‘Withdrawal without a plan is chaos,’ said US Senator Lindsey Graham in Ankara on Saturday after meeting Turkish officials and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday.

The US Senator from South Carolina met with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara to discuss Syria on Friday.

Speaking to the press on Saturday, Graham urged the US President not to repeat his perceived mistakes of the Obama administration.

Graham repeated that priority for the US should be to “contain Iran, destroy ISIS and equally important is to protect Turkey and solve the problem we created for our Turkish allies,” regarding the Kurdish armed groups of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) operating in Syria, which Turkey views as “a terrorist threat.”

 

 

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Stern Daler

Did not know that Graham has been hired by the Sultan.

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He is probably accepting bribes as the disgraced Flynn did. Turk and Israel heavily lobby senators and house representatives too.

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@Sweet Robert, I know Israels election financing racket in the US wields big influence. I have no such info about a Turk lobby. I just slandered. LOL.

Known fact: Middle East Eye reports: Senior intelligence officials from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Israel agreed at a meeting that they considered Turkey, rather than Iran, to be their major military rival in the region, and discussed plans to counter Ankara’s influence.

So it would boil down to: Israel is pulling the break on the Sultan. No matter who – as long as it is pulled.

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Well, a point is that Erdolf is funding Hamas together with Iran and Qatar… So don’t be surprised that Egypt, UAE, KSA see Turkey as a problem as much it’s already a serious issue for Syria too… I wasn’t joking when I told about a “secret” alliance between shitlamists : Turkey, Qatar and Iran are all in the same bed! Khamenei is very into ecumenism : he already helped both Qaeda and IS and, as for Erdolf, as for Tamim, he’s CLEARLY into the infamous Muslim Brotherhood, hey, only a MB roach would have translated Sayeed Qutb integral “literature” into… Read more »

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So in other words, Israel has lied about Iran being a major threat and now considers Turkey to be a threat. Im calling BS. Some multibillionaire really ,really, really wants Syrian oil fields. Thats your news flash @ Stern.

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@Sweet Robert, Iran is also a major thread. The Israelis told the meeting that Iran could be contained militarily, but that Turkey had a far greater capability. In the meeting Cohen (Israel) is reported to have said: “Iranian power is fragile. The real threat comes from Turkey.” Full article at: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-uae-egypt-israel-syria-khashoggi-1467976694 And I wonder, why the has been leaked. BTW. It is not about Syrian oil/gas fields. As far as I understood other sources, there is an ongoing argument who owns and can exploit the Eastern Mediterranean basin’s gas fields. The plan is to ship gas to market – that… Read more »

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Then let there be chaos! Much better than what you want to do.