DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:45 A.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad did not refrain from telling an RTP TV journalist on Tuesday his feelings about Turkish President Recep Erdogan and his army’s illegal incursion into Syria.

When questioned about Erdogan’s comments regarding his interest in both Aleppo and Mosul last week, President Assad called the latter a “sick person” and a “megalomanic” that is out of touch with reality.

“You’re talking about sick person; he’s megalomaniac President, he is not stable. He lives during the Ottoman era, he doesn’t live in the current time. He’s out of touch with the reality,” the Syrian President stated.

Turkey’s illegal presence in Syria has drawn heavy criticism from Damascus, as they continue to push south of the border towards the east Aleppo town of Al-Bab.

While the Turkish Armed Forces have avoided the Syrian Army and their air defenses, they have often targeted the Kurdish-led forces in northwestern Aleppo and northern Al-Raqqa.

Should the Turkish-backed rebels capture the town of Al-Bab, a war could develop between the latter and the Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) over this area.

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prince teutonic
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2016-11-16 07:27

“You’re talking about sick person; he’s megalomaniac President, he is not stable. He lives during the Ottoman era, he doesn’t live in the current time. He’s out of touch with the reality,” the Syrian President stated.

He’s remarks about Erdogun are spot on!

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2016-11-16 07:33

Don’t know why Putin allow this to Turkey, He is the only one who can stop Erdogan on a peacefull way

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2016-11-16 14:34
Reply to  Jasminko Grdic

Please, how can Russia do anything? Turkey is like Israel : both do what they want, when and how they want knowing that NO STATE will go to war with US or NATO to help Palestinians, Syrians, or Kurds. Turkish invasion is permanent. Note that for all their talk and protests the Iraqis cannot shift just two Turkish battalions from their base in Bashiqa near Mosul.

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2016-11-16 20:20
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Two point you don’t seem to understand : Israel is a SERIOUS nuclear power, very likely to be on par with China or UK, maybe even France. Turkey acts in Syria don’t fall under the article 5 of NATO charter, so if their troops in Syria, there WILL NOT BE NATO HELP, it even has been told to them by NATO boss. Moreover, you have to comply with international law to get NATO coverage. Even shelling into Syrian (Kurdish) territory is illegal, so destroying the Firtinas doing so using missiles or artillery from Syria makes Turkey not protected by NATO… Read more »

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2016-11-17 13:16
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Russia and Syria have already few times say to Turkey to Leave the Sysrian ppl and don’t atack them. They say the next time when TAF drop bombs they will act . Nothing happen after new airstrikes. Nothing happen after new weapons for FSA and that goes to Aleppo too. Russia fight in Idlib terorist that come from Turkey and get weapons from/in Turkey.

OK Putin and Erdogan are now “friends” , but Turkey shot down a Russia airplane…

Putin shoulkd one more time say Erdogan where the limit is, or show it.

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2016-11-16 21:04

In fact, Erdogan has the symptoms of Narcissistic Behaviour Disorder. Megalomania is just one of these symptoms.
NBD is also called the Dictator’s sickness. Even if many leaders keep quiet on this for diplomatic reasons (but diplomacy is a clear synonymy to hypocrisy), he’s clearly seen as sick by both EU leaders and medias, humorists and even the people. Even my Turkish kebab owner says he’s totally nuts!
http://www.opednews.com/populum/uploadnic/crazypm-png_3863_20140516-697.png

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2016-11-16 13:21

Its maybe a ruse. There have been little incidents between SAA and turk military the latter is attacking kurds and US backed terrorists so russia and turkeys telationship is unknown

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2016-11-16 20:53
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Relations are known : Blue Stream pipeline : Now, the s**t the US did in Ukraine helped them to torpedo the South Stream project : While the s**t in Syria is again to f**k the EU-Russia energy relation while putting in service an US backed pipeline in order to be able to lever the EU through US allies : http://www.oil-price.net/cartoons/iran-iraq-syria-pipeline.jpg Note that most of EU house warming is made through natural gas, electricity being only 2nd. Now, the recent contracts giving full access to OPAL pipeline and the contract between Total and Iran points a clear answer to Vickie Nulland’s… Read more »

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2016-11-17 05:52

Now, Erdogan is doing great : he’s setting himself up for a regime change by acting totally nuts! – He’s helping Ukraine’s puppet govt. so don’t hope Putin to forget it. – He’s helping terrorists, including Hamas in Gaza so if he thinks normalizing relations with Israel will work, he’s dreaming. Helping FSA/Zinki/Nusra makes him considered a problem by all those having listed Qaeda as a terror org. – AKP=Muslim Brotherhood, also listed a terror org in many countries – Blood oil business – Threatening the integrity of Iraq and Syria. – Bombing people in Syria and Iraq especially if… Read more »