Turkey warns Damascus not to send troops to Afrin

Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria’s northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive.  Turkey’s president and two of his ministers gave this warning after a senior Kurdish official said on Sunday that a deal had been struck for the Syrian army to go into Afrin soon and help fight the Turks. But on Monday, Kurdish YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud denied reaching such an agreement. President Vladimr Putin has meanwhile  called on his partners in the Syrian conflict, Turkey and Iran, to hold a summit next month to try and sort out the muddled scenario developing among his allies.

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7 thoughts on “Turkey warns Damascus not to send troops to Afrin

  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 11:00 at 11:00
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    Afrin is SYRIA. Its a small Kurd area north of Aleppo and Idlib, south of Turkey. Afrin is west of Manbij where U.S. troops are based. The US military has set up a military base in Manbij in Aleppo province to protect Kurds from Turks. Turks are ISIS terrorists. Kurds are peaceful good peoples but will defend themselves. Erdogan’s made Turkey evil and dangerous!

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    • Feb 20, 2018 @ 15:26 at 15:26
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      I agree . AFRIN is Syria

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  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 11:08 at 11:08
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    turkey is playing with fire

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  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 11:34 at 11:34
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    Kurds love a roasted turkey.

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  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 12:46 at 12:46
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    I suggest that President Erdogan keeps his troops at their bases in Turkey,I don’t beleive that the
    Turkish people will be happy if they see body bags coming home from Syria.There will be
    plenty of them if they try to destroy the Kurds.

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  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 15:46 at 15:46
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    It would be worthwhile if the US could take the eastern portion of Syria that is currently under their control and work to turn it into Kurdistan. Of course, it could only happen if the majority of Europe supported it since surrounding countries would strongly resist it except Israel. The same is true for northern Iraq. It does seem to be the only way the Kurds can move forward progressively. Just my thoughts. Peace.

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  • Feb 20, 2018 @ 15:52 at 15:52
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    Erdogan is a disaster for the whole region. There’s nothing he’s ever done that didn’t serve himself first and foremost and ultimately work to destabilize the neighborhood. He’s a paranoid megalomaniac and an enemy of peace in the region.

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