BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Wednesday that the U.S. proposal on a safe zone in northern Syria was unsatisfactory.

Cavusoglu said the U.S. proposal did not meet Turkey’s prerequisites, adding that Ankara was running out of patience in northern Syria.

“We got the impression that they want to enter a stalling process here as in Manbij,” Cavusoglu said, referring to a roadmap agreed last year to clear a northern Syrian town of YPG fighters. “We need to reach an agreement regarding the safe zone as soon as possible because have no patience left.”

Part of the issue is the U.S.’ continued support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and their allies from the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Turkey considers both Kurdish-led groups as offshoots of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who was involved in a long war with the Turkish Armed Forces in the latter part of the 1900s.

The U.S. envoy for Syria James Jeffrey made a trip to Ankara this to discuss the safe zone proposal with the Turkish regime.

However, Cavusoglu said that U.S. military officials held a meeting with a YPG leader on Monday – the same day as Jeffrey’s talks at the foreign ministry – indicated Washington was not sincere.

He said on Monday that if the safe zone in northern Syria is not established, and if threats continue against Turkey, Ankara would launch a military operation east of the Euphrates river, a move that Ankara has threatened in the past.

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So long the Americans are supporting the Kurds you can go along with ErDOG and the Turki Army to the nearest loos & relieve yourselves, anyways you go against the Kurds now and the Americans will move their war theater from Iraq & Syria and claim according to their reliable sources the same ones whom they employ in CIA who claimed Saddam had tons of chemicals these same sources will say Abu Bakr & whole lot of Deash top brass are hiding in Ankara and they want to go after him. Trump hasn’t yet declared an official war yet as… Read more »

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+++ “he didn’t want to take on North Korea” >>> It never was on the table. It was brinkmanship to push KJU into talks. Such thing never happened even once since 1950. +++ “and hasn’t yet decided between taking on Iran or Turki and between the two his advisers will say go after Turki.” >>> It’s not the way US govt. proceeds. It’s congress that declares war and actually, they didn’t declared war since I didn’t remember when, it was very long ago… They’ll simply go after the 1st idiot who will do a wrong move. The shooting party is… Read more »

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Never trust the Turks
Viva Suria
Post Scriptum: Long live the SAA long live the Syrian Arab Republic. Love love Assad,
Docius In Fundem: Maloula ,Kufreya,Odessa will never forget.

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SDF YPG PKK etc are US Proxy in Syria. US and with terrorists Kurds have occupied many Syrian cities and stablished military bases. They also involved in looting Syrian oil and resources but Criminal Dictator Assad has no dare to take any action against these US and Kurds terrorist alliance. Rather Dictator Assad prefer to fight “Zionist state” in hama Homs idlib Lataikia etc. Specially in schools hospital and refuge camps. Sure coward Dictator Assad and his Irani mulla will loudly chant “Death to US” Death to Israel” but never dare to take any action against US and Israeli terrorism… Read more »

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Turkey has yet to do very much, they keep barking, but never biting. Besides if Syria directly attacked Israel or US they would be doing exactly what they want. Theyll have to use leverage with Turkey Iraq and Iran to counter the illegal formation of a zionist kurdish state. But Russia is key here as they have decent relations with Kurds and as the foremost ally of Syria will try to broker some deal between both once the US influence is weaker if or when Turkey decides to attack. I doubt Trump is willing to engage Turkey if Kurds get… Read more »

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+++ “Theyll have to use leverage with Turkey Iraq and Iran to counter the illegal formation of a zionist kurdish state” >>> You mean the re-creation of the land of Karda and the 40 millions Kurds finally having their own land back from all the invaders, just like the nation of Israel had its land back? +++ “I doubt Trump is willing to engage Turkey if Kurds get attacked, its already election time in the US (dont know how they tolerate such an endless electoral cycle)” >>> He won’t “engage”… If the Turk moves, he’ll have to shoot at US… Read more »

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The Kurds are 40 millions and “The land of Karda” is mentioned on a Sumerian clay-tablet dated to the 3rd millennium B.C. This land in the southern regions of Lake Van in actual Turkey, Iran, Syria, Iraq!
They’re fücking here for 5,000 years!
They’re not “occupying Syrian cities”, they’re at home in northern Syria!
Go back to your history lessons, Dannydiot!