goal is not realistic because the Syrian Army already reached the border. Finally, Aktay says that Turkey is not seeking to grab Syrian lands. In reality, Ankara is doing every possible effort to turn the areas captured in the framework of Operations Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch into semi-independent pseudo-states in order to influence the future Syria after the end of the conflict or annex them if there is an opportunity to do so.
Turkey doesn’t grab anyone’s territory but if syria want to defend itself against our abuse this means war! Hilarious .. :D turks must be taught a gooood lesson but i dont think Russia does anything and will see consequences of thinking can ally with a nato member!
Im somewhat agreeing with you, BUT, and this but is HUUUUGGGEEEE!!!!
I still dont trust the syrian kurds and we need a bit more pressure from turkey to make a deal. And that deal must stick!!
How sad it had to come to this, when the kurds had 2 years to.make deal with syria, while the leaders were too busy sucking american tit.
We will see a response from Russia soon enough.
Turkey is liar . they want SAA to remove all PKK from the border so they don’t attack Turkey. But when Russia told Tureky toget rid of Alqaeda from idlib .Turkey has not done anything. Turks are liars and has grab land of Syria by supporting Militant and terriost to destroy Syria , and they are talking of declaration of war. Mr. Erdogon you are at war with Syria from 2011. Turks want war they will get it.
PPK is the existential threat for Turkey. Islamists are not. It’s simple.
Islamists are an existential threat to syria, way more than pkk to turkey.
Turkey needs to stop supporting Al Nusrah in idlib, turkey is being quite the hypocrite here.
Yep, you’re partially right. But remember there are different islamists, and most shit head of them were those supported by the USA.
Islamists are no threat to Turkey because Erdogan is their current Nr 1 supporter, as Muslim brother. Supporting those Islamists that slaugthered for decades in Russia, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran,…
“Harry Smith” LOL.
Why should Turkey do anything if there is no need for that? Just to pleasure you? As for the Islamists they are pounded now by Syrian and Russian aviation in Latakia and Idlib. Everyone acts his role in this movie.
The way to deal with the Turks is the same way that the US was dealt with. That is to take away their excuse for being in Syria. With the US it was ISIS. With the Turks it’s the SDF.
The Kurd leadership is guilty of sedition and the SDF of draft dodging. Reconciliation should be structured to give these people a reasonable path out of their current circumstances and back to participation in Syrian state and private sector gainful employment. If the SDF members want to be soldiers they can serve in one of the government or government approved affiliated organizations that isn’t secessionist. The Kurdish leadership can participate in national politics just like everyone else.
Once the secessionist military and political organizations are disbanded the Turks no longer have an excuse to be in Syria.
Turkey is supporting ISIS and AQ – it is more than clear for 8 years already. Who is the Turkish bloody regime and the US criminal regime to decide the faith of a sovereign country?? WTF Turkey will be going to do in Raqqa or Deir ez Zor? Maybe the best option will be the creation of Kurdish state on the territory of Turkey
Easier said than done.
It will happen soon. The rest will go to Greece and Armenia. And Turks will go back to their mongol hole where they came from.
Turkey is a terrorist state. Erdogan must be killed. And Turkey destroyed.
Turkey should be returned to its rightful owner, the Greek state and the Sultan expelled
better if the silly greece is amalgamated with turkey with less hardship for the greek people as a result.
?? you can take it
Not only the Greeks, also the Armenians and Assyrians.
Greece blong to Albans the rightful owners
the only so called country that needs to be destroyed/terminated is the illegal settlement called israel. israel is the rotteen apple in the box and once it’s out of the way the rest canlive happily ever after. the jews can dive straight into their diaspora 2.0 and never return.
What has Israel got to do with Turkey conflicts?
just that the minute the neighbours have terminated the illegal settlement called israel and sent the illegal occupiers into their next diaspora, peace might actually be had in the entire middle east and that is not possible as long as israel is allowed to exist – one state solution in the form of palestine and the jews kicked to kingdom come that is what will be for the world’s benefit.
go on rambo destroy terrorists state turkey.. don’t just say it do it scumback motherfuker just try it maggots
Maggot is the English word for Turks.
The partition of the remaining ottoman land is urgent: Esmirna and Constantinopla go to Greece, The west go to Armenia and the Kurds. Russia takes a portion too and perhaps Syria gets chunk.
You can take a lead and destroy TÜRKİYE ?? go on you can do this ?
“Turkey is not seeking to grab land”… only a 32km deep, 444km long zone, which will be controlled by Turkey. That’s like saying: I’m not robbing you, I’m just entering your house forcefully, take what I want by threat of violence and take it with me for my use. How is that not robbing?
To protect our borders for now till Syria strong enough to take over later. First saa should get rid of the pkk.. pyg what ever they call them self.. dooo
Do not react on such statements. Dudes don’t understand fully the situation neither cultural mixture in the region. PS Hope Erdogan would have balls and buy our SU-35 fighter jets to make Turkey independent again. Best regards from Russia.
Yeah, and you are solidarizing with the nr 1 known pro Erdogan troll here. Suit yourself.
It is common sense! PPK with USA weapons and money they get from oil, right at the southern border of Turkey where Kurds are majority, is beginning of the end of Turkey as a state.
HAHAHA…yeah, right after the US dumps on the Kurds?
Wrong. USA started the withdrawal after Turks attacked YPG.
How long have the Kurds been in Syria? How long was there a ‘safe zone’ in Syria? Never. Why the need for one now? Because Turkey wants to enable the US plan to steal half of Syria…and take their share as well. They’ve been stealing Syrian assets for the last 8+ years, why would they stop now?
And how would you explain SAA in al Hasakah?
Stop supporting al.nusrah then , why is your goverent being such hypocrites tabarnak its.infuriating.
ask greece if turkey return land they have stolen or syria. The Turks have stolen land in the past! A normal criminal behavoir from the turks. never trust a turk!
You don’t protect your border by entering someone’s land,full stop.
If you can’t stop terrorist fire in cross-border Killing our people then we got every right to cross the border.. once we cleared the area then we return back to our border. If you can accept it lump it
As for now and forever, terrorists are the Turks!
Haha nicely said ?
But Turkey sponsors, protects and arms terrorists factions in Idlid – that kill Syrians and engage on organized crime. You cant just make up the rules to suit yourself.
Of course u can USA does it all the time.
Turkey has been supporting terrorists in Syria (the so called opposition). Turkey is a genocide country (Armenian) and must be back home. Stop saying nonsense things.
you guys have supported both islamic state and al-nusra along with thousands of other little sets of salafist gangs as they rampaged across northern syria each carving out their own little slice of their own little kingdoms. in fact, your government had no problem letting weapons and militants go back and forth across the border and your country was also the one facilitating the transport of chemical components for chemical weapons that were being shipped in from albania and its main port of entry that is actually OWNED by the t00rkish government. thus it was super easy for militants to acquire not just chemicals but anything else from toyotas and nissans purchased from used dealierships across the us and eu, to nato and eu weapons along with newly minted weapons and ammo from bulgaria and ukraine.
the turks have been FULLY complicit with the promise of getting granted ascension into the EU if they did everything they were told and made sure the syrian government collapsed. the key take away for erdogan was a landgrab, oil rights, and ascension. none of the objectives he was given were met and he was not granted ascension. in fact, because he FAILED, the us was gonna let him have a taste of what saddam hussein got when he FAILED to take down Iran after they overthrew the shah.
your government is on thin ice, and my governments most evil deepstate pieces of shit are gonna be beneath it when it breaks. erdogan better pick a side thats winning and thats the russians/syrians cos the US is NOT happy with his string of failures.
your country is playing for the wrong team.
Turks are guilty of the Syrian war, along with Saudi Arabia, Israel and US. Axis of Evil.
Turks said the same thing coming to iran! Haha tetrorist are you and your whole race and language and culture you mongol hordes! Look at how many negatives you got! Nice it is :)
Cockroaches I don’t see any problem with Iranians borders.. prop is with Syrians borders once ssssa army takes over full control the borders..Cockroaches stop spreading your dirty poison everywhere. maggots
Yes you do when the other side of the border is manned by terrorists armed with mortars and artillery.
If the USA had the ability or forces to control the border without using their Kurdish pets then Turkey wouldn’t have to clean up the border area.
Before the war/uprising even began Syria and Turkey worked out a deal to do just that, it was called the Adana agreement, it allowed for Turkish crossborder incursions into Syria to a depth of either 8 miles or kilometers while in the pursuit of PKK terrorists, and also established a coordinated security mechanism to stop the PKK operating in Syria. So Erdogan already had a good deal with Assad even before the war started, what Erdogan’s doing now isn’t going to make anything safer for anyone, neither the Turks, or the Syrians.
yes re elias the Greek.
if you can’t stop your terrorist country man firing Cross-Borders killing our people. we have no choice but do it ourselves. you put yourself in our situation and
you are so full of shit, turks are thugs and murderers as demonstrated through recent history in syria
Enjoy your dessert ???
You Turks are brain dead.
Behind you ?
Turks never had brain from the creation day. They are pawns of satan.
They should get along great with the Russian terrorists quite well then EH .
What is your problem who lives in Syria? Syrian Kurds are a Syrian asset or problem. Mind your business in Turkey!
Last time I checked U guys haven’t gotten rid of pkk on your side of the border either.
protect it huh? what protection plan was it you guys were establishing when buying oil from terrorists stealing it from syrian oil fields and driving it by convoy to Batman oil refinery on turkish soil? you guys seemed okay with that?
does tthat mean the syrian govt gets a return on that? how about the industrial equipment packed up and driven to turkey from aleppo when the war was breaking out? do the people of syria in aleppo get that stuff back?
what about the terrorists you currently support in Idlib and in the regions bordering Latakia? what if someone say, drove into t00rkey and took the same action to prevent these terrorists linked to al qaeda , from attacking anymore people in the region?
your record isnt quite spotless which is why people dont believe t00rkey when it says “heyyy im gonna pin ya down and fuck you stupid because im protectin ya okay? trust me.’
Americans do it all the time,
turkey and syria sure as a klucking bell should be able to come to an understanding where the kurds are concerned. syria has no reason to protect the pkk or ypg or sdf or whatever of kurdish minority have put together in the ne of syria. and the quicker syria agrees to the need to neutralize the kurds in the north east the better and the quicker the war will be over.
Since when should it be ok that US and Turkey decide on anothers nation territory?
Like Russia did in Ukraine ????
Like Stalin decided for Russia, Romania, Hungary and Poland? Ukraine does not exist as a state, is as artificial as Danone yogurt. And probably you refereed to Crimea. Historically inhabited by 90% Russians. What do you expect, jewish troll?
I see you be honking on putins dik tooo EH .
Your mouth is soo full.
Russians are terrible with maps look up Donbass simpleton .
very funny statement. Turkey will attack Syria which Russia has given huge efforts to free from ISIS-US scum. and Russia will just watch….The Sultan is loosing it.
“Remarks by Aktay are an open demonstration of the fact that the real Turkish policy in Syria goes contrary to its public statements.”
NOW WHAT DID I SAY ALL THE LAST DAYS? WHAT MOST HERE DID NOT WANT TO BELIEVE..
They agreed with the US, but did they agree with Syria?
Someone down voted my comment. Was my statement not clear?
A turk and a jew down voted you. Two lost nations.
I was wondering the same thing, then I realized assad would definitely not agree with them, so there would be no point in asking him
Geopolitical theater at it’s finest.
The correct way to sort this out is to ask the syrian government to create that safe zone and not the turks and the usa, syrian army are more than capable of restoring order in their country. THE TURKS AND THE USA and their friends are occupying syrian lands illegally that is an act of war !!! President Assad and the Syrian people need to stand amd fight these invaders so peace may return to Syria
This article has it absolutely right. Turkeys actions speak louder than their words…especially in relation to ‘terrorists’…HTS, SNA, TIP, etc…all Turk products, all terrorists, all on Turkeys payroll. The Turks continue with their lies and goals, in co-operation with the US. Turkey does not take land…that was a real laugh…ask Cypriots. They’re just pissed because Russia and Syria took advantage of the stupidity in their plans.
Oooooh I bet they are so scared now torki! Declaration of war nooo!!! Why are you so mean to syria? Hahahhaa I was being sarcastic, SAA is not afraid of torkis one bit
I love Syria and Assad (obiviously not as much as true Syrians themselves) but a full blown out war with Turkey almost came in place back in 1998 when Syria decided to shelter PKK’s founder Abdullah Ocalan. Turkey massed a couple of million force at the border; ready for an all-out invasion. Understanding Turkey’s seriousness Damascus kicked Abdullah Ocalan from Syria and ended most of PKK’s activity.
This warning from Turkey is basically similiar to warning in 1988.
But, I might remind everyone that Turkey back in 1988 was a different Turkey. It did not have any relationship with Muslim Brotherhood, It was a secular country, very respectful to other contries (esp. to its neighboors), at the same It was more hawkish. It even risked war against Russia when it decided to sell S-300s to Cyprus. Turkey prevented Russian ships to island; a crysis broke out and eventually S-300s were sent to Greece.
And that time Turkey didn’t destroyed his first echelon of Army command for political reasons. Now Turkish army is weak and we can see it in Syria. Even kurds can face it.
But now russia and iran and others are backing syria, so turkey knows trying to full scale invade syria now is and will always be just a fantasy
Perhaps putting on a little show to calm the Americans. We will control the zone so the Syrians don’t.
Putin is fuckked now , he should of caught that play EH
Who loses more in a Turkey-Russia war? That’s right they both lose, and Jews win (well, Jews and their allies in the West plus their Saudi friends). I hope Erdogan isn’t that stupid, but I wonder, as he’s looking like a pawn of the Isrealis right now.
Turkey loose. They disappear. Russia gets its south border secured and removes a hefty source of finance for islamic insurgents.
Uh…last time I checked the Adana Agreement is in full swing. Turkey/Russia/SYRIA/Iran. Erdogan has agreed and is implementing his part otherwise RUSSIA would be in DISagreement. Syria could be also bombing Turkey…so why aren’t they? ADANA If it weren’t for US/israel/SA and their homegrown and financed TERRORISTS, Turkey wouldn’t have a problem now would they? Greater Kurdistan = greater israel with A BIG CHUNK of Turkey into its plan. Erdogan is doing what he must or lose land to the fucking jew/israel/us/sa pigs.