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 (9:45 A.M.) – Turkey’s main opposition, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), has rejected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s planned invasion of northern Syria.

During the CHP’s weekly meeting, the leader of the party Kemal Kilicdaroglu said he refuses to support the Turkish military operation because it is being passed to Ankara from the U.S.

“We do not have ISIL on our borders. They are taking Turkish soldiers into the quagmire in Syria,” Kılıçdaroğlu said at his party’s group meeting, as quoted by the Hurriyet Daily News

According to Kilicdaroglu, Turkey is vulnerable to external dangers caused by this operation.

“Who gave you the order? Who is telling you to combat in [Syria],” said Kılıçdaroğlu, recalling Defense Minister Hulusi Akar’s earlier comments on Turkey’s “duty to finish ISIL in Syria.”

“Why should Turkish soldiers die while Trump avoids the casualties of U.S. soldiers in the war-torn country,” the CHP leader said, warning that Turkey was now open to “all sorts of foreign threats.”

 

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CHP’s Kemal seems to read the writing on the wall.

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Karel Vd Geest

Good to read there are some turkish politicians left capable of clear thinking.

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Ataturk would totally agree.

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@Unknown, IMHO You are right about Atatürk, mostly he ‘d see his work endangered by the aspirations of the new would be Sultan.