Turkey will not allow the United States impede the process of creating a safe zone to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

“The agreement on the safe zone and purging the east of the Euphrateswith the United States is a right move. A coordination centre has been created and joint patrols will begin soon. But we will not allow protracting the process [of the safe zone creation] like it happened with Manbij. It should move fast”, Erdogan told reporters on board his plane as he was returning to Turkey from Russia, cited by the NTV broadcaster.

Ankara would not allow turning Syria in a region where Kurdish groups enjoyed protection, Erdogan added.

“Now, everything is ready along our border. Everything is already there— personnel and armored equipment. We are ready to act any minute. There are no problems for us there”, Erdogan argued.

The president concluded by addressing the situation in Manbij, where the United States and Turkey had operated under a joint roadmap to withdrew Kurdish groups. Erdogan insisted that the Kurds “have allegedly left but no one is leaving; their number has slightly diminished at best”.

On Monday, Erdogan said that the Turkish military would soon enter the safe zone in northern Syria.

The president’s statement followed an agreement reached by Ankara and Washington on 7 August. In particular, the deal envisages the creation of the safe zone along Syria’s border with Turkey and the establishment of a joint US-Turkish operations centre to coordinate the efforts.

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Turkey considers Kurdish militias operating in northern Syria as a threat to its security.

Meanwhile, the United States has been supporting the groups with various measuring, including providing weapons to them.

The Syrian government has decried the safe zone deal between Turkey and the United States, calling both countries occupiers.

 

Source: Sputnik

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The only TERRORIST MOTHER-ORGANIZATION is MERDolfgan GENOCIDALS. TIME TO SHUT IT UP AND EXTERMINATE GENOCIDALS. THEY ARE DISTURBANCE FOR WHOLE MANKIND!

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Erdogan in total megalomania!

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Yeah. And it will doom him. Hopefully soon.

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The US can prevent Turkey. And they will do what Emperor Trump not Erdogan Sultan pleases.

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The US *could*, in theory, prevent Turkey from unilaterally crossing into SDF-controlled territory in northeastern Syria, but to do this would require a massive mobilization to take on the second largest army in NATO.

There’s realistically no way they’d actually do that.

The last thing Trump wants is an all out war with Turkey right now, and Erdogan knows that. That’s why he’s calling their bluff.

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Pffff, you obviously ignore what US have in storage.
Turkey has just the 2nd manpower due to draft.
Saddam had the 4th biggest army in manpower, and so what?
If US says “NO”, do you think Erdogan will be enough crazy at risking an all out war at shooting at US militaries?
Turkey’s economy has the same weight as Taiwan, that is REAL POLITIK.

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@Josh, the US can and if they decide to do so? Afrin showed that Turkish ground forces need heavy air support to force Kurdish ground forces out. The US only needs to prevent that air support – voila – no big mobilization against the numerically second largest NATO force needed.

The bluff can be called by both sides – plus the Sultan will not politically survive a recession which can be induced by sanctions that do need no
military action at all.

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Absolutely.
Moreover, there are also EU troops and 60% of Turkey’s exports are bought by EU. 3rd quarter is already predicted as negative for Turkish economy. In case of US+EU hardcore sanctions, it’s not recession coming.

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PS : DBSx here 😉

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Indeed, since Err is a Dog, not actually anything close to a Sultan. Trump ain’t more of an emperor either but his seat at least inherited a position of power that outweighs the dog by a large margin anyways. Indeed as a NATO-dependent country when it comes to military structure, training, and equipment, Turkey and its Dog leader will certainly bark loud, as he always does, but deeds and actions won’t follow that talk. You do not jump out of the NATO mafia so easily once you’re been so deeply integrated for so long into their force structure, nor do… Read more »

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@Gryz, emperor and sultan in their behavior and my irony. The US make imperial politics – so their head is emperor. NATO is held together by handouts and treats of economical sanctions. The US are on par with the late Roman republic. If You read their internal doubters. Daeshbags-Sux carried that discussion here once or twice. Germany should have joined France then. France alone does not have the economic clout. We will see what happens when the US starts to work seriously to dissolve the EU – like they did with the UdSSR. The EU is a possible hindrance to… Read more »

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Yes, I did irony on top of yours Stern, of course I know you didn’t actually mean any of the titles 😉 got your point and as it is often the case, pretty much agree to it. The EU has overtime become in hindrance to US imperial ambitions of rebuilding its diminishing power and frail sway over the rest of the world powers in a vain attempt to bring the world back to the short-lived decade and a half of post-USSR uni-polar hegemony. For too long major western European state and former Soviet state have played along more or less… Read more »

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@Marg bar Padishah, let us hope this view comes true. Better for all to have more equality.

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1. Thus, the CIA is positive with de-imperialising and we have the advantage to be WAY much less indebted than USA and they can’t contain China without the EU and India. In fact, Chalmers Johnson was 100% right, I think Trump red his books and he’s working at pulling out in a clever way : if he goes frontal, he could end with a JFK, thus, even the sickest ones definitively don’t want Pence. Look, he plays a stupid game with PEGIDA while CIA deliberately lets serious footprints = Merkel expels all CIA operatives… In fact, he does reverse stuff,… Read more »

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@Marg bar Erdolph, in 1913 French inventor René Lorin failed due to inadequate materials. Russia and Germany first tested and fielded the concept. See: Boris Stechkin. Yuri Pobedonostsev, Hellmuth Walter, Eugen Sänger…

The Russians already work together with India.

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2. Putin even has reduced his military budget and trashed outdated/useless military programs like RS-28 Sarmat and Sinevia (factory has burnt), Typhoon-class, Delta-IV and Oscar-II are on the go, both Yars and Buleva are Topol-M derivatives, I think Oniks and older Soviet cräp will soon go : Kalibr becomes the standard (Oniks surely t be dumped on Indiia). T-14 Armata postponed, Su-57 fit with Su-35 equipment, goodbye the nuke-powered cruise missile too : test facilities have blown w. the engine, Kuznetsov dry dock strangely sunk with the 70t crane making a huge hole on the deck, Kh-47 Khinza is nothing… Read more »

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” T-14 Armata postponed, Su-57 fit with Su-35 equipment, And the F-35 gets unfitted from its equipment when its fleet get ground every once in a while because of bad weather or pilot Asphyxia,and F-15s get retrofitted with newer systems instead to fill the growing gap its lack of operational capacity entails. Ditto the clinically dead and super-expensive waste of a Navy project called the Zumwalt-class that couldn’t even cross the Panama canal by itself. Those are actual failures, if one wants to have an idea of an abysmal world-class failure. “goodbye the nuke-powered cruise missile too : test facilities… Read more »

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3./3. Where I have a hard time is about what’s cooking with Iran, the pattern is much much much more dangerous : I have no concerns when Trump speaks loud and in most of the cases (not 100%), as for Putin, I don’t have too much problems at seeing them coming… Here, the Yanks are speaking softly, and when they speak softly, it’s the Theo Roosevelt doctrine, either they carry a big stick or they ride a dinosaur. In fact, from what I can get from it, there are several options on the table. To be frank, the best of… Read more »

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“To be frank, the best of all : the ayatoilet gives up, or an Arab+Israel coalition does a Gaddafi to him.” the best of all your horse shyte indeed. The Saudis cannot even prevent their coalition from utterly and miserably falling apart as we speak against an impoverished third-world country named Yemen and their armies are completely stalling and even retreating on some critical front against a guerrilla enemy with a fraction of Iranian export weapons capabilities they possess in extremely small numbers. The UAE has recently been sending one delegation after another to Iran to tune down war rhetoric… Read more »

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