Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed Syria was “running a psychological operation in Manbij” following Damascus’ announcement that its troops had entered the northern Syrian city for the first time in several years. Erdogan was speaking in Istanbul on Friday.

“We know that Syria is running a psychological operation in Manbij. We know that there is a case that they wave their flag there but there is no certainty,” he stated.

The Turkish leader also said his country was determined to “destroy” Kurdish militants in Syria’s Manbij. His threat comes after Turkey had earlier said it would carry out an assault on the city to dislodge Kurdish YPG fighters.

“We need to handle these issues seriously. The issue is not just Manbij. The issue is to destroy those terrorist organisations in Manbij. Our main aim here is to make YPG learn the necessary lessons. We are determined to achieve this,” the Turkish leader stated.

Erdogan also said that a Turkish delegation will hold discussions with their Russian counterparts over the weekend. He added that he might get in touch with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The SAA announced earlier on Friday that government troops had entered the northern city of Manbij, close to the border with Turkey, following a request from the Kurdish YPG for it to protect the location.

 

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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2018-12-28 21:36

The Sultan sees his furs swim down the river and cries wolf.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-12-29 07:02
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Let’s hope he’ll end as wolf meat…

Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2018-12-29 06:41

Erdog should remember that trying to light your neighbors house on fire will mean that sparks will jump and consume your own fence and your own house too.

Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2018-12-29 06:42

Turki is scared all the Jihadis from Idlib will come running into Turki and it doesnt want this to happen. Hence they are opening the war theater in Jarabulus & Manbij against the Syrians & Kurds.

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Stern Daler
2018-12-29 09:33

@Long Live Syria, he lit his neighbors house and sees the flames licking at his door.

Dennis Goos
Dennis Goos
2018-12-28 21:48

“Learn the necessary lesson”. What lesson is he going to teach? I can tell you. The lesson is that Kurds must return to guerilla and terror attacks against the Turkish people because they are unable to respond with equivalent modern weapons brought against them. The lesson the world must understand is that there can be justification for terrorism when a state brings the full might of its armed forces against a minority population instead of negotiating a peace that satisfies everyone. He is promoting another hundred years of genocide and terror based on a form of racism.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-12-29 06:26

And Erdogan runs an illegal invasion together with terrorist groups!
This creep deserves a permanent residence in Guantanamo.

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Stern Daler
2018-12-29 09:31
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, the Sultan and the rest of the cabal have been doing this for that last seven years.

He and the rest of the cabal’s leaders should hang by the principles of the Tokyo trials.

Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2018-12-29 06:40

Erdog should remember that trying to light your neighbors house on fire will mean that sparks will jump and consume your own fence and your own house too. Turki is scared that if SAA & RuAF start their operations inside Idlib all the Jihadis will come running into Turki and it doesnt waht this to happen. Hence they are opening the theater in Jarabulus & Manbij against the Syrians & Kurds.

Syria Supporter
Syria Supporter
2018-12-29 12:23

Erdogan forgets it was only 2 years ago that a CIA dog 10,000 miles away nearly overthrew him. He should focus on maintaining sovereignty in his own country and leave the defeat of the so-called “Kurdish” terrorists to the men of Syria who can actually get the job done.