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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:43 AM

Turkey says it will launch Syria offensive if US delays pullout

Source: The Guardian



Turkish officials had tense meeting this week with Trump’s national security adviser

Thu 10 Jan 2019 05.12 EST

Turkey will launch an offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces if the US delays the withdrawal of its troops from the war-torn country, the foreign minister has said.

“If the [pullout] is put off with ridiculous excuses like Turks are massacring Kurds, which do not reflect the reality, we will implement this decision,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told NTV television.

Turkey and the US are at loggerheads over the future of Syrian Kurdish forces after the US president, Donald Trump, made a surprise announcement last month to withdraw 2,000 troops from Syria.

Ahead of Trump’s move, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, threatened to launch another operation in Syria targeting the US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia, which Turkey regards as a terrorist group.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:52 AM

1. Here we go. This is bad.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:09 AM

2. Hey, Trump painted himself into another corner.

Putin told Trump to pull the troops out which pissed Bibi off. Now Pompeo is trying to fluff Bibi because he's mad.

We will find out soon who is pulling Trump's strings the hardest, Bibi or Pootie.

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Response to watoos (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:16 AM

3. It's putin

He only gives lip service to Israel to satisfy his putrid evangelical base. And THEY only support Israel, not the Jews to satisfy THEIR ridiculous end times fantasy. putin is the one whose got donnie by the short hairs.

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