Moscow again warns Turkey to back off northeast Syria

The Kremlin’s envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev on Tuesday called Turkey’s military offensive in northeast Syria “unacceptable” and denied Ankara’s operation had been cleared by Moscow in advance, as President Recep Erdogan had claimed. This was the second Russian warning to Turkey a day after the Kremlin ruled that Turkey’s incursion was “not exactly” compatible with Syrian territorial integrity. DEBKAfile:  Lavrentiev was the prime mover in the deal for Syrian forces to take over Kurdish areas and take part in their defense against the Turkish incursion.

 

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16 thoughts on “Moscow again warns Turkey to back off northeast Syria

    • Oct 15, 2019 @ 16:41 at 16:41
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      Putin has a score to settle with that hot head current leader of Turkey but will likely support a coup by the generals rather than kill soldiers following the dictates of a mad man

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      • Oct 15, 2019 @ 17:57 at 17:57
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        sounds like wishful thinking

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      • Oct 15, 2019 @ 18:11 at 18:11
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        Trump had the choice of going large and taking on Turkey, or removing his small force from harms way and letting hoards of America haters shoot each other up. Not so dumb after all.

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        • Oct 16, 2019 @ 0:43 at 0:43
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          YES THAT DON THE CON IS SUCH A MASTER STRATEGIST…MAKE ME LOL…HOW’S THAT WALL GOING YOU KNOW THE ONE MEXICO IS PAYING FOR?

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          • Oct 16, 2019 @ 1:26 at 1:26
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            Do you need a youtube link to the wall construction videos you moron?

    • Oct 15, 2019 @ 22:23 at 22:23
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      Junaid… Did Khan Give Them Nukes?

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  • Oct 15, 2019 @ 20:11 at 20:11
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    To those who talk turkey getting it’s objectives, to humiliate erdogan, Russian forces are in manjid to stop turkey

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  • Oct 15, 2019 @ 22:20 at 22:20
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    Putin To Erdogan, Comrade Quit Attacking & Killing Russia & China’s Funded PKK Marxist Kurds Or You Will Be Attacked By Our Russian Air Force & XYP-XYJ Sunni Kurdish Syrian Troops! But We Can Blame Trump In The Meantime & Khamenei Agrees As Well!.

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    • Oct 16, 2019 @ 11:51 at 11:51
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      @MI6 Intercept So you have now joined Barbara McClintock with your beloved caps. Don’t you know or even care that they make your comments difficult to read? Get off the comment board if you can’t write proper English.

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  • Oct 16, 2019 @ 0:34 at 0:34
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    Interesting development. If Russia and Turkey have a spat, will the U.S. and other NATO members invervene? I hope not. Turkey has shown it’s true colors, and Erdogan needs to be put in his place.

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  • Oct 16, 2019 @ 1:22 at 1:22
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    Putin can’t do much against Turkey….if he attacks he risks NATO involvement since Turkey IS a NATO member & according to article 5 of NATO charter, any attack against a member….it’s an attack against all of them. I don’t like Turkey’s actions at all & support a Kurds homeland, but reality is that Putin can’t do much if anything at all.

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    • Oct 16, 2019 @ 17:12 at 17:12
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      NATO is just about ready to kick Turkey out of NATO. The US has been deploying troops and equipment elsewhere and not Turkey. Incirlik Air Base is the major Airbase in Turkey and it can be easily be redeployed to Greece. There is nothing worth having in Erdogan’s Turkey.

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  • Oct 16, 2019 @ 1:29 at 1:29
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    Putin can use Syrian forces, but supply material, to obtain the goal.

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  • Oct 16, 2019 @ 1:34 at 1:34
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    Erdogan has no allies, not even NATO. Trump sanctions Turkish ministries, and 3 officials, that’s going after his fire walls inside Turkey, while Putin blocks Erdogan militias in north Syria, a total political and military defeat. It’s over.

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  • Oct 16, 2019 @ 2:14 at 2:14
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    GARY, TRUMPTARD. PLEASE SEND ME THE VIDEO LINKS OF DON THE CON’S WALLS YOU KNOW THE ONES MEXICO IS PAYING FOR.

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