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

Turkish ground troops will enter a planned safe zone in northern Syria “very soon,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Ankara opened a joint operation center with the United States for the safe zone at the weekend.

“We are slowly making progress in our efforts to establish a safe zone,” Erdogan said. “Just like many other issues some saw as untouchable, we are putting the east of the Euphrates issue on track,” Reuters quoted him as saying.

Turkey has said that it would not tolerate any delays to the agreement by US officials, warning that it will mount a cross-border offensive on its own to clear its borders from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia if necessary.

Erdogan also said that Turkey had made all preparations to carry out its own plans if its expectations are not met. “Our UAVs and helicopters have entered the region. Very soon, our ground troops will also enter the region. 

 

Source: RT

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The Greek??
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The Greek??

Everyone understands that Turkey wants to steal land from Syria.Astana agreements are nothing. These agreements give Turkey rights to steal land from Syria.Turkey wants to steal land from Syria and this is what Turkey calls a “safety zone”. “Safety zone” is the stolen land.Turkey has entered a foreign country(Syria) and the UN sits and watches without doing anything.The UN must stop working. The UN has no reason to exist.????

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There are those that wish to replace the UN by a new entity called the Covenant of Democratic Nations. The base would be in Jerusalem and controlled by …… . The rulings would not be quite so democratic and there would be no anti Israeli motions of any kind. So as much as the UN is useless or hamstrung there are worse alternatives waiting to take over.

lenhard
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trurkia troops come in haha ,turkisch proxy terrorists come in.erdogan is a coward.

Gryz
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Without an urgent agreement, at least a short-term military one of any sort between the YPG/PKK part of the SDF and the SAA/Russia, this will be the first net win for the Turkish dog in chief. One has to admit failure when it looks more and more like the elephant in the room. The best countermove possible to this would be a joint assault to retake the entire Afrin region and begin serious discussion on self-administration within a federal model, at least here, as the symbol of possible ways forward for both parties that will have to make real pragmatic… Read more »

Anon
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I’m sure the local Kurdish population is feeling a whole lot safer now..

Daeshbags-Sux
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AFAIK, there will be Turkish militaries embedded with US ones, patrolling the area in Humvees

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Turkey go home in Mongolia

Long Live Syria
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Long Live Syria

Turki Army has sent its OLA UBER Taxi services to the Jihadis in Syria. The Jihadis are now so s**t scared and want to get out move from one hot location to another cooler location and you are facilitating them. Eventually they all will come running back to you.

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Daeshbags-Sux

No LLS : Manbij-like patrols, no more.
https://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/25082019