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 (9:50 P.M.) – U.S. Senator (Rep.) Lindsey Graham issued a warning to Turkey on Tuesday about making anymore incursions in Syria.

Speaking to Reuters News Agency in Baghdad, Graham stated that Turkey should halt their military incursions and begin supporting the U.S.’ presence inside Syria.

“I tried to make the case that you want America in Syria because the outcomes of us leaving are not good,” Graham said after meeting Erdogan in Turkey on a regional tour that also included northern Syria and Iraq.

“You don’t want any further incursions in Syria by the Turkish military, you’ll get yourself in a quagmire,” he added.

Graham’s meeting with Erdogan came shortly after he made a trip to Syria in order to visit the U.S. forces and their allies on the ground.

Keeping YPG fighters east of the Euphrates river, about 20 km (12 miles) from Manbij, “should be sufficient”, Graham said.

Turkey is opposed to the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) controlling any parts of Syria because the Erdogan regime believes they are a terrorist group.

Ankara has often labeled the YPG as an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who was once involved in a long war with Turkey.

The Turkish military has already launched two incursions in Syria this year, with the first being their battle in Afrin and the second in Manbij.

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Lindsay Graham has a lot to say about what other countries should and shouldn’t do.

Maybe Lindsay Graham should stop taking money and direction from Israel?

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He makes far more from the Military Industrial Complex.
Israel is an underdog compared to USA!

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“You don’t want any further incursions in Syria by the Turkish military, you’ll get yourself in a quagmire,”
=> This kind of “warning” is to be taken more seriously than Yanks fixing red lines…
This is a REAL threat…

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Graham is a mouthy faggot. Who cares what he says?

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Well, you have to learn how to understand how the Yankee works : when loudmouthed with heathen rhetoric, you’re not at REAL risk.
The US principle is “talk softly and carry a big stick”… And they have the biggest stick on Earth, well, probably due to psycological compensation since the average length of an US dïck which is pretty small, despite 20% of black people…

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“…since the average length of an US dïck which is pretty small, despite 20% of black people…”
Ignorant and stupid comments like this should be barred. Stupid!

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NAWROZ IS BELONGS TO KURDS. THE OLDEST NATION IN THE MIDEL EAST. WE ARE GOING TO f**k SYRIAN ARAB AND WE WILL f**k TURKS. WE WILL f**k PERSIAN IRANI. WE WILL f**k IRAQI ARABS.