BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Turkey requested to the U.S. on Friday that they remove their observation posts in northern Syria and halt their aid to the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).

According to a statement from the Turkish Ministry of Defense, their minister Hulusi Akar asked the U.S. envoy to Syria James Jeffrey to remove their observation posts in northern Syria so that they can resume their operations against the YPG.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had said that Washington wanted the observation posts to help minimize tensions between the Turkish forces and their Kurdish allies, including the YPG and Syrian Democratic Forces.

Akar also asked Jeffrey to stop the American collaboration with the YPG.

Since the U.S. constructed these observation posts in northern Syria, the Turkish military has halted their attacks on the YPG’s positions near the border-towns of Kobane (var. Ayn Al-Arab), Ras Al-Ayn, and Tal Abyad.

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Stern Daler
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2018-12-08 12:41

The Sultanate wants friction and war along the border.

The US must not watch when Turkish ghazi mercenaries ethnically cleanse the Syrian border of Kurds, Assyrians plus other under men until only Turkmens, ghazi mercenaries and their families are left.

p.s. Ethnic cleansing and genocide are Turkish war customs ever since they invaded Anatolia and the Balkans. The Ottoman Sultanate, the Atatürk dictatorship and the Republic practised these up to recent years.

Daeshbags-Sux
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2018-12-08 22:23
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It dates for way longer : the Hittites had such customs too. Their women even used men as game for hunting purposes.

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2018-12-09 03:04
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, way older – as are the Mosaic rules of the holy war picked up from even older customs… and societies.

Sentinel
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2018-12-08 12:07

America stop doing what we are doing in Idlibstan to protect jihadis.

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2018-12-09 01:54

US is unlikely to give in to Turkish demands they be allowed to go kurd-hunting. Shame on Turkey. A no fly zone should be next.

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johnny was
2018-12-09 02:34

the sultan ‘asks’ the yanks – they are not turks! please, pretty please with sugar on top

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Adz
2018-12-09 06:05
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The latter probably gave the Sultan the middle finger and ask ‘Whacha gonna do about it?! You were our b***h before, you still are now.’