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State Department does not believe that the interests of the United States and Turkey clashed in Syrian Afrin

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson does not believe that the United States "confronted" with its NATO ally Turkey in Syrian Afrin, reports RIA News.




Recall, January 20 Ankara announced the launch of Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish forces in Syrian Afrin, whom Turkey considers to be terrorist and supported by the United States.

No, I absolutely do not think that you can see two NATO allies opposing each other,
Tillerson told reporters.

Ankara has the right to protection against terrorists, he said, while calling on the Turkish army "for restraint and selectivity."

This is a difficult situation in which many civilians are mixed, so we just asked them: try to be precise, try to limit the (military) operation, show some restraint. Let's see if we can work with you to create a security zone that you may need,
said the state secretary.

We are negotiating with the Turks and some forces on the ground, as well as about how we could do this - to stabilize the situation and remove Turkey’s legitimate concerns about their security,
added on.

Earlier, Turkey conducted a military operation in Iraqi Kurdistan, the purpose of which was to create a buffer zone of security, which would exclude shelling of Turkish territory.
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  1. rpuropuu
    rpuropuu 23 January 2018 11: 03
    +4
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson does not believe that the United States "clashed" with its NATO ally Turkey in Syrian Afrin
    Yes, it wouldn’t be clever if you admit it recourse
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 23 January 2018 11: 10
      +4
      After the mattress covers, turned on the back, and Russia counted. that the Kurdish-Turkish disassembly does not concern us, there is a fear that Erdogan will catch the “star” and will overestimate his capabilities
      1. Berber
        Berber 23 January 2018 11: 23
        +7
        Ours offered the Kurds support, but in the context of Russian politics. The Kurds preferred US patronage; they promised autonomy. And the United States threw, they do not care, if only the massacre continued. The Turks do not need Syrian territory, they are worried about the armed Kurds at the border. So, there are no "stars" here, everything is logical.
        1. Partyzan
          Partyzan 23 January 2018 12: 20
          +3
          Quote: BerBer
          And the United States threw, they do not care

          they do not care - they need to gain a foothold, so they are trying to act as negotiators now, in order to grab at least a little bit
        2. Now we are free
          Now we are free 23 January 2018 14: 06
          +1
          -Well, Kurd, did your Yankees help you? ..
          But the Americans leaked and merged shamefully, so to speak - Senior scammers ... South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia with Ukraine will prepare ...
          1. Blackmokona
            Blackmokona 23 January 2018 14: 11
            0
            Kurds from SDF were put on the Yankees and they are quiet, the Kurds from YPG let in Russian peacekeepers and now they have Turkish tanks.
            1. Berber
              Berber 23 January 2018 14: 29
              +1
              Not this way. Ours could not come to an agreement with them, as with the Iraqi, and led our military out. Therefore, they are fenced off from the Turks. Of course, they do not refuse our "protection". But you know what happens to the stupid ones.
      2. novel66
        novel66 23 January 2018 11: 38
        +3
        take a stick and joke in their anthill, when their Kurds get hot - there will be no time for stars
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 23 January 2018 11: 43
          +1
          Quote: novel xnumx
          take a stick and joke in their anthill

          The "incident" in Afghanistan has just begun, and what will happen next, and how it will end, knows only Satan, the great and merciful
          1. novel66
            novel66 23 January 2018 11: 45
            +1
            Well, what could end the confrontation of certain formations (gangs, probably) with the regular army. Kurds will stand still under the carpet, and say that it was so
            1. Chertt
              Chertt 23 January 2018 11: 55
              0
              The Kurds have experience of armed guerrilla warfare against Turkey, totals almost half a century. There is also financial and armed support from outside. I wouldn’t write off Kurds so quickly and simply .... Although we wait and see, in the literal sense, The situation will be resolved before our eyes
          2. NEXUS
            NEXUS 23 January 2018 13: 31
            +2
            Quote: Chertt
            The "incident" in Afghanistan has just begun, and what will happen next, and how it will end, knows only Satan, the great and merciful

            Afrin should be our last concern ... Idlib’s primary task and its cleaning. We’ll clean Idlib, the war in Syria will end.
            And the problems of the Kurds are their headache, so that their leaders do not speak.
            1. Chertt
              Chertt 23 January 2018 13: 44
              0
              Quote: NEXUS
              Afrin should be our last concern ... Idlib's primary concern

              Afrin and Idlib are too close, And Assad from the Russian Armed Forces, knocking out militants, cannot help but look back at what is not happening in the north of Syria
      3. garnik
        garnik 23 January 2018 11: 57
        +3
        We turned on the back, leaving Afrin to the Turks. No need to write that we were offering something to the Kurds. In opposition to the Kurds and Turks, Assad is on the side of the Kurds, that’s it. And we lost all the Kurds permanently, unless we correct the mistake of course. Another option is to push all Kurds with the Turks, but I think the Americans will not allow this. They manage to make two enemies their allies.
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 23 January 2018 12: 08
          +1
          You put everything upside down
          Quote: garnik
          Assad is on the side of the Kurds, that’s it.

          These Kurds should have been on the side of the president of their country, if they consider themselves to be citizens of Syria, and not gangs.

          Quote: garnik
          The Americans will not allow this. They manage to make two enemies their allies.

          So far, they have managed to make two allies (one in general for NATO), make enemies, and after the destruction of the Kurdish allies in Afghanistan, completely lose face
        2. Berber
          Berber 23 January 2018 12: 30
          +1
          Why do we need another conflict on the border? You are confused in my opinion.
    2. vlad66
      vlad66 23 January 2018 11: 10
      +9
      No, I absolutely do not think that you can see two NATO allies opposing each other,
      Tillerson told reporters.

      But the United States will certainly do everything to make this happen, and to harm Russia is sacred. yes How is Turkey cooperating with Russia and Iran, and not with the United States. yes
      1. cniza
        cniza 23 January 2018 11: 17
        +4
        The USA is satisfied, they managed to prolong the conflict, but they will find many interesting things ...
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 23 January 2018 11: 28
          +3
          Greetings hi
          Quote: cniza
          but a lot of interesting things awaits them ...

          I really hope that this “interesting” bone becomes in their throat.
          1. cniza
            cniza 23 January 2018 12: 59
            +1
            Good day Pasha! hi
            Quote: bouncyhunter
            I really hope that this “interesting” bone becomes in their throat.


            We must try and provide.
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 23 January 2018 13: 22
              +2
              Quote: cniza
              We must try and provide

              Well, yes, as in KVN it was: "Girl, why are you so killing? You will never be so killed!" lol
              1. cniza
                cniza 23 January 2018 13: 25
                +1
                Very correct comparison. good True, we are now doing more carefully by pushing Turkey forward.
                1. bouncyhunter
                  bouncyhunter 23 January 2018 13: 30
                  +2
                  Well, yes, Erdogan turned out to be a huntsman-huntsman. wink
                  1. cniza
                    cniza 23 January 2018 14: 14
                    +1
                    Or a drover, but if only we had not miscalculated and the situation would not get out of control.
                    1. bouncyhunter
                      bouncyhunter 23 January 2018 14: 17
                      +2
                      And this will already depend on what Russia will do: raven fishing or timely response to changes in the situation.
                      1. cniza
                        cniza 23 January 2018 14: 19
                        +1
                        Let's hope that the hand on the pulse ...
  2. Logall
    Logall 23 January 2018 11: 03
    +8
    Of course he doesn’t think if this is harmful to Russia's interests. Let at least all the US allies be killed, if only Putin would become ill ...
    1. cniza
      cniza 23 January 2018 11: 17
      +2
      And then, they are sausage from the mention of Putin.
      1. woron333444
        woron333444 23 January 2018 11: 58
        0
        Yes, and here on the site a lot of people from Putin sausages appeared. They think that without Putin, peace will come around the world and heal in strawberries.
    2. vlad66
      vlad66 23 January 2018 11: 27
      +7
      Quote: Logall
      Let at least all the US allies be killed, if only Putin would become ill ...

      Sanya Hello Be Dear! drinks hi For the sake of this holy cause, the United States itself will kill its allies. laughing drinks
      1. novel66
        novel66 23 January 2018 11: 40
        +2
        ABOUT! and this is a topic - we need to whistle them that most of all Putin will get sick from the US suicide hi
  3. 210ox
    210ox 23 January 2018 11: 04
    +2
    There greed, impudence and unscrupulousness collided ... And detonator lock-ups. Our people left correctly, let them clean this toilet first.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 January 2018 11: 11
    +2
    At first, the Americans cut it, and now they are trying to disguise it. But Erdogan was sold in earnest. Even his fist is waving in the direction of the United States and is threatening to come at night.
    1. avt
      avt 23 January 2018 11: 39
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      At first, the Americans cut it, and now they are trying to disguise it.

      Palyty naive! bully All this mess with the Kurds, started by USA, makes quite sense when you look at the maps of the region, drawn by the US before the start of “glorious deeds.” Well, the very ones on which the borders are cut in a new way, including the Saudis, by the way. So there’s NOTHING there is no
      Quote: rotmistr60
      try to veil it.

      In confirmation of my written words, you can refresh Saddam's gishtoria when he slaughtered Iran to the glory of USA and afterwards wrote in LETTER to approve the attack on Kuwait, having received a response like - your business, we are not concerned and ... next, “Desert Storm”, So I didn’t translate Vysotsky’s song - “How much the rope doesn’t curl, but stick it in the loop” He already promised so that 2011 that he would deal with ALL Suriya, well, he decided to deal with the Kurds at once at least in Afrin ..... well, well. This is not Northern Cyprus for the Turks.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 23 January 2018 11: 45
        +2
        Something I did not quite understand the depth of your thought. They cut it off - the actions of the Americans outraged Turkey. Where is the political naivete? Or was it the Turks who asked the Americans to take control of the Syrian-Turkish border, and then, for no reason, were offended by them? It is not clear where does the Garden?
        1. avt
          avt 23 January 2018 15: 09
          +1
          Quote: rotmistr60
          Where is the political naivete?

          Where, where ... yes in
          Quote: rotmistr60
          It is not clear where does the Garden?

          it’s not possible, or unwilling to trace this fact into feeling - USA works according to one pattern, changing the objects of its application. Recognize by comparison, then awareness will come - no one there
          Quote: rotmistr60
          the Americans cut

          and even more so
          Quote: rotmistr60
          . But Erdogan was sold in earnest. Already even fists waving toward the United States

          Sokil Bosporsky swallowed the bait and not the fact that the living person would jump off the hook.
          1. protoss
            protoss 23 January 2018 17: 49
            0
            Sokil Bosporsky swallowed the bait and not the fact that the living person would jump off the hook.

            the Bosporus falcon will catch anyone he wants, which he has repeatedly proved
  5. rpuropuu
    rpuropuu 23 January 2018 11: 14
    +1
    Quote: vlad66
    No, I absolutely do not think that you can see two NATO allies opposing each other,
    Tillerson told reporters.

    But the United States will certainly do everything to make this happen, and to harm Russia is sacred. yes How is Turkey cooperating with Russia and Iran, and not with the United States. yes

    Yes, it already affects request They also put us in an uncomfortable position yes In the future, if the same Erdogan "bursts into pieces", it may not be possible to put it in its place with the help of the same Kurds, since we will no longer be trusted what
    1. vlad66
      vlad66 23 January 2018 11: 39
      +6
      Quote: rpuropuu
      In the future, if the same Erdogan "bursts into pieces", it may not be possible to put it in place with the help of the same Kurds, since we will no longer be able to believe what

      Yes, my colleague’s porridge is not frail, it can be brewed, my opinion, the Turks would have piled on the Turks. And the Kurds on the Turks alike. The same Assad would be better off from this. hi
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    Alexander War 23 January 2018 11: 16
    +1
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  7. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 23 January 2018 11: 17
    +6
    Faced momentary interests, but the general interest remained.
  8. taiga2018
    taiga2018 23 January 2018 12: 09
    +1
    and the Kurds rolled their lips, saying what kind of ally they have, and the allied one "threw them ..."
  9. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 23 January 2018 14: 03
    0
    Afrin is not an American zone of influence. Kurds there are communists,
    imperialists find it difficult to clash with them.
    Kurds beyond Euphrates are more pragmatic, with them the Americans somehow
    agree. But Kurdish groups help each other (sometimes) when
    lock. Therefore, American weapons walk between Kurdish groups
    from Iraq to Afrin.
    1. protoss
      protoss 23 January 2018 17: 51
      0
      all Syrian Kurds are built the same way under the RPK, and considering apochists as communists or anarchists is a matter of taste.
  10. Radikal
    Radikal 23 January 2018 15: 02
    0
    State Department does not believe that the interests of the United States and Turkey clashed in Syrian Afrin
    If the enemy thinks so, then it is beneficial for him! sad But is it profitable for us ...? winked