Putin obliges Erdogan to call off Turkey’s operation against the Kurds in NE Syria

Six hours of discussion in Sochi ended in a deal between President Vladimir Putin and President Recep Erdogan for a buffer zone, a halt in Turkey’s operation in NE Syria and its pullback from the country, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. Their memorandum has five main points:

  1. Russia agreed to remove the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia to beyond 30 km from the Turkish border, after which Russian and Turkish troops will jointly patrol a narrow 10km deep “safe zone.”
  2. Beginning at noon on Wednesday, Russian military police and Syrian border guards will facilitate the removal of YPG members and weapons to beyond the zone within 150 hours (thereby continuing the truce US Vice President Mike Pence concluded with Erdogan last week.)
  3. This truce will be extended as of Wednesday noon.
  4. The situation in the Syrian Kurdish towns of Ras al-Ayn and Tal Abyad which Turkish forces were poised to attack, but never captured, will remain as is up to 32km from the border. Our military sources say that this point in effect allows the Kurdish forces to stay where they are in parts of those towns.
  5. The Kurdish YPG will leave the towns of Tel Rifaat and Manjib.
  6. Turkey agrees to terminate its military operation against the Kurds of northern Syria.

Erdogan then announced finally: “We have signed a historic memorandum for the territorial and political integrity of Syria and the return of refugees.” He refrained from alluding to the Kurds in his statement. Putin said: “We resolved the rather acute situation that has developed on the Syrian-Turkish border.” He too omitted mention of the Kurdish issue.

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78 thoughts on “Putin obliges Erdogan to call off Turkey’s operation against the Kurds in NE Syria

  • Oct 22, 2019 @ 23:10 at 23:10

    Trump made it again and all ends well, good work!

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 0:07 at 0:07

      Nah, Nobel of Peace of mind in ME must go to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan excellent Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and greatest President of Turkey since 2014.

      • Oct 23, 2019 @ 7:52 at 7:52

        mehmet retarded muslim pig criminal like pig erdogan the killer of kurds

        • Oct 23, 2019 @ 15:05 at 15:05

          Yhey you are a stinky pig, you are a rat from toilet drain,

      • Oct 23, 2019 @ 18:56 at 18:56

        Very funny! You must be joking.

      • Oct 23, 2019 @ 20:45 at 20:45

        Mehmed… I would think Ataturk was far greater…. don’t you agree!?

      • Oct 26, 2019 @ 8:53 at 8:53

        yeah pretty good “deal maker” AKA antichrist. Don’t trust this man ever!!!!!!!! Erdog is Bad Dog

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 7:49 at 7:49

      Oh yes, freinds must help each other.! Actualy trump is more than a freind to putin and is like putins man in white house.

  • Oct 22, 2019 @ 23:13 at 23:13

    Looser idiot, this things were planned before hand, you were just used to scare the little Kurds,…I didn’t hear you bark

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 0:09 at 0:09

      I agree with you Robert that this all has been very well planned and coordinated from the start. Sadly not all Tommy Posts are actually from Tommy. To many wannabe admirers i guess…

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 6:37 at 6:37

      Yes yes,

      ErDOGan can bite very hard..run Kurds and Arabs run…the Turks are after free land (L.O.L)…mate, you make me laugh.

  • Oct 22, 2019 @ 23:24 at 23:24

    The orders came from the supreme leader. The orange carrot was played for the fool that he is again.

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 2:35 at 2:35

      Anktious… Disagree The Supreme Bleeder Is Old, “SeeNile” & Confused Now, Thinks “Seeing Nile Now” Is A Holy Shiia Vision?

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 0:03 at 0:03

    Big effendi Erdogan for President of the whole Middle East!
    Teşekkür ederim

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 2:26 at 2:26

      Mehmed… Effendi Highly Offended Today! Finally, Peace Between Turkish Kurds Marxist & Syrian Kurds Sunnis With New Buffers?

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 0:24 at 0:24

    secret diplomatic contact between turkey russia and the us pre agreed upon last month
    as always now iran is not a player they are fanatic fools

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 0:42 at 0:42

      Iran is not overtly a player, but they will undoubtedly be playing a part in thr background. The good news is id this war comes to a speedy end then based on Irans previous statements is likely to start reducing there forced in Syria, which should make Israel sleep a little easier.

      • Oct 23, 2019 @ 2:30 at 2:30

        President Trump Was Right Mideast Fought For Centuries USA Pulls Out, Peace In Turkey & Syria Borders Now!

      • Oct 23, 2019 @ 2:57 at 2:57

        Will Iran really reduce their forces in Syria………after all, they have a specific agenda for the region.

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 2:20 at 2:20

    Rob & Tom… Shhhhh, Someone will hear you in Washington, Russian PKK Kurds Marxists Seeking Independent Kurdistan from Turkey NATO for Decades with Old USSR Help, Now Agree To Buffer Zones All Of A Sudden?

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 15:24 at 15:24

      Dear Barbara, when will you learn to cut out the caps?

      • Oct 23, 2019 @ 16:02 at 16:02

        DearRob… Shakespeare Descriptive Grammar is Community Global Grammar Now way Before England Bishop Loweth Commission by King to End it in 1762. Get Used to New Ways from Old Better Writers of Substance Not Forms Nor Elitist’s Styles That Say Nothing! https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-descriptive-grammar-1690439

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 2:55 at 2:55

    In the Political Game, V. V. Putin is incredibly better than President Trump – particularly in this complex situation…

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 3:53 at 3:53

      Anon… Yeah, Right Putin has Russia on Sanctions, Out of G-7, Lost Troops in Syria, & Russia Economically is a Disaster that in the End Can’t Maintain Troops Anywhere without Hurting Russian Economics!

      • Oct 23, 2019 @ 4:38 at 4:38

        LOL! That is what you think silly man! Putin is unsinkable and prospering very well under all the sanctions. I should simply say he is prospering ‘beautifully’ as President Trump would say no doubt!

        He outmaneuvered USA in Syria and has them withdrawing. He now has full control of Iran, Syria and Iraq and near full freedom to run oil and gas business as needed. He also outplayed Israel despite all of their threats; we still remember Bibi declaring a ‘Crushing Response’ 😉

        Elections 2020? Putin is laughing too. He doesn’t have to move his fingers and still America is totally panicked, confused and in high distress.

        Ukraine? LOL!! Now that is a masterful piece of work!

        • Oct 23, 2019 @ 8:29 at 8:29

          Yosef… USA & G-7 Put Sanctions On Russia & Russia Can’t Respond. California, New York, Texas, Illinois & Pennsylvania Bigger Economies Than Russia! USSR Fell Apart Putin Too Weak Can’t Bring It Back! Yosef, Pull Down Your Pants & See If You Are A Woman Or A Putin’s Eunuch! IMLOF!

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 5:41 at 5:41

    It actually shows that the Turkish leader has humbled himself. That’s quite hard to do when in the spotlight. I think people might view Erdoğan a bit more positively actually.

    The fault lies with America. If there presence and ways are not good. Then they need to leave. Good. Trump is right. But something is wrong for an American presence. They are failing.

    Putin. Wow. He really knows how to handle things. He is a master genius when it comes to a lot of things. He has quality of thought.

    Also. Russia seems very well self controlled.

    Israel though… Sorry to say. Is in a bit of a stalemate. And it seems all the huff and puff of Israel seems to be all mirrors and smoke screens.

    It’s worth mentioning. That Israel really needs to be more humble.
    As Israel has only participated in only looking after itself. And is viewed as a completely selfish and supremecist nation. That has done nothing for anyone else much. Apart from a medical faculty for Syria.

    With Russia in place. Israel really needs to tread more carefully. Personally. Someone like Gantz is better for Israel. And will lead Israel into a more humble, strong but more careful and dynamic approach to Israel’s issues. And Gantz is capable of refreshing and moving Israel onto better and greater things both for Israel and its international and regional neighbours.

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 11:45 at 11:45

      @ “Another Goy… Less than human thing… (Talmud)”,

      It sure seems like what you call yourself suggests you have an inferiority complex………………..other wise the opinions expressed in the Talmud wouldn’t be bothering you so much.

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 14:13 at 14:13

      another goy:why do not you mention the holy book of the adepts of the religion of peace and the surates about the non moslims,i wonder what you real name is……..

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 7:40 at 7:40

    Congratulations to me Trump the master of disaster

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 15:43 at 15:43

      Charliefa… Great Day for Mideast Civilianization Turks Still in NATO & Russia-Syria Protects Syrian Kurds!

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 9:08 at 9:08

    Great, let the Russians patrol the area for awhile and stop those crazies from whacking each other, like they’ve done for 2,000 years. Now, if America can just get out of Afghanistan and Iraq, all will be well in the US.

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 15:39 at 15:39

      Joe… Well Written, Succinct, Clear & Russians Can’t Rebuild Syria without the USA, UK, Arabia Gulf States, EU & Can’t Afford To Protect Straits & Still Need To Remove Sanctions With USA Support For G-7 Approvals!

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 10:51 at 10:51

    Americans to get out and go where, they are not needed in Iraq. these guys are as confused as wathogs,they were dashing out of Syria only to suddenly remember they’re leaving oil field behind ,..lol… what a bunch commanded by a headless c.o.c……..for sure Israel needs to be real real calculative with Russia, …. Putin has a KGB background,….was in charge of Russian security council when a small convoy was rushed to take over Kosovo airport…. tells you his character…silent,fast, daring and objective oriented.
    … for eDOGan, I think they found a chain fitting his neck….tamed

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 14:15 at 14:15

      @robert:well written

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 15:11 at 15:11

      Rob… The EU ISIS Camps Are EU Problem Now, the 3.6 Million Syrian Refugees are Turkey-Syria-Russia Problem now, the PKK Marxists Turk Kurds XYP-XYJ Syrian Kurds & Turks No Longer Fight, Little Oil Money For Kurds that work with Israel-Jordan Protected by USA Still & USA Troops Sent to Iraqi Kurds Oil Fields. USA Fine!

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 15:04 at 15:04

      Junaid… Great just like President Trump wanted without the USA Expense & Oil Revenues for Kurds on Jordan-Israel-Syria Border. Russia Paying for Troops Now To Keep the Peace, Support 3.6 Syria Refugees, Guard ISIL Captives & Still Need USA-EU-Gulf States to Rebuild Syria Make EU Pay For EU ISIS!

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 15:36 at 15:36

    @ Teddy Roosevelt Diplomacy. Screw your Imperialist Diplomacy. The US should pay Syria $3 trillion in reparations for starting ISIS and the war in Syria. After that the Iraqis and Libyans will demand reparations too. The endless unnecessary post WW II wars in the Middle East and Asia and the endless anti-democratic coups around the world are at an end. The POTUS known that the demand for reparations will come and is getting out before any more mayhem is caused and anymore cost is incurred and any more US lives are lost.

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 15:52 at 15:52

    @Isaac N… Roosevelt Policy Worked Fine In 1900 Too. US Trillions Stay In America! EU Can Pay In Place Too!

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 16:01 at 16:01

    It shows Putin’s mastery of things. I never liked him but he is able to tame Erdogan. He knows how to deal internationally with friends, partners and enemies. Trump looks really bad here.

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 16:10 at 16:10

      Raftong… Putting Two Poor Leaders Together is just Fine to solve their Problems but the Global Preference is still USA, UK, Arabia, & Israel Far Richer Results & Better Rule!

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 16:44 at 16:44

    The Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK-Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê‎, is a Militant Terrorist Group seeking an Independent Kurdish State in Turkey & Iraq since 1984. The PKK & Turkey Had Cease-Fires 1999–04 & 2013–15, & For different reasons, the PKK has been designated as “Terrorist” Organization by Turkey, America, 28 EU & Japan. https://www.mofa.go.jp/announce/announce/2002/7/0705.html

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 16:51 at 16:51

    President Trump Inherited Bush-Iraq & Obama Russia-Syria Isis Problems. Trump solved the Turkish-Kurd-Syria Border Problem & Deserves Praise for doing it! It was a Turkey-Syria Kurdish Border Problem!

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 18:58 at 18:58

    Timing is everything in politics and for something like this which has been so well scripted and coordinated i have to ask why now and not 4 or 6 months ago or 3 months in the future? So i have to wonder if this is tied to the US secret negotiations with Iran and possibly even the falseflag on the Iranian oil tanker?

    It could be as simple as America pulls out as it knows the Syrian war is lost and in turn has negotiated a maintenance of the status quo or even a draw down of Iranian forces. Americas big future fight is with China so resolving the differences with Iran will allow America to focus its spending and positioning of forces for that fight. A war with Iran would mean trillions wasted at a time that America needs to be investing in for that future fight. So to me it looks like there is a lot more taking place below the surface here than just America deciding to pull out of a pointless war.

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 22:37 at 22:37

      @Tommy… USA Syria Exit Is Proof USA Won Beating Isis & Syrian North Kurds & 3.6 Million Syrian Refugees Living in Turkey Reunited Back To Syria & PKK Turkish Kurds Going Back As Well! https://youtu.be/GLFaTwr47EI

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 20:14 at 20:14

    Before Trump, Russia had nothing in the Middle East and now we own it. We hear it constantly on Russian media that Trump is our man. We groomed him and we put him there. He’s doing a fine job for Mother Russia. Putin is the mastermind.

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 21:45 at 21:45

      What rubbish, so no doubt to prevent this terrible situation to Israel America must stay and give you more money, more weapons and continue to fight your wars for you by destroying and occupying your enemies. How better for you Zionists cowards to establish Greater Israel than via American blood and treasure. The sooner we define the Zionist lobby as agents working for a foreign power the sooner all these BS wars will come to an end.

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 22:30 at 22:30

      Vlad… Correction, Russia In Syria 2015 Not Under Trump! November 23, 2015 2:41 PM Jerusalem—Russia has sent ground forces into battle for the first time in Syria, according to Kuwait daily, al-Rai. https://youtu.be/TbHlP2LUIVc

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 21:41 at 21:41

    I hope after their withdrawal, Turkey again attacks the Kurds and drives them back by another 30 Km

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 21:56 at 21:56

      The Kurds have shown themselves to be traitors to Syria and deserve everything they is happening to them. Hopefully this harsh lesson will inspire some common sense. Anyone that fights Israel’s wars will end up under the bus, why because they receive a curse and no blessing. Until the messiah comes back and establishes Israel anyone involved with this fake non biblical creation is working against God’s will. Want proof, consider has American life improved year by year since the 1960’s or has it gotten worse. As its obvious that on every metric American has been slowly suffering then WHERE IS THE BLESSING? GOD IS NOT A LIAR, WHICH MEANS THAT WE ARE IN ERROR/SINNING AGAINST THE ALMIGHTY.

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 23:00 at 23:00

      Up To Kurds To Unite Forming Their Own Nations Like Americans Did In 1776, Arabians 1932, & Israel 1948!

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 22:13 at 22:13

    Did God call you to tell you all those?…..make believe fake story

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 22:55 at 22:55

      The truth hurts so stop been a ✡roach✡ and get used to the light?. If you believe this is false then explain the missing blessings? that we are meant to receive? Is this like the Muslim blessings that you have to first die to receive ? lol? The evidance backs up Gideon’s argument so show us your evidence.

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 23:06 at 23:06

      Don’t Blame Jehovah-Allah Message from his 3 Messengers For Mankind To Live Together, Blame The Religious Leaders Of Past & Present Misleading The Followers Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow For Not Coming Together!

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 22:13 at 22:13

    And the Kurds should be ready to be sold out again!

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 23:17 at 23:17

      Arab Kurds Often Betray Multiple Fellow Religious & Marxists Kurds From Forming Ancient Kurdistan That Iran, Iraq, Syria & Turkey Force To Subjugate, Bow, Betray & Won’t Allow An Independent Kurdistan That Israel Would Welcome To Be Part Of Mideast Peace Process For A Greater Middle East Of Global Prosperity!

  • Oct 23, 2019 @ 22:19 at 22:19

    I want to mention to you Americans (failed) wars then tell me Israeli connection.
    Vietnam, Haiti, Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Congo, Afghanistan, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mali, Somalia, Philippines, Taiwan, Iran,

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 22:47 at 22:47

      I dont believe that Gideon was saying that all Americans wars around the world have to for Israel. The Deep State is to a very large part Zionist and conflict has always been very profitable for the ✡Banksters✡ and their corporations which move in and profit in that destroyed nation. Gideon’s point which I agree with is that this evangelical dogma of American been blessed for its ✡support✡ is obviously false if we look at the evidence. Rather we have been cursed which the evidence backs up. War is a Racket by Major General Smedley Butler is book that should be required reading in every American School explains how wars are to protect business interests.

      • Oct 23, 2019 @ 23:24 at 23:24

        @Tommy… Again, Israeli’s Have Never Requested, Demanded Or Invited Any Americans To Fight, Die Or Save Israel Even In 1948! Unlike Europe, Mideast, Asia, & Africa Empires That Caused Many Foreign Wars Among Themselves Then Demanded America Save Them From Their Own Enemies They Created!

        • Oct 23, 2019 @ 23:52 at 23:52

          I agree facts do matter and all this is done under the table via your lobby groups like APAC which requires that American politicians sign the a pledge TO PUT ISRAEL FIRST. This is treasonous behaviour and why APAC and these Zionist lobby groups need to be registered as AGENTS WORKING FOR A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT. What matters most to most American Jews, American or Israeli? If its Israel then we need to start treating them as traitors and rounding them up and pulling them on trial. Zionism is a destructive force in America and it needs to be rooted out like a weed to save our great nation and the American Jewish community.

    • Oct 23, 2019 @ 22:54 at 22:54

      @Robert… These Were All Colonies Under Asia Empires & European Monarchies & Dictators of Spain, Portugal, France, England, German, Ottoman, Japan, Italy, including America, Israel & Arabia Gulf States! More Propaganda Not Facts?

  • Oct 24, 2019 @ 0:26 at 0:26

    @✡Old School Jew… The Council on American-Islamic Relations CAIR Is Not Register As a Foreign Agent?

    • Oct 24, 2019 @ 1:13 at 1:13

      APAC is the 100 ton gorilla in the room that is undermining American though its lobbying. Politicians are paid some receiver hundreds of thousands each year. If politicians DO NOT SIGN THE APAC PLEDGE TO PUT ISRAEL FIRST they are attacked in the press, their funding dries up and their opponent WHO WILL SIGN THE APAC PLEDGE receive vast amounts of money. So yes all lobbying groups that represent foreign interests need to register. However the Zionist lobby is the greatest threat to America and has cost the country trillions and tens of thousands of wounded.

      • Oct 24, 2019 @ 1:24 at 1:24

        Yes RT has been put on the list after Hillary Clinton paid for Steel Dossier and the Zionist lobby which forms a very active part of the Deep State and manages the Media whipped up the Russian narrative in an effort to derail the agenda that Donald Trump spoke of during his campaign. Put America First, bring the troops back home, no more pointless wars, look for partnerships with other nations such as Russia. This of course is very much opposed to what the Zionist lobby wants and needs. So any media message opposing this view is now Fake News or Russian meddling…

    • Oct 24, 2019 @ 1:30 at 1:30

      Yes RT has been put on the list after Hillary Clinton paid for Steel Dossier and the Zionist lobby which forms a very active part of the Deep State and manages the Media whipped up the Russian narrative in an effort to derail the agenda that Donald Trump spoke of during his campaign. Put America First, bring the troops back home, no more pointless wars, look for partnerships with other nations such as Russia. This of course is very much opposed to what the Zionist lobby wants and needs. So any media message opposing this view is now Fake News or Russian meddling…

      • Oct 24, 2019 @ 4:52 at 4:52

        @✡Old School Jew… Just Shows, CAIR, RT, Have Something In Common, Trump’s Daughter Converted To Judaism & Her Children raised in the same Culture as well. Clinton’s Daughter did the same as well. One Day, both may be Presidents!

    • Oct 24, 2019 @ 2:06 at 2:06

      Putin is a Christian and Christianity is growing very fast in Russia. So its only common sense that this makes him more popular. Now if we want to talk about something nefarious as Samantha? rightly pointed out the Noahide Religion is a Israeli creation and intended to become a ✡WORLD WIDE RELIGION✡ for the GENTILES that is subordinate to Judaism. IF YOU CHRISTIAN WANT TO READ ABOUT THE ANTICHRISTS ✡RELIGION✡ THIS IS PROBABLY IT.

      The Noahide Project has the support of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate and the Israeli government. Noahides are members of a new religion founded by rabbis from Israel, mainly from Chabad and the religious Zionist movement – a form of Zionist mission that seeks to create a world religion whose believers adore the Jewish people and the State of Israel… the first Noahide gathering took place in Texas in 1990 and was attended by Rabbi Meir Kahane…

      • Oct 24, 2019 @ 3:33 at 3:33

        Good very dragoi Serghei, good very!
        Commissar all Russia soon, I sure.

      • Oct 24, 2019 @ 4:35 at 4:35

        Agree, Orthodox Are Growing as the YouTube Pointed Out, Once USSR & Atheism Communism Collapsed but Russian Population is Not Growing just getting Old & No One Wants to Immigrate To Russia. Ukraine Under 30 Population will overtake Russia like Ivan from Kiev once did! Russia Mideast Won’t Mix Well Either!

      • Oct 24, 2019 @ 4:42 at 4:42

        @Tommy… Judaism Culture Treats All People, Races, & Religions with Equality! No one Subordinate with Israeli Rule of Law of Due Process & No Death Penalty. Historical Fact G-D did Reveal Himself To Abraham, Judea, Israel & Moses First! Jesus Message & Mohammed Follow & Honor Judaism As Well!

  • Oct 24, 2019 @ 6:25 at 6:25

    Today In America;

    President Trump states that he is building a Beautiful Wall in Colorado!!


    Breathalyzer test was not administered nor blood drawn for drugs. White House did not release any statements explaining reasoning behind this statement.

    Distance from Colorado to Mexico border is roughly 600 miles.

    USA! USA!! USA!!!

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