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Mattis: Ankara has warned the US about the start of Operation Olive Branch

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the media that Ankara had notified Washington in advance of the start of the operation in Syrian Afrin. Recall that we are talking about the operation "Olive Branch", which Erdogan declared as "anti-terrorist". The operation is being conducted against the Kurdish YPG armed units.

From the statement of Mattis, which leads the information service Reuters:
Turkey was frank. They warned us before sending Aviation and to do this, they consulted with us. And now we are working on how to proceed. I will promise that we will deal with this situation.

Against this background, Afrin receives information about the numerous victims of Turkish attacks. It is noted that not only members of armed groups, but also civilians are dying. In turn, the Turkish media say that Kurdish troops continue shelling Turkish territory. In particular, on the eve in the province of Reykhanly (Turkey), one person died as a result of shelling, another 50 were injured and injured. In total, 11 rockets were launched across Turkey.

Mattis: Ankara has warned the US about the start of Operation Olive Branch

Recall that Erdogan ordered the start of the operation after the United States announced the creation of some border forces in the north of the province of Aleppo - near the border with Turkey. In Ankara, they considered this an encroachment on Turkish sovereignty.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 22 January 2018 07: 02
    It’s a pity. Zashtatnikov’s “ears” managed to burp ..
  2. XII Legion
    XII Legion 22 January 2018 07: 09
    Let the moon-faced extinguish each other
    A flag in their hands and an electric train to meet
    1. Teberii
      Teberii 22 January 2018 07: 51
      What does it mean they extinguish, they undermine all our attempts to calm the region. We left and the war began.
      1. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 22 January 2018 11: 59
        so it turns out that all international charters and laws (sovereignty and inviolability of state borders) can be turned into a pipe and used in a closet, amerobods and their wards do not recognize laws and agreements, they only understand well a club that can fall on their head, everything the rest is lyrics.
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 22 January 2018 07: 31
    The United States is preparing some formations, and the Turks, although they called these formations bandit and illegal, are fighting with other Kurdish formations, and those trained by the United States are being touched! From this, the conclusion is that Erdogad is a coward and a liar!
    1. Svist
      Svist 22 January 2018 07: 45
      Quote: Herkulesich
      From this, the conclusion is that Erdogad is a coward and a liar!

      Well, why ...
      Better you stop encroaching on the borders of our country. Do not provoke us, otherwise our patience will finally burst. I previously said this to Barack Obama, I say it now: we can come to you at night at the most unexpected moment, ”said Recep Erdogan during his speech in the province of Bursa.

      I saw how he suffered?
      “No need to mislead Ankara using such clumsy tricks. All these organizations have long been curated by Washington, with the goal of completely destabilizing the situation in the Middle East, ”the Turkish leader emphasized.
  4. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 22 January 2018 08: 12
    In fact, the Kurds do not have support in the region. Their idea of ​​creating an independent Kurdistan makes them dangerous passengers. Erdogan seized the moment when no one wants to become between the Turks and Kurds. Only SDF Kurds are now concealed, which are needed by the patrons for the screen - like the United States did not occupy the land east of the Euphrates, but supports the forces of the "opposition". As soon as they become useless, the fenders feed these Kurds to anyone. What the latter are counting on is unclear. The Israeli or Albanian option with US support? If so, then they are greatly mistaken.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 22 January 2018 09: 33
      Well, as long as those Kurds have gas, oil is in full swing from the ground, no one will give them to the Sultan to eat, well, or the exchange should be equivalent. The Arfinsky have nothing - except for agriculture, and that is inferior, so no one wants to protect them.
      1. Warrior with machine gun
        Warrior with machine gun 22 January 2018 12: 02
        and what is surprised, yesterday, Nightingale's American cross Grisha openly stated that his compatriots grazed exclusively in oil-bearing areas.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 January 2018 10: 31
    Maybe they warned that the American instructors managed to get out (nevertheless, officially allies). But at the same time, the United States expressed its fu on their actions.
    Ankara considered this an encroachment on Turkish sovereignty.
  6. Wolverine
    Wolverine 22 January 2018 11: 49
    operations "Olive branch" [quote] [/ quote]

    They called, directly, the plan of "Barbaros" of some sort ...