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Turkish General Staff: Turkish Army launches Operation Olive Branch in Afrin

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The Turkish General Staff officially announced the launch of Operation Olive Branch against the Kurdish forces in Syrian Afrin.
According to Anadolu with reference to the General Staff, the operation began in 17: 00 local time.


Operation "Olive Branch" started on January 20 on 17: 00 (coincides with Moscow)
- said in a statement.

Turkish General Staff: Turkish Army launches Operation Olive Branch in Afrin


It is noted that the operation involved detachments of the Syrian opposition, supported by the armed forces of Turkey.

Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım stated that Turkish aviation bombing observation posts of Kurds in the north of Syria. This is also reported by Anadolu.

In the sky over Turkish province Hatay, bordering with Syria, in the areas of Reykhanly and Kyrykhan, Turkish Air Force aircraft are visible
- said the agency.

According to CNN Turk, eight fighters of the Turkish Air Force F-16, which departed from the Diyarbakır airbase, attacked the positions of the Kurds from the SNA and CP, as a result of which the observation points were destroyed. The fact that the Turkish aircraft destroyed the observation points of the Kurds in the north of the SAR, said the Anatolian Agency.

It is noted that from Afrin sounds of explosions of shells are heard.

Afrin is the main city of the canton of the same name. In total, there are three cantons of Syrian Kurdistan (Rozhava) - a Kurdish territorial entity in northern Syria, the creation of which was announced on 17 in March 2016 of the year. In recent days, there have been regular reports of Turkish shelling in the neighborhood of Afrin.
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  1. Looking Petrovich
    Looking Petrovich 20 January 2018 18: 19 New
    19
    Turkish F-16 in the sky over Afrin. By the way, where is Syrian air defense? And something of the Syrian Air Force is not observed. Someone recently promised to shoot down.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 20 January 2018 18: 25 New
      +5
      Quote: Looking Petrovich
      Turkish F-16 in the sky over Afrin

      If not for your explanation of the image, I would have thought that the child got to Photoshop
      1. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
        Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 20 January 2018 18: 26 New
        +9
        Well went mahach. Kirkuk’s “heroic defense” was enough for me to understand the real level of the Kurds. Without coalition aviation, they can only rob captured villages. Now there will be an epic grinding them into rubble by the Turkish air force.
        1. xetai9977
          xetai9977 20 January 2018 20: 47 New
          +2
          Watching Turkish TV now. Hurricane of fire! MLRS beat mercilessly!
      2. q75agent
        q75agent 20 January 2018 19: 03 New
        +6
        Yes, and they started spreading the video, so this is not a photoshop
    2. Lexus
      Lexus 20 January 2018 18: 26 New
      19
      Turkish F-16 in the sky over Afrin. By the way, where is Syrian air defense?

      I did not hear something that the Kurds recognized the power of official Damascus, kicked out the Americans and returned "to balance" the oil and gas fields they had seized on the left bank of the Euphrates.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 20 January 2018 20: 15 New
        11
        These are not the Kurds at all. These - the Communists - Americans have never supported.
        They were supported by the Russians and Syria. But there is no Syrian army in Afrin, and the Russians cannot cope with the Turkish army there. Not the balance of power. Therefore, they retreated without a fight.
        1. Lexus
          Lexus 20 January 2018 20: 41 New
          +8
          These are not the Kurds at all.

          Those are not the ones. Let them unite. Druze, there, is much smaller, but nothing, quite a snap, when necessary.
          and the Russians cannot cope with the Turkish army there.

          After all, you yourself know (I think it’s possible for “you”) that the Russians will cope with anyone if they “bother”.
        2. 11 black
          11 black 20 January 2018 22: 28 New
          +9
          Quote: voyaka uh
          These are not the Kurds at all. These - the Communists - Americans have never supported.
          They were supported by the Russians and Syria. But there is no Syrian army in Afrin, and the Russians cannot cope with the Turkish army there. Not the balance of power. Therefore, they retreated without a fight.

          A good attempt - but I assure you - a couple of our three special warheads can even cope with Israel - so much so that in ruin laughing
          If some "partners" beat the face of other "partners" then good luck to both of them laughing
        3. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 20 January 2018 22: 57 New
          14
          Quote: voyaka uh
          These are not the Kurds at all. These - the Communists - Americans have never supported. They were supported by the Russians and Syria. But there is no Syrian army in Afrin, and the Russians cannot cope with the Turkish army there. Not the balance of power. Therefore, they retreated without a fight.
          Smiled))) Completeness to you sir to push a powder. Only a day ago, a meeting was held over a cup of coffee between Shoigu and his Turkish counterpart. Do you think they discussed the difference in the number of kilocalories in daily ration of Turkish and Russian high-grade? Well, well))) Without the consent of Russia, Turkish planes in this area could not work. Syrian air defense systems would have been noted if there had been no coordination of Ankara’s actions with Damascus. Most likely, not Peshmerga, or the Kurds, as such, but exclusively pro-American forces located in the area of ​​operation are attacked. So everything that happens is carried out "amicably" with the consent of interested parties))) and is directed against the United States. We are waiting for the reaction of the mattresses in the form of concerns or concerns))).
          1. Cheldon
            Cheldon 20 January 2018 23: 50 New
            +3
            The Kurds are being forced to peace with the Syrians.
        4. Spez
          Spez 20 January 2018 22: 58 New
          11
          Those not those ... what kind of kindergarten ?! You always have the Alawites, and the Palestinians, too, but you need to look down the Kurds under the tail to determine which ones?
          1. Hottabych
            Hottabych 20 January 2018 23: 14 New
            +3
            Quote: Spez
            and the Kurds must be looked under the tail to determine which ones?

            laughing ridiculed, well done !!!
        5. Stiletto_711
          Stiletto_711 21 January 2018 02: 24 New
          +4
          Quote: voyaka uh
          and the Russians cannot cope with the Turkish army there. Not the balance of power. Therefore, they retreated without a fight.

          laughing Let's! Burn! There haven't been such comedians a long time ago good
    3. 210ox
      210ox 20 January 2018 18: 27 New
      +7
      Promising one thing is another thing to do. Yes, and our position, as always, is slurred.
      Quote: Looking Petrovich
      Turkish F-16 in the sky over Afrin. By the way, where is Syrian air defense? And something of the Syrian Air Force is not observed. Someone recently promised to shoot down.
      1. Chertt
        Chertt 20 January 2018 18: 30 New
        0
        Quote: 210ox
        Promising one thing is another thing to do. Yes, and our position, as always, is slurred.

        This is a situation where no one can predict how it will end.
      2. avt
        avt 20 January 2018 19: 55 New
        +4
        Quote: 210ox
        .Yes, and our position, as always, is slurred.

        In what? Have you missed talks in Moscow about the beginning of the General Staff and the beginning of Turkish intelligence?
        Quote: lexus
        I did not hear something that the Kurds recognized the power of official Damascus

        So do I . Well, this Turkish march should certainly be associated with the environment of the spirits of the province of Idlib. And this is generally the responsibility of the Turks.
      3. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 20 January 2018 20: 41 New
        +4
        If the Turks win, oust the Kurds from Afrin, and settle their Turkomans there. Then all northern Aleppo will become Turkish.
        1. Stiletto_711
          Stiletto_711 21 January 2018 02: 28 New
          +5
          Quote: voyaka uh
          If the Turks win, oust the Kurds from Afrin, and settle their Turkomans there. Then all northern Aleppo will become Turkish.

          laughing laughing laughing Just a fire! voyaka uh, you need to perform on a humorous show!
          Turks are so successfully crowding out Kurds from everywhere that 20% of the population of Turkey are Kurds fellow
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 21 January 2018 13: 53 New
            +2
            Do you know that northern Latakia used to be Syrian?
            The Turkish army at one time occupied Latakia, evicted the Alawites and immediately settled
            area by Turkoman. And Hafez al-Assad (Papa Bashar) didn’t even make a sound.
            Why not repeat it. Aleppo city used to be Turkish. Most factories
            and factories before the Civil War in 2011 were Turkish. And many
            people would gladly replace a passport with a Turkish one.
            1. Stiletto_711
              Stiletto_711 21 January 2018 17: 07 New
              0
              Yeah, and the Turks for settling Afrin are at the Turks in the warehouse, like canned food?
              Yes, and who, in their right mind, will go on his own and drag the family to the territory where the entire infrastructure is destroyed by the war, and this very war on the side continues with varying degrees of intensity? negative
              1. voyaka uh
                voyaka uh 21 January 2018 17: 10 New
                0
                "Yes, and who, in his right mind, will go on his own" ///

                Orders are not discussed, but executed. am "Sultan" orders - they will move anywhere.
                1. Stiletto_711
                  Stiletto_711 21 January 2018 17: 13 New
                  0
                  No, well, you know better, our sultans were not born bully
    4. KGB WATCH YOU
      KGB WATCH YOU 20 January 2018 18: 28 New
      32
      Well, firstly, Syria does not have air defense as a system, and there is no high-quality fighter aircraft.

      Ours do not jerk at the falcons of Perdogan, and if they jerk, they will get another "knife in the back", and will whine for half a year on Channel One about tomatoes.
      1. MOSKVITYANIN
        MOSKVITYANIN 20 January 2018 18: 41 New
        +8
        Quote: KGB WATCH YOU
        Well, firstly, Syria does not have air defense as a system, and there is no high-quality fighter aircraft.

        Did you personally check the combat readiness of the SAR air defense?
        Our do not jerk on the falcons of Perdogan

        Why the hell are we jerking for someone and someone, the Russian Federation is not the USSR who fought for interests, it’s not known for whom and didn’t get anything in return (even our money spent), we got everything we wanted there (two WBs for 49 years, control in the Eastern Mediterranean and the absence of the Qatar pipe in the SAR) ...
        will be whining for half a year on Channel One about tomatoes.

        Do you think you can sit at home on your combat couch and watch TMV on TV?
        1. KGB WATCH YOU
          KGB WATCH YOU 20 January 2018 18: 51 New
          21
          Did you personally check the combat readiness of the SAR air defense?

          Checked for many years, the Israeli Air Force, Turkey, USA, and various Arab satellites.
          And from your transitions to the personality of air defense as a system in the ATS will not appear.
          Why the hell are we jerking for someone and someone, the Russian Federation is not the USSR who fought for interests, it’s not known for whom and didn’t get anything in return (even our money spent), we got everything we wanted there (two WBs for 49 years, control in the Eastern Mediterranean and the absence of the Qatar pipe in the SAR) ...

          As suddenly received, just as suddenly you can lose.
          Do you think you can sit at home on your combat couch and watch TMV on TV?

          Do not spill your sofa, you are our humorous.
          What is TMV? If in response we shot down a Turkish plane, would TMV begin? HPP 2.0 or what?
          1. LiSiCyn
            LiSiCyn 20 January 2018 19: 18 New
            +4
            Syrian air defense has already shot down Turkish aircraft ... In the Tartus region, the F-104 from the "shell".
            1. KGB WATCH YOU
              KGB WATCH YOU 20 January 2018 19: 26 New
              +5
              I know the F-4s were shot down, a single target. But I repeat, this does not mean the presence of air defense as a system.
              1. LiSiCyn
                LiSiCyn 20 January 2018 19: 45 New
                +3
                Well, ter-yu, Assad does not completely control. What, in your understanding, is a comprehensive air defense?
                1. KGB WATCH YOU
                  KGB WATCH YOU 20 January 2018 20: 27 New
                  +4
                  Integrated air defense is the presence of complexes of long, medium and short range combined into one system; the presence of radar target detection (of all types), a large number of fighter aircraft and dispersal airfields, shelters; control points.
                  Syria does not have any of this, because for 7 years there has been a civil war, the territory has been changing hands 10 times, the materiel is being destroyed or does not receive proper maintenance.
      2. 11 black
        11 black 20 January 2018 22: 32 New
        +2
        Quote: KGB WATCH YOU
        Well, firstly, Syria does not have air defense as a system, and there is no high-quality fighter aircraft.
        Ours do not jerk at the falcons of Perdogan, and if they jerk, they will get another "knife in the back", and will whine for half a year on Channel One about tomatoes.

        Do not forget - now you are talking about a nuclear superpower - no kidding. We would like to - they would incinerate all of Turkey without problems until the last Turkoman, so do not exaggerate.
    5. Hanokem
      Hanokem 20 January 2018 18: 38 New
      21
      This is exactly the rare case when I sincerely wish success to the Syrian air defense in the "landing" F-16))). In general, my heart in this situation is on the side of the unfortunate Kurdish people, who, in contrast to the invented people, the "Palestinians" have long relied on their state.
      1. MOSKVITYANIN
        MOSKVITYANIN 20 January 2018 18: 52 New
        +6
        Quote: Hanokem
        This is exactly the rare case when I sincerely wish success to the Syrian air defense in the "landing" F-16))).

        Somehow your statement does not fit with the "eternal philanthropy" of Israeli Jews .... laughing
        my heart in this situation is on the side of the unfortunate Kurdish people, who, in contrast to the invented people, the "Palestinians" have long relied on their state

        Who should, on that ... imposed ....
        For BV, some ghouls are enough, the second ones can not stand ....
    6. Lavrenti Pavlovich
      Lavrenti Pavlovich 20 January 2018 18: 49 New
      +8
      Quote: Looking Petrovich
      Turkish F-16 in the sky over Afrin. By the way, where is Syrian air defense? And something of the Syrian Air Force is not observed. Someone recently promised to shoot down.

      And why now the CA shoot down Turkish aircraft? Let the arrogance be brought down from the Kurds, the ranks of pro-American bandits will be thinned out. The more bandits kill each other, the better for the Syrians and the Syrian army easier.
      1. volodya
        volodya 20 January 2018 19: 05 New
        +3
        Actually, the "olive branch" and the bombs somehow don't fit!
    7. NN52
      NN52 20 January 2018 20: 12 New
      +8
      Beautiful photo.
    8. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 20 January 2018 20: 20 New
      +4
      Two days before the air strikes, the leadership of the Defense Ministry of Russia and Turkey held talks. Turkey deals with Afrin and the Kurds, and Syria with the VKS deals with Idlib and the militants.
    9. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 20 January 2018 21: 50 New
      +3
      Quote: Looking Petrovich
      Turkish F-16 in the sky over Afrin. By the way, where is Syrian air defense? And something of the Syrian Air Force is not observed. Someone recently promised to shoot down.


      Syrian air defense in Syria. Protects the Syrians. Let the Kurds defend.
    10. Cheldon
      Cheldon 20 January 2018 23: 54 New
      0
      Quote: Looking Petrovich
      Turkish F-16 in the sky over Afrin. By the way, where is Syrian air defense? And something of the Syrian Air Force is not observed. Someone recently promised to shoot down.

      The satellite trail behind the plane is beautiful, you can predict what the weather will be like.
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 20 January 2018 18: 32 New
    +5
    Actually, it is known from history that operations with big names most often ended in zilch! am A third force, the United States, Israel or some Arab state, who do not want to strengthen influence in the Turkish region, will come into action!
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 20 January 2018 19: 09 New
      +6
      I like the operation with the loud name "Bagration", by the way, nothing so successful
  3. Oleg7700
    Oleg7700 20 January 2018 18: 38 New
    +3
    Turks report. Blue airstrikes, red art. and MLRS.
  4. Vadmir
    Vadmir 20 January 2018 18: 38 New
    +4
    Personally, I wish good luck to Turkey because the Kurds are allies of the United States and still have to fight Syria with them.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 20 January 2018 20: 17 New
      +7
      These Kurds hung out the flags of the Russian Federation and successfully stationed the troops of the Russian Federation. Those outside the US are called SDFs and live east
    2. Misha Honest
      Misha Honest 20 January 2018 20: 42 New
      +5
      Quote: Vadmir
      Personally, I wish good luck to Turkey because the Kurds are allies of the United States and still have to fight Syria with them.

      But nothing that the Turks are in NATO and officially allies of the Starburst Stripes? + The Turks have a rich betrayal history of relations with Russia.
    3. Nikolai Grek
      Nikolai Grek 21 January 2018 03: 13 New
      +3
      Quote: Vadmir
      Personally, I wish good luck to Turkey because the Kurds are allies of the United States and still have to fight Syria with them.

      the case when you just need to step back and look at it from the side !!! request request wink
  5. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 20 January 2018 18: 42 New
    15
    Well, what to wish the Turks: fly lower and not fast.
  6. Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 20 January 2018 18: 57 New
    16
    As recently as yesterday, someone Vladimir ardently asserted that "Erdogan has some experience. He will not rock the boat." And further on the template about the Jews, about the allegedly shot down Israeli plane and other fiction. If you look at things realistically, the point is not in Syria, but the prestige of the Russian Federation, which promised to protect the sky of this very Syria. Assad - Russia's ally officially announced its readiness to shoot down Turkish aircraft. And Erdogan, knowing about all this, did the same. And here is the conclusion: Turkey is not an ally of the Russian Federation, as its adherents on the site claim with foam at the mouth. I’m trying to say the same about Iran. At the first opportunity, a knife is stuck in the back. What Russia, what anyone. East, sir.
    1. raki-uzo
      raki-uzo 20 January 2018 19: 03 New
      +2
      Kurds for one from the USA. Who are you with?
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 20 January 2018 19: 10 New
        10
        Those Kurds who are for the United States-do not touch. They have their own state and American bases with an official US presence behind the Euphrates.

        As for these - the United States has officially said about them, they do not care about the fate of the Harpins. By the way, pro-American Kurds - they have also stocked up on cola and bank accounts in order to watch Arfinsky be cut in online tweeters. Although, they may well go to the rescue, at the same time having beaten off the same Dabik to itself in a piggy bank.
        1. Smog
          Smog 20 January 2018 20: 24 New
          0
          Quote: donavi49
          at the same time having beaten off the same Dabik to itself in a piggy bank.

          I’m embarrassed to ask., And Dabik is hde ?????
    2. q75agent
      q75agent 20 January 2018 19: 05 New
      0
      for ever agrees with Mr. Izrail
    3. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 20 January 2018 19: 07 New
      +7
      There were no categorical statements that the Turks were our allies, such friends for ..... and about the door. Well, the SERs overseas are a neater buddy.
    4. anjey
      anjey 20 January 2018 19: 11 New
      +1
      It is not necessary to do incorrect analyzes ahead of time, there is a game on a large scale and each side has its trump cards up its sleeve ....
    5. activator
      activator 20 January 2018 19: 14 New
      +5
      Quote: Rogue1812
      And here is the conclusion: Turkey is not an ally of the Russian Federation, as its adherents on the site claim with foam at the mouth. I’m trying to say the same about Iran.

      What kind of allies are there? there it’s about how to hitchhike now you go with one then with another, then with the third the main thing is to know where you are going and why, and with whom it is no longer very important. If the goal is a pipe, or rather its absence, then we must proceed from this, and war there or peace is not particularly important. Especially if this is a proxy war.
      1. Smog
        Smog 20 January 2018 20: 26 New
        +3
        Quote: activator
        Especially if this is a proxy war.

        Hello !!!!! good
    6. flicker
      flicker 20 January 2018 19: 22 New
      +5
      Assad - Russia's ally officially announced its readiness to shoot down Turkish aircraft

      But let the Kurds first decide if they are part of Syria or not.
    7. Oleg7700
      Oleg7700 20 January 2018 19: 36 New
      +1
      Allegedly 2-3 Turkish squadrons with NATO support and several dozen vehicles are constantly involved. What can they be contrasted in the zone of their real vital interests if such a geography is forever.
    8. _Jack_
      _Jack_ 20 January 2018 19: 56 New
      0
      The second line of the gas pipeline has only just begun to be built, will gas go to Europe instead of Krajina, Turkey is not an ally of the Russian Federation? What do we spit on the gas pipeline and will Ukrainians feed?
    9. Alber
      Alber 20 January 2018 20: 22 New
      +5
      Quote: Rogue1812
      Turkey is not an ally of the Russian Federation, as its adherents on the site claim with foam at the mouth. I’m trying to say the same about Iran. At the first opportunity, a knife is stuck in the back. What to Russia, what to whom

      The Izrailtian is not an Israeli, if he does not poison Russia with anyone, or does not poison ... your cunning is visible per kilometer)))
    10. MOSKVITYANIN
      MOSKVITYANIN 20 January 2018 22: 27 New
      +4
      Tramp1812 RF, which promised to protect the sky of this very Syria

      A link is possible where promised?
      And here comes the conclusion: Turkey is not an ally of the Russian Federation, as its adherents on the site claim with foam at the mouth.

      There are no such adherents here, your sore brain dreamed ... and Turkey is not an ally of the Russian Federation ...
      I’m trying to say the same about Iran.

      And IRI is not an ally for us either, but you will equip the APU with drones, the Russian Federation will supply the Iskander SRC IRI ...
      I don’t understand why the Soviet leadership didn’t let Jews out of the Union .... for such “goodness” it was possible to set aside a barge free of charge ...
      1. Alber
        Alber 22 January 2018 06: 32 New
        +1
        Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
        I don’t understand why the Soviet leadership didn’t let Jews out of the Union .... for such “goodness” it was possible to set aside a barge free of charge ...

        ))) Believe me, not one ...
    11. Cheldon
      Cheldon 21 January 2018 00: 02 New
      +1
      Quote: Rogue1812
      As recently as yesterday, someone Vladimir ardently asserted that "Erdogan has some experience. He will not rock the boat." And further on the template about the Jews, about the allegedly shot down Israeli plane and other fiction. If you look at things realistically, the point is not in Syria, but the prestige of the Russian Federation, which promised to protect the sky of this very Syria. Assad - Russia's ally officially announced its readiness to shoot down Turkish aircraft. And Erdogan, knowing about all this, did the same. And here is the conclusion: Turkey is not an ally of the Russian Federation, as its adherents on the site claim with foam at the mouth. I’m trying to say the same about Iran. At the first opportunity, a knife is stuck in the back. What Russia, what anyone. East, sir.

      Well, in the East, no one is an ally to anyone, no matter what they promise (The wider the smile, the longer the knife will stick into you), in all the Russo-Turkish wars, the Anglo-Saxons were behind the Turks, now they are not. Nobody knows how relations will develop with Russia, but the Russian soul believes in the best, maybe the Turks will change their minds and begin to be friends with us and they will understand how much they lost from enmity with us.
    12. Semyonych
      Semyonych 21 January 2018 08: 45 New
      +1
      Turkey is not an ally of Russia. Russia again circled around the finger.
  7. iaroslav.mudryi
    iaroslav.mudryi 20 January 2018 19: 15 New
    +3
    Source Anadolu Agency:
    http://aa.com.tr/ru/заголовки-дня/операция-оливко
    vaya-branch-in-afrin / 1036662

    Operation Olive Branch in Afrin
    The objectives of the operation "Olive Branch" are announced

    The Turkish Armed Forces General Staff announced that the operation, called the "Olive Branch", began at 17.00 local time.

    “The operation in the north-west of Syria aims to protect the borders of Turkey, to ensure security and stability in the region. As part of the operation, the Olive Branch, PKK / KCK / PYD-YPG and DEASH fighters will be neutralized, and the friendly population of Afrin will be freed from pressure and harassment of terrorists, ”the General Staff said.
    The command of the Turkish army said that attacks in Afghanistan are carried out only on targets of terrorists. At the same time, all possible steps are taken to prevent damage to the civilian population.

    “Turkey’s actions in Afrin are based on international law, resolutions of the UN Security Council on the fight against terrorism, and article 51 of the UN Charter on the right to individual or collective self-defense. Turkey respects the territorial integrity of Syria, ”the Turkish Armed Forces General Staff said in a statement.

    Turkish Armed Forces to leave region after successful operation
    Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said that Ankara respects the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political integrity of Syria.
    During the operation "Olive Branch" these fundamental factors will be taken into account, and after the successful completion of the operation, the Turkish armed forces will leave the region, Bozdag stressed.
    “The military operation in Afghanistan is not directed against the Syrian state and the people of Syria, it does not aim to violate the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political unity of the neighboring country. The operation is not directed against the fraternal peoples inhabiting Syria: Turkman, Kurds and Arabs. The purpose of the operation is the elimination of the militants of terrorist organizations DEASH, PKK / PYD / YPG, - said the Deputy Prime Minister.

    Heads of diplomatic missions of the USA, Iran and the Russian Federation summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry
    The heads of diplomatic missions of the United States, Iran and Russia are summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, which provides information on the latest developments in Afghanistan.

    Turkish aircraft bomb terrorist observation posts
    In the daytime, in the sky over the Turkish province of Hatay, bordering Syria, in the areas of Reyhanli and Kırıkhan, Turkish Air Force planes became visible. Soon after the aircraft crossed the border with Syria, the sounds of shell bursting came from Afrin.
    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım stated that Turkish aircraft bomb terrorist observation posts in northern Syria.
    The observation posts and objects of terrorists in the area of ​​the settlements of Dzheleme, Khimdiye, Hajlar, Freriye and Tall Sellur were hit.

    Syrian opposition advances on Afrin
    Syrian Liberation Army (SOA) units launched an offensive in the Afrin-controlled PYD / PKK terrorist area.
    Following the artillery preparation carried out by units of the Turkish Armed Forces during the day, SOA units crossed the border with Syria in the Turkish province of Hatay.
    Syrian opposition units are moving deep into Afrin using military equipment.
    Opposition fighters have not yet encountered serious resistance.
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 20 January 2018 20: 57 New
      0
      During the operation "Olive Branch" these fundamental factors will be taken into account, and after the successful completion of the operation, the Turkish armed forces will leave the region, Bozdag stressed.

      What to consider successful completion of Turkish Armed Forces operation? To clean the territory to the last Kurd? You can bomb in the dust in five minutes. And you can slowly cut it, like 100 or 200 years. Turks are "seriously and permanently." The Kurds didn’t take autonomy, and the people set up their buy-backs under the stockpile. Power fell into hands, how to give it away?
  8. flicker
    flicker 20 January 2018 19: 15 New
    +4
    It is time for the Kurds to decide: if they are independent Kurdistan, then for help to the Amers, and if they are part of Syria, then to the SAR, and through them to Russia. The time to maneuver seems to be over.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 20 January 2018 19: 19 New
      +7
      Arfinsky late. SDF is not in danger. The maximum will be forced to return Manbij and leave for the Euphrates.
      1. flicker
        flicker 20 January 2018 19: 27 New
        +7
        Well, if the SDF doesn't give a damn about the Afrikan Kurds, then why should we worry about this more than the SDF Kurds?
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 20 January 2018 19: 58 New
          +4
          In Theory, this enclave was neutral to everyone and did not allow Babakhs to go to Idlib and back from the Azaz-Dabik enclave. If the Sultan occupies it, then all the losses of the Idlibs will be more than compensated. For they will grow all the way to the Euphrates.

          Plus, they will be likely as hidden reinforcements - when the pro-Turkish Babakhs situationally strengthen the same Felak-Ahrar in Idlib. Or open, when it will not be possible to bomb them - or rather, it is possible, but with great political resonance to the level of the Sultan.

          On the other hand, at one time - the Arfins sent to Idlib all the Syrian soldiers and officers who fled from the fallen base of Menang. Then they in Idlib passed from the hands of the secular (to whom the Kurds were given) to the hands of the Nusraches and they sawed off their heads.
          1. protoss
            protoss 21 January 2018 02: 47 New
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            Quote: donavi49
            and did not pass from the Azaz-Dabik enclave of the Bakhs to Idlib and vice versa

            Well, so the Turks easily carry someone back and forth through the territory of Turkey.
      2. Smog
        Smog 20 January 2018 20: 31 New
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        Quote: donavi49
        SDF is not in danger. The maximum will be forced to return Manbij and leave for the Euphrates.

        You are direct Nostradamus !!!!!! Itself!!!!!!! Well, it’s necessary as categorically! Not otherwise, I’ll write with a capital letter, but there’s nothing to trifle with, generally in capital letters, ALL General Staff give you calculations.
        1. MOSKVITYANIN
          MOSKVITYANIN 20 January 2018 22: 55 New
          +1
          Quote: Smog
          Quote: donavi49
          SDF is not in danger. The maximum will be forced to return Manbij and leave for the Euphrates.

          You are direct Nostradamus !!!!!! Itself!!!!!!! Well, it’s necessary as categorically! Not otherwise, I’ll write with a capital letter, but there’s nothing to trifle with, generally in capital letters, ALL General Staff give you calculations.

          In the case, what did the provocateur want to say?
          1. Smog
            Smog 20 January 2018 23: 10 New
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            Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
            In the case, what did the provocateur want to say?

            Well, here’s hello1 And here you are from what side? I didn’t oppose you. And in which place I am a provocateur. The provocateur is rather the one who issues without appeal judgments not confirmed by anything? No, of course, if you want to believe them, then this is your right. God forbid to limit you in your opinion, but, but ...... can I have my own? AND? so please, allow me ..... this is .... to have an opinion ....... laughing soldier
            Yes ... by the way .... And what did you say in the case ......... ?????????? Oh ...... nothing ........
  9. iaroslav.mudryi
    iaroslav.mudryi 20 January 2018 19: 18 New
    +2
    ANKARA 17: 40
    A telephone conversation took place between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
    According to diplomatic sources in Ankara, the conversation took place at the request of the American side.

    America started stirring ...
    1. flicker
      flicker 20 January 2018 19: 29 New
      +3
      Why? No way the Kurds demanded.
      1. cniza
        cniza 20 January 2018 19: 38 New
        +1
        The United States asked to leave Syria, but they do not understand.
        1. mariusdeayeraleone
          mariusdeayeraleone 20 January 2018 21: 59 New
          +2
          Understand. But can not)))
  10. cniza
    cniza 20 January 2018 19: 37 New
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    “Operation Olive Branch” began on January 20 at 17:00 (coincides with the Moscow)
    - said in a statement.


    Not a belligerent name, why would it?
    1. flicker
      flicker 20 January 2018 19: 43 New
      +3
      Intended for the winners.
      1. cniza
        cniza 20 January 2018 19: 48 New
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        •A symbol of peace. The image of the olive branch indicates the desire for reconciliation of the warring parties. This sign became especially popular after the World Congress of Peace Supporters, held in 1949. This event was personified by a dove with an olive branch in its beak. Some organizations use olive branches to decorate emblems and seals.


        But this says a little different, the subtext is very interesting and not in favor of the United States.
    2. Cheldon
      Cheldon 20 January 2018 23: 42 New
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      Look at the link, I answer with my honor: https://otvet.mail.ru/question/21749152
  11. bald
    bald 20 January 2018 19: 44 New
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    We have nothing to do there (for now). Iran too. Well, then - measure some, finish off others.
  12. Bearmedved
    Bearmedved 20 January 2018 19: 45 New
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    A samoletiki na fotke klassno viglyadyat wassat winked laughing
    1. Cheldon
      Cheldon 20 January 2018 23: 44 New
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      Yes, cool, one rocket can fill up a couple.
  13. Strashila
    Strashila 20 January 2018 20: 00 New
    +1
    Igilovs repainted by Americans help to settle scores with Turks with Kurds ... like they didn’t want to fight against Assad voluntarily ... get it.
  14. muhomor
    muhomor 20 January 2018 21: 23 New
    +1
    All the same, this operation is probably consistent gene. the headquarters of Turkey and the Russian Federation. But why we brewed this porridge, we probably learn much later.
    1. Nikolai Passerby
      Nikolai Passerby 20 January 2018 23: 51 New
      +2
      Quote: muhomor
      All the same, this operation is probably consistent gene. the headquarters of Turkey and the Russian Federation.

      Not. Negotiations were inconclusive for the Russian side ... This is also indicated by the fact that conflicting orders were received for the Russian military police - either to flee from the battle zone or to return. Finally - they ordered to run away ... They even confused Lavrov himself from the Moscow Region, he had to make a statement. And the mess is due to the division of the zones of occupation between Turkey, Russia and the Iranians. The Turks considered themselves a disadvantaged side.
  15. brr1
    brr1 20 January 2018 22: 04 New
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    There is Vanga with her "Syria will collapse at the feet of the winner, but the winner will not be the same!" keeps in suspense. Intrigue old
  16. Nikolai Passerby
    Nikolai Passerby 20 January 2018 23: 42 New
    +2
    The Turks deployed on the first day more than 70 units of military aircraft. There is essentially a struggle between Turkey, Iran and Russia over the division of the zones of occupation. Neither Assad nor the Athenian Kurds ask what they want or do not want ... Turkey wants to populate this zone with a population under its control. It is unlikely that the Americans will seriously intercede for the Athenian Kurds. The Kremlin, as one would expect, will sit in the bushes, shouting condemnations on duty ... The Kremlin has no real forces there. And quarreling with Erdogan is more expensive, the gas pipeline is at stake ...
    1. flicker
      flicker 21 January 2018 00: 58 New
      +2
      The war of the Turks with the Kurds is primarily a problem for the Kurds themselves.
      We are naturally for a peaceful solution to the situation, and we call for peace. But if the Turks and Turks want to grind each other, and the other Kurds seem to be drumming, then what can we ... we call for peace. If the Americans left Syria, as they promised, then there would be no war between the Turks and the Kurds of Afrin.
      1. Nikolai Passerby
        Nikolai Passerby 21 January 2018 17: 48 New
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        Quote: flicker
        We are naturally for a peaceful solution to the situation,

        We are for the gas pipeline of the Russian Federation - Turkey - the EU ... and Assad and Kurds are just pawns in that game. The game comes with varying success - Erdogan turned out to be a good player.
        1. flicker
          flicker 21 January 2018 19: 14 New
          +2
          Pawns sometimes decide the fate of the party (Games)
  17. garpastum75
    garpastum75 20 January 2018 23: 42 New
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    These are not the Kurds at all. These - the Communists - Americans have never supported.
    They were supported by the Russians and Syria. But there is no Syrian army in Afrin, and the Russians cannot cope with the Turkish army there. Not the balance of power. Therefore, they retreated without a fight.

    Well, what kind of Russians from Afrin "retreated"? Can you name the approximate number of personnel? What was the balance of forces between the Russian army and the Turkish in Afghanistan? There was a Russian army there, dear? Why carry bullshit?
  18. Romario_Argo
    Romario_Argo 20 January 2018 23: 59 New
    +2
    We tried to reason them, even the northern territories were taken under joint control so that there were no massacres with pro-Turkish militants. A center for reconciliation has been set up in Afrin. Result ZERO.
    Now from the Turks - Lyuli will be raked, and immediately negotiations will be requested. According to "militarimaps" already 72 Ф-16 iron them.
    So soon, Assad will be begging for help, for reconciliation and the entry of the SAA into the entire region of Afrin.
    1. Nikolai Passerby
      Nikolai Passerby 21 January 2018 17: 38 New
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      Quote: Romario_Argo
      So soon, Assad will be begging for help, for reconciliation and the entry of the SAA into the entire region of Afrin.

      Now the Turks will not allow this.
      1. Romario_Argo
        Romario_Argo 21 January 2018 22: 39 New
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        The situation is similar to that with the Iraqi Kurds, the CIA processed Barzani, to secede from Iraq, but the Russians intervened and there was no secession. In Afrin, the same thing, the Americans rocked the situation, as soon as the situation reaches a “peak”, the CIA will merge again, as the SAA and the Russians will again intervene, and the Kurds in the canton of Afrin will mourn their victims and beg forgiveness from Assad. The SAA has already gained enough combat experience to overturn even the Turkish army. Erdogan, understands this, and his actions in Afrin are more likely a joint game with Russia. Russia, Syria and Turkey simply had no other choice to beat the Americans.
        1. Nikolai Passerby
          Nikolai Passerby 21 January 2018 22: 57 New
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          Quote: Romario_Argo
          Erdogan, understands this, and his actions in Afrin are more likely a joint game with Russia. Russia, Syria and Turkey simply had no other choice to beat the Americans.
  19. Semyonych
    Semyonych 21 January 2018 08: 43 New
    +1
    Yes, divorced Russia, the United States and Turkey. The Turks needed an excuse to chop off part of Syria and the Americans helped them. And we will remain silent, for tomatoes ........ for brothers forever.
    1. Nikolai Passerby
      Nikolai Passerby 21 January 2018 17: 43 New
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      Quote: Semyonitch
      And we will remain silent, for tomatoes ........ for brothers forever.

      A gas pipe is attached to the tomatoes ... Erdohan squeezes the maximum benefit out of the situation for Turkey. And the Kremlin portrays Ivanushka - a fool, nothing remains so far ... You can’t throw Turks with caps, and we have very few caps there ...
  20. Pamazan Vadim
    Pamazan Vadim 26 January 2018 20: 51 New
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    Those Kurds that the Turkish army is bombing supported Russia. Once again, the Russians threw not only their soldiers, but also the allies!