'Neo Ottoman conqueror ' Turkey apparently ready to invade Syria. (DS).
Reminder from yesterday: Turkey will not allow a communist state to be founded in northern Syria: President Erdoğan http://t.co/P7T1pPbe4n— ceylan ozbudak (@ceylanozbudak) June 27, 2015
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said on Friday that Turkey will not allow a new state to be founded in Turkey's southern south and in northern Syria.
Speaking at the Turkish Red Crescent iftar event, Erdoğan said that those who try to associate Turkey with the terrorist organizations are making the biggest slander against this country and this nation and reminded that Turkey was the one who helped Kobani refugees during ISIS attacks of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham on the Syrian town.
Erdoğan said that it was clear that Assad, ISIS and the People's Protection Units (YPG), outlawed-PKK's Syrian offshoot, and the outlawed PKK are in some sort of cooperation.
"I underline Turkey's stance once again, we will not allow a state to be established in southern Turkey's south and in northern Syria." Erdoğan said.
President Erdoğan repeatedly voiced his concern over the mass displacement of Turkmens and Arabs as a result of Kurdish advances in Tal Abyad, and saying the operation against ISIS is replacing the population with PKK-affiliated Kurds, claiming they will become a threat to Turkey. Hmmm.....Yup a threat to Erdo's Syrian territory conquest.
The Turkish military is now allegedly drafting plans that include the dispatch of ground troops to Jarablus on the border with Turkey and the establishment of a 10-kilometer safe zone inside Syria. A further, 40-to-50-kilometer area beyond the initial safe zone might also be secured by howitzer fire
Without giving the exact number of troops, the daily said at least 12,000 troops might be involved in such an operation. Read the full story here.