Monday, February 19, 2018

Turkey: Tells Syria not to intervene in its battle against the Kurds, inside Syria.

(Ankara)  After it emerged on Monday that pro-Assad militiamen would enter Afrin to assist local Kurdish militias fighting against an incursion by the Turkish military and Syrian rebels affiliated with Ankara. Turkey has warned the Syrian government that it risks a military confrontation with Ankara . Deputy Prime Minister  Bekir Bozdağ said Turkey is following the situation closely and there has been no official confirmation from Damascus over reports on the regime's involvement in Afrin.

"If Assad regime forces enter Afrin it would give a green light to dividing Syria, such a move would cause disaster in the region and would have serious consequences."
The Turkish foreign minister also warned the regime on Monday against entering the Syrian town shortly after Syrian state media  reported that popular forces are to arrive in Afrin area soon to support locals in facing the aggression launched by the Turkish regime on the area since January 20th.

It appears that the Turkish pocket dictator has really set the cat amongst the pigeons. The problem is on the side of the Kurds can be found the Syrians, Russians , the Americans and the Iranians maybe that explains why Erdoğan has been on the phone to both Moscow and Tehran in which to try and save face, as he knows if he drags Turkey into a war with all of the above, his tenure as President for life will end very soon as one thing the Syrians can bring to the table is ground to air missiles and their inclusion will take away the only advantage the Turks have over the Kurds.

Boy and I thought Game of Thrones was complicated.