Military Review

Turkey refused to throw on Rakka

As reportedNews”, 19 February, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that Turkish troops would not directly participate in the release of Raqqa from ISIL (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation). It is assumed that instead of them, the formation of the Syrian opposition loyal to Ankara (including the Free Syrian Army, numbering about 7 thousand people) will be sent to assault the stronghold of ISIL. The issue is discussed with the United States, in charge of this operation.

When Turkish troops advance to Raqqa, a high probability of their collision with the Kurds, who form the basis of the “Syrian democratic forces” attacking the city, is predicted.

Throwing Turkish troops on Rakka could lead to a war with the Kurds. They will either have to move along a narrow corridor, over which the Kurds hang from the northeast, or to win Manbij from them. But the Kurdish command has already promised that it will use all available forces to prevent the Turks from seizing Manbij.

- thinks Ivan Konovalov, director of the Center for Strategic Conjuncture.

The Kurds became an important military force in the region thanks to the American support provided to them under the presidency of Barack Obama. The aggressive attitude towards them of the Turkish authorities led to the conflict between Ankara and Washington. However, the United States, trying to smooth out the discontent of Turkey, is trying not to pass on heavy weapons to the Kurds.

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  1. Buffet
    Buffet 21 February 2017 08: 57
    The teeth are too small, and given the low preparation and high losses .. It’s really easier for them to come up with such excuses.
    1. Thirteenth
      Thirteenth 21 February 2017 09: 01
      And they’re doing it right. Why run into Luli yourself if you have a lot of Kurdish and opposition Syrian meat at hand.
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 21 February 2017 12: 04
      Quote: SHVEDsky_stol
      The teeth are too small, and given the low preparation and high losses .. It’s really easier for them to come up with such excuses

      No, not true. The article states that the operation to release Raqqa - supervise the USA. And if the USA is in the role of a chieftainer, write is gone. The main losses will be suffered by civilians and allies as a result of "erroneous" bombing and "friendly" coalition air force fire. So, everything is normal with the teeth of the Turks, they just are very “confident” in the curators. What sensible “ally” will get into hell? Here the mattresses were already fussing and the other day the last bridge over the Euphrates was plowed up. Probably in order to develop the offensive on Raqqa, it was “easier” for the Allies to force it?)))
  2. Teberii
    Teberii 21 February 2017 08: 58
    They will liberate Raqqa, or arrange a massacre with each other, show events and their development.
  3. cniza
    cniza 21 February 2017 08: 58
    Throwing Turkish troops at Raqqa could lead to war with the Kurds.

    But someone wants to play this card, it becomes difficult there, very difficult.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 21 February 2017 09: 25
      Such is human nature - even if the planet falls to pieces, there will always be someone who will try to use this as a trump card in the fight against opponents ...
    RUSOIVAN 21 February 2017 09: 07
    Can the last tanks be scrapped?
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 21 February 2017 09: 09
    It has never been easy. And now everything is completely confused. Who whom and by what wassat
    Turks - after Al-Bab, they are in no hurry to receive Lyuli. It hurts. The combat training of the Turks was not up to par, and peaceful Kurdish villages would be much more convenient to bombard than in a real battle with barmales ...
  6. viktor.
    viktor. 21 February 2017 09: 12
    it’s not for them to kill the bombers, but ted on ted fights with thugs, they will burn the last cats for them.
  7. nivander
    nivander 21 February 2017 09: 24
    but in 2011, the late V. Churkin spoke of the Arab spring with the words of the classic "... she will bring a lot of rest with herself"
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 21 February 2017 09: 49
    Yıldırım stated that Turkish troops will not be directly involved in the liberation of Raqqa from ISIS fighters

    why so? leopards are over, all burned? laughing
    RUSIVAN 21 February 2017 10: 28
    Turkey refused to throw on Rakka
    We decided to wait when Russia does it ??? Cunning ...
  10. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 21 February 2017 10: 30
    The Turks, either rushing about, then themselves, then the United States invite to a ground operation ...
  11. Ustrushan
    Ustrushan 21 February 2017 15: 24
    The more different forces gather at Racca, the easier the IG will be. Between themselves, Kurds, Turks, Arabs still do not agree and there will be a mess. So let anyone take Rakku. Kurds fight well and deserve this honor.
  12. Muadipus
    Muadipus 21 February 2017 15: 24
    And why should the Turks ruin their people if they still won’t get Raqqa. It will be enough to keep the blockade from them and not to supply the barmaley.