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Ankara hopes for support of Washington in operation against Syrian Kurds

Turkey is counting on Washington’s support in its operation against the Syrian Kurdish Self-Defense Forces (YPG) in Afrin in northwest Syria, reports RIA News statement by President Tayyip Erdogan.

On the eve of Erdogan said that the Turkish army may begin an operation in the next week in the regions of Manbij and Afrin, controlled by the YPG. According to him, the United States sent to Syria for YPG already “4900 trucks and about 2 thousands of aircraft with weapons". Earlier, the Turkish authorities have repeatedly condemned Washington for military support of the YPG, which Ankara considers to be a terrorist organization associated with the Kurdistan Workers Party banned in the country.

Meanwhile, Turkish media over the past two days have reported shelling by the Turkish Armed Forces under YPG-controlled territory in the Afrin region. The Ministry of Defense also sent another column of military equipment, including Tanksto the border with Syria.

The time has come to support Ankara and the steps based on strategic cooperation with Turkey. We expect Washington to support Turkey’s efforts. We hope that friendly countries will support Ankara’s position on such an important and critical issue as the operation in Afrin. We also express the hope that during the operation in Afrin these forces will not make a mistake and will not take the side of the terrorists,
said Erdogan.

According to the president, steps taken to eliminate the threat of terrorism at the southern borders of Turkey, taken during Operation Euphrates Shield in 2016-2017, "will be continued in the coming days in Afrin."

He criticized US policy in the region, stressing the unacceptability of supporting YPG.

An attempt to disguise the actions of terrorists (YPG) will not give results. From the change of the name of criminal groups, their essence does not change,
Erdogan said, recalling the plan of Washington to create Syrian democratic forces, the backbone of which make up the YPG.

He also noted that Turkey "does not distinguish between terrorist organizations, and Western countries trying to fight them in Syria, attracting other criminal groups to this, are detrimental to ties with Ankara."
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  1. Observer2014
    Observer2014 14 January 2018 17: 36
    And we hope to support the operation of Turkey against the Russian Kurds.
    What?! Someone doesn’t know how Russians living near Kurds love angry whom Primakov brought to the country.
  2. Andrey K
    Andrey K 14 January 2018 17: 41
    ... Ankara hopes for Washington's support in the operation against the Syrian Kurds ...

    States are able to count denyuzhku.
    Having invested a bunch of their papers and time in organizing and arming the Kurds, they simply will not take into account anyone's interests - neither Turkish, nor ours, nor Kurdish. They are stupidly, consistently and straightforwardly going to the intended goal.
    Erdogan can be advised less to soar in the clouds.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 14 January 2018 17: 58
      Quote: Andrey K
      Erdogan can be advised less to soar in the clouds.

      You such councils, Erdogan destroy the entire foreign policy of Turkey wink
      1. Going
        Going 14 January 2018 20: 52
        It will be very interesting to look at the scuffle inside NATO.
    2. Hammerlock
      Hammerlock 15 January 2018 04: 26
      I’ll leave NATO, then help. Just like
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 14 January 2018 17: 42
    It’s funny. And how can one understand the question of the "correct behavior" of Americans? How a hidden threat?
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 14 January 2018 17: 42
    Turkey counts on Washington's support in its operation against Syrian Kurdish self-defense forces
    ... Counting in vain ...
    1. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 14 January 2018 18: 06
      Erdogan learned to troll the USA!
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 14 January 2018 19: 01
      Quote: parusnik
      Turkey counts on Washington's support in its operation against Syrian Kurdish self-defense forces
      ... Counting in vain ...

      How to know, how to know? The fact is that a month ago, the Syrian Kurds declared the possibility of the transfer of their self-defense forces to the ranks of the SAA, in the amount of about 50 thousand bayonets. The mattresses in this case will be "very disappointed" and may very well begin some sort of regular operation such as "decisive flogging" against the Kurdish apostates from the US plan to create an independent Kurdistan. Such a situation, at a short stage of time, will completely suit Turkey because it will allow it to control the territories populated by Turkoman and expand the "sanitary zone" that does not allow tight contact between Syrian Kurds and Kurds from the Turkish PKK. There generally incomprehensible games go that the devil himself will break his leg.
  5. Rusland
    Rusland 14 January 2018 17: 43
    Understand. Lovely scolding, only amuse.
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 14 January 2018 23: 17
      Quote: Rusland
      Lovely scolding, only amuse.

      How to say. At the moment, it looks like if, for example, Kim Jong-un said that he was counting on US support in the operation against Japan. yes
  6. friend of animals
    friend of animals 14 January 2018 17: 48
    Turkey "makes no distinction between terrorist organizations" laughing
  7. bald
    bald 14 January 2018 17: 55
    Erdogan did not seem to eat those fungi. Bucking against the states (banned in the Russian Federation laughing ), enough arrogance also to ask them for help - inadequacy is limitless. Yes, they will make every effort so that only the Kurds annoy him - they would still understand, somewhere on the sidelines, on the territory of Iraq - in general it would be great.
  8. Masya masya
    Masya masya 14 January 2018 18: 01
    We expect Washington to support Turkey's efforts.
    criticized US policy in the region,

    Erdogash begs the states to stand aside? recourse
    1. Going
      Going 14 January 2018 20: 53
      They are ready, but then they "spank" him.
  9. flicker
    flicker 14 January 2018 18: 09
    Erdogan offers the states to merge the Kurds ... the Kurds will see the true face of the amers ... the Americans will hint to the Kurds that "we can" so listen only to us ... the Kurds will see even more clearly the real snout of the amers ...
    Well, do the Kurds?
  10. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 14 January 2018 18: 11
    Turkey counts on Washington’s support in its operation against the Syrian Kurdish Self-Defense Forces (YPG) in Afghanistan in northwestern Syria,
    Yeah understand
    The USA has already sent “4900 trucks and about 2 thousand aircraft with weapons” to YPG for Syria.
    Now there is no . The Turks hope that the rivals against their enemy (Kurds) will be supported by rivals in influence in the region (USA), who in turn supply these enemies (Kurds) with weapons, Multi-vector multi-level politics? or just a madhouse?
  11. Herculesic
    Herculesic 14 January 2018 18: 23
    The narrow-minded and overly naive erdogad! fool US Kurds are preparing against the Turkish army! Not a wolf lamb hopes! !! fool
  12. Simon
    Simon 14 January 2018 18: 37
    Turkey counts on Washington's support in its operation against Syrian Kurdish self-defense forces --- How long will the Turks believe the Americans, they are not the first time they betray them fool
  13. Maz
    Maz 14 January 2018 18: 57
    This is after c400, and stormy joy. Trolls of the Americans are Turks; I did not know that the Ottomans could joke so painfully for Washington. Comedians, breed, pretending to be fools .... Ah yes the Turks
  14. rruvim
    rruvim 14 January 2018 19: 30
    Erdogan exaggerated something. For every two trucks, one plane. How much aviation kerosene needs to be burned ... request
  15. demo
    demo 14 January 2018 20: 00
    Erdogan perfectly mastered modern trolling, which was previously called the Aesop language.
    I do not know.
    It may be in vain that he "beats mosques in front of pigs."
    Most likely they will not understand.
  16. APASUS
    APASUS 14 January 2018 21: 25
    Erdogan is a sly fox! He wants to comply with Turkey’s interests and not aggravate relations with the Americans? This is where I will have to choose it. I think it will be a very interesting position for Russia to see how the showdown within NATO begins.
  17. Fkjydjckfrgh
    Fkjydjckfrgh 15 January 2018 00: 15
    Ankara hopes for support of Washington in operation against Syrian Kurds
    Ah well done, this is a "little fork."
  18. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 15 January 2018 09: 59
    Erdogan is the most agile leader. He doesn’t try to sit on two chairs, waiting for the ass to not fit with the floor, he jumps from chair to chair, but if pi ... falls, he will certainly turn his neck.
  19. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 15 January 2018 11: 50
    First, Erdogan craps Trump from head to toe, threatens him,
    sets the conditions ... and then he "needs Washington's support."
    So he behaves with Russia and with Syria - with everyone.
    First it runs over, and then - "be friends with me and help."