Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu addresses the media in Ankara, Turkey February 20, 2016.
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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, head of the opposition’s Future Party in Turkey, revealed details that provided information for the first time about Turkish officers’ opposition to supporting the Syrian opposition.

In an interview with the Turkey News channel, the Turkish politician talked about his country’s policy in the file of the Syrian crisis since its inception and how they dealt with it, noting that he made a “recommendation for military intervention in Syria” when he was working as foreign minister at that time.

In his interview, Davutoglu explained that the Turkish army leadership rejected the request and the Turkish army officers opposed the idea of ​​Turkish military intervention in Syria, considering that the reason for their opposition was that they (the officers) belonged to the Gulen organization, which was controlling the army leadership, he said.

“If the Gulen organization had not controlled the leadership of the Turkish army, the reality in Syria today would be completely different from what it is now,” Davutoglu said.

“As Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time, I tried within my power, but a decision like intervention in Syria is a decision at the state level,” he continued.

In his statements, Davutoglu noted that Turkey has tried since the beginning of the Arab Spring to create a “security wall” for its protectors on its southern borders, with the knowledge of the Chief of Staff of the Army and Intelligence, and said:

“We drew a line on our southern borders, starting from Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq, passing through southern Aleppo, northern Homs, and reaching Latakia and Tartous. ”

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He continued: “If we had supported (the Free Army) as well as the United States supported the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, we would have been able to control Aleppo, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, we would not have reached this stage, and we would not have been talking about this issue now.”

He added, “I was Minister of Foreign Affairs, I use diplomacy only, and I am not responsible for that. I did not run the army chief of staff .. There was a problem inside the army.”

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Human
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2020-10-05 13:09

All these RATS, UNHUMAN GENOCIDALS, SMELL THE SAME WAY. s**t. PARASITES…

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2020-10-05 16:01
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Just as well the Gulenists were in command of the Turkish Armed Forces between 2011 – 2018 and not the rabid dogs controlled by Emperor Erdogan and Davutoglu!! Sadly, things appear to have changed and those rabid dogs controlled by Erdogan appear to now be in control over the Turkish Armed Forces, not just in the context of Syria but also in Iraq and now in Armenia’s Novorno Karabach!!

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RAFIK CHAUHAN
2020-10-05 18:24

you think by occupying syria and iraqi land . you will stay there forever. you and erdogon thugs is zionist s**t and whabhi scum. . its good that Turkish army was smart that time not to that mistake of invading syria and iraq otherwise there will be lot of turks body bag going to turkey. Ressitacne will take you as occupier same like terriost and zionist.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-10-06 05:42
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You’re mistaking between a lot of things, you seem very confused!
Wahabists, Gulenists, AKP/Muslim-Brotherhood, Khomeinists, they’re all the same, they’e Islamists!

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-10-06 05:47

Muhaha, what a hypocrite! A Turkish invasion was unworkable at UN level, Mr. “diplomat”, and now “Gulenists” are the patsies for your fiascos, while the army was highly either Kemalist or Grey-Wolf sided before the purges following the 2016 self-coup.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-10-06 05:50
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Gulen helped Erdog’s rise to power just like Röhm helped Hitler, the difference being Erdog failed at liquidating Gulen, but he did his Reichstag coup and nobody buys the excuses used : we’ve seen this before!