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 (4:00 P.M.) – The leader of Turkey’s National Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahceli, stated on Tuesday that he supports the upcoming military operation in Syria.

“Nationalist Movement Party backs the government in its rightful fight against terrorism. Manbij should be saved from oppression,” Devlet Bahceli told his party’s parliamentary group.

The opposition leader’s comments mirrored those of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who said that the entire eastern region of the Euphrates should be cleared from “YPG/PKK terrorists.”

He said Turkey’s fight against terrorist in Syria is “rightful, legitimate and lawful.”

“Whatever the U.S. does, no matter what they say; Turkey should enter the region east of the Euphrates for right, law, survival, and the security of the oppressed people, and should do whatever is necessary,” he said.

The opposition party leader also slammed U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s recent remarks on Kurds in Syria.

“I categorically ask this: As an independent and sovereign country, does Turkey ask you and your bosses what to do? What kind of disrespect and what kind of misbehavior is this?” Bahceli questioned.

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MHP is not an Opposition party. It is Erdogan’s coalition partner and probably biggest enabler.

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Ataturk would not care for that

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Hablan de libertad cuando en realidad los opresores son Erdogan y sus aliados.