Turkish President Erdogan said on Wednesday that Russia-Turkey talks on Syria’s Idlib have not been conducive to bringing about the desired result and bilateral discussions are still far from meeting Ankara’s demands.

Speaking at a parliamentary meeting with his ruling AKP party, Erdogan warned that an offensive in Idlib could begin “at any moment”.

“Turkey has made all necessary preparations to kick off an operation in Idlib. As in the case with any other operation, we say: ‘we could come at night at any moment’. In other words, the Idlib offensive could begin at any time”, TRThaber quoted the president as saying.

The Turkish president emphasised that Ankara is seeking to turn the embattled province into a secure zone even while discussions with Russia continue. Erdogan added that he had discussed potential action in Syria with President Trump over the phone.

“We will not leave Idlib to the regime that does not understand yet how determined we are. We are adamant in our desire to transform Idlib into a safe haven both for civilians and for Turkey at whatever cost”, Erdogan asserted.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Russia replies, “Bring it on, stupid….”

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Without permission from the Turkish authorities Russian warships and supply vessels cannot pass through the Bosphorus from the Black Sea towards the Mediterranean. Without Turkish permission Russian planes cannot use Turkish airspace to reach Russian airbases in Syria. By denying Russia easy access to Syria by air and sea, Turkey could effectively neutralise Russian forces in Syria. When the conflict begins in Idlib, Aleppo and elsewhere Turkey will have a good chance of being able to strike through Syrian defences and of dictating the terms of any subsequent ceasefire. Personally I suspect that Erdogan will over-reach himself and will attack… Read more »

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Let the games begin! The latest alMasdar report has the Turkish military and their jihadi terrorists try to take the town Nayrab in West Idlib. Probably only a probing action as the Syrians successfully defended it reportedly knocking out three Turkish military vehicles and killing a number of Turks and militants. At this stage, if I were a Syrian commander, those Turkish outposts that I surround would be destroyed as a warning. I’m on home ground and my men have been battle-hardened whereas the Turks have jailed their best commanders in that last US instigated coup against Erdogan. And the… Read more »

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This Zionist slave Erdogon has gone retarded and dragging turkey and its people in the war which is not in turkey land. Turkey army should not fight for this Erdogon thugs who is working for US Syrian people also doesn’t want to fight turkey. but Erdogon is te main problem now.

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rather than start ww3…..i think it would be easier to just take out erdogan…..but then who am i to decide which is better….ww3 or erdogan……wow thats a hard one….better bring on the experts…..the pundits…..the clowns…..

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Finally, I got tired of seeing Russia delay the liberation of Syria. Now they know, there is no appeasing of an idiot.

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Even if Turkey breaks up with Russia so what? Russia still has Israel.