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 (11:00 P.M.) – Turkey will be launching their military operation inside Syria “when the right time comes,” Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Sunday.

“The operations in Manbij and east of the Euphrates will start when the right time comes,” Akar said in Hatay, southern Turkey, marking the first anniversary of the start of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, as quoted by Anadolu Agency.

Akar said Turkey is still making preparations and working on their logistics for the operation.

“The current Syrian problem areas are Manbij and east of the Euphrates; our plans, preparations and logistics are completed.”

The Turkish Defense Minister concluded that his regime has no problems with Kurds or Arabs in Syria and Syria, adding that their only targets are Daesh and the PKK/YPG.

“We have no problems with our Kurdish brothers or Arab brothers in Syria and Iraq. Our only targets are the terrorist Daesh and PKK/YPG,” he added.

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ROFL! Turks have no problems with Kurds, it’s Kurds having problems with Turks 😉
Since Turkey is the problem, Turkey can’t be part of the solution, even if the Sultan dreams of a ‘final solution’ to the ‘Kurdish problem’.
Nobody is fooled by Ankara’s regime “taqiyya” (deception) attempts.

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Karel Vd Geest

SDF should seriously consider arming PKK if and when they are attacked by Turkey, a rogue terror state.

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Nestor Arapa

Erdogan está obsesionado con eliminar Kurdos usando sus mercenarios a sueldo y ampliar su territorio dentro de Siria.

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Stern Daler

The “Kurdish brothers or Arab brothers in Syria and Iraq” will find that they will be all considered IS and PKK by the Sultanate of Turkey and ethnically cleansed or killed like the people of Cizre and Afrin.

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Karel Vd Geest

Do not forget the Aramean, syriac, christians, though I would not know how turks would label them. Kafir maybe?

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Stern Daler

@Karel, they labeled them dead men walking IMHO? Kafir is heathen, “infidel”, “rejector”, “disbeliever”, “unbeliever”, “nonbeliever”. A term not really religiously applicable to any of the peoples of the books. And remember that the first rejector was´Shaitan – so it is a sinister term. The demographic engineering by genocide, ethnic cleansing and forced Turkification laws was not only directed against Christian “enemy” nations but also against Jews and non Turkish Muslims. And the demographic engineering continued after the genocides before, during and after WW I. Example: https://journals.openedition.org/ejts/4538 I found the article by chance when I searched something else. BTW. One… Read more »