Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces are preparing for a massive operation east of the Euphrates, the Daily Sabah reported on Friday, citing different media and military reports.

According to Daily Sabah, the Turkish military has deployed more than 50 tanks inside the Akcakale District, whih is near the SDF-held border town of Tal Abyad in northern Al-Raqqa.

The publicaation said the recent meetings between the U.S., Gulf nations (Saudi Arabia and UAE), and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are pushing Turkey to launch this extensive military offensive against the “YPG terrorists”.

“The latest deployments and tactical mobility on the ground have very strong indications for an offensive east of the Euphrates,” Abdullah Ağar, a former military officer and security expert, said Thursday, as quoted by the Daily Sabah.

The Turkish regime has often spoke about an imminent military operation east of the Euphrates; however, the U.S. has attempted to ease tensions in the region by holding meetings with Ankara.

The YPG and SDF are viewed by the Turkish regime as offshoots of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK); this aforementioned group was involved in a long war with the Turkish military towards the end of the 20th century.

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Linked to the fact Russia delivered S-400 systems today?
Is Turkey on a suicide course?
US have already distributed Javelin ATGM to SDF, tanks will have a bad surprise, moreover, there are US, French and Brit military embedded.
Considering Turkish actions around Cyprus and the fact they deployed 42 Leopard tank on the Island while threatening an invasion of ROC which is an EU member, Turkey is really playing a VERY DANGEROUS GAME, especially with an economy which is deemed as being on the brink of collapsing by specialists…

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Yet they’re the only nation, besides the U.S. which has acquired more territory as a result of this conflict. Areas like the Golan have set the precedent that if you occupy land for long enough and survive the first few years of attempts to reclaim it, you are now the de facto owner of that land. I do not agree with this type of action, however, the precedent has been set. Turkey also has their finger on the pulse of one of the most powerful weapons in the world—the extreme elements of Sunni Islam who are young, battle hardened and… Read more »

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May be Turkey will kill some french and uk soldier. that will ne nice, not for the men, but these countries, so they realize where they are walking. It is not a game and they have big mouth open.

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You forget UK and France has big ressources as well. Pandora might open.