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President of Turkey announced the establishment of full control over Afrin

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Detachments of the opposition "Syrian Free Army" (PAS), with the support of the Turkish troops, entered the city of Afrin and took control of it, reports RIA News statement by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.




Today at 8.30 (coincides with Moscow time), with the support of the Turkish Armed Forces, the FSA units entered Afrin. The city was completely under their control. Most of the terrorists fled. Our military and Syrian opposition, which they abandoned the booby traps, neutralize,
said Erdogan.

According to him, the flags of Turkey and the Syrian opposition are developing in the city.

Recall, the Ministry of Defense of Turkey launched a military operation "Olive Branch" in the canton of Afrin 20 January. The operation is directed against the formations of Syrian Kurds, who in Ankara are considered terrorist and linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) operating in Turkey.

In Damascus strongly condemned the actions of Ankara in Afrin, noting that this area is an integral part of Syria. Moscow, in connection with the situation in Afrin, called on all parties to show restraint and respect for the territorial integrity of the SAR.
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  1. Safevi
    Safevi 18 March 2018 12: 25
    +8
    Erdogan said that this is a significant event, since on March 18, Turkish troops defeated the Entente forces at Canakkale in 1915. The picture shows the Turkish flag over Afrin.
    1. The black
      The black 18 March 2018 12: 28
      +18
      It was expected. The Athenian Kurds too dreamed about independence, having no physical ability to resist their neighbors, they didn’t agree with the American bases, they didn’t agree with the Russian Federation, they didn’t want to surrender everything to Assad, well, the Turks took advantage of the situation to their advantage ..... in general, the Kurds’s wrong ass licked .... although the whole taste and tried ...
      1. cniza
        cniza 18 March 2018 12: 44
        +2
        The knot is tied tighter and tighter.
        1. Logall
          Logall 18 March 2018 12: 49
          +6
          Hi victor Long time no see...
          Quote: cniza
          The knot is tied tighter and tighter.

          Or maybe this is one of the solutions? It is not known what they are negotiating backstage. Too close to the Turks ...
          1. cniza
            cniza 18 March 2018 13: 20
            +1
            Hello Alexander ! hi it is dangerous to get closer to them, but there is no choice yet, maybe they will agree.
      2. siberalt
        siberalt 18 March 2018 12: 57
        +5
        And what else can Moscow say. We still have to pull a pipe to Turkey, and they should build nuclear power plants for their grandmas (on credit). winked
      3. Romario_Argo
        Romario_Argo 18 March 2018 17: 31
        0
        I agree with you in part.
        The Kurdish leaders in Afghanistan were bought by the Americans, and now they quietly moved with their families to Florida for permanent residence.
        And they wanted to spit on Kurdistan and all their brothers.
        The CIA did both Russia and Syria in this.
        And Turkey, yes, just took advantage of the situation.
    2. Herculesic
      Herculesic 18 March 2018 12: 45
      +2
      Do not rejoice in the occupation of Syrian land! You still pay a huge price for this!
      1. Safevi
        Safevi 18 March 2018 12: 51
        +8
        Who are you? Turks? You do not worry about them. Take care of your nerves. The Turks are now OK.
        1. Herculesic
          Herculesic 18 March 2018 12: 53
          +4
          I wish that this ok ends quickly, so that your friends are invaders washed with their blood!
          1. ul_vitalii
            ul_vitalii 18 March 2018 13: 11
            +6
            And now the most interesting thing is what to do with it and how to keep it.
            1. sabakina
              sabakina 18 March 2018 13: 23
              +4
              I agree. Civilians also need to be fed, water supply, sewage, electricity ....
          2. tekinoral
            tekinoral 18 March 2018 14: 04
            +2
            I wish you to have a bit on your head and a wall,
            1. Herculesic
              Herculesic 18 March 2018 14: 26
              +1
              Start to beat your head against the wall right now - to start, check for yourself what you wish for others!
              1. tekinoral
                tekinoral 18 March 2018 17: 43
                +2
                Though you get smarter, not through pink glasses you will look at the world
            2. Ramzay121
              Ramzay121 19 March 2018 09: 46
              +1
              To beat his head against the wall, he must first have a head)
        2. Captain Pushkin
          Captain Pushkin 18 March 2018 18: 44
          +1
          Quote: sefevi
          Who are you? Turks? You do not worry about them. Take care of your nerves. The Turks are now OK.

          Especially when you consider that the Turks fought mainly with the wrong hands - the infantry is all of the controlled barmales. And now try to push the Turks out of Afrin - they are not there, and therefore they will not leave. And they will defend and arm barmaley.
        3. Yasen Ping
          Yasen Ping 18 March 2018 19: 19
          +1
          Turks still get their
        4. Cheldon
          Cheldon 18 March 2018 19: 30
          +1
          Quote: sefevi
          Who are you? Turks? You do not worry about them. Take care of your nerves. The Turks are now OK.

          Perhaps good for now. Now, remember the events of the early 90s in your state and imagine, against the background of this Lezgin nightmare, the Avars would have captured their areas of compact residence. You survived what is happening with Syria. And what are you now enjoying? The Turks, if they wanted, then stood up for you. So rejoice less for them, nothing will fall from this pie. Zehmet olmas, no offense.
      2. tekinoral
        tekinoral 18 March 2018 14: 06
        +2
        Perhaps, but not wa Hercules
        1. Herculesic
          Herculesic 18 March 2018 14: 27
          +2
          Do not distort my Russian language! !! am
    3. Varna
      Varna 18 March 2018 13: 42
      +2
      Quote: sefevi
      Erdogan said that this is a significant event, since on March 18, Turkish troops defeated the Entente forces at Canakkale in 1915. The picture shows the Turkish flag over Afrin.

      Of course, I would not apologize at all, and I want to say directly to you Sefevi: is the Turkish flag over foreign territory (and Afrin is not Turkish territory in any way) - is this too much? Yes, for sure, it's overkill. A vivid example when weak intellectual brakes destroys all the spectacular victory.
      I congratulate the Turks on raising the flag - this is a major miscalculation - Turkey makes itself an aggressor and an invader. It’s great stupidity to put so much effort, corpses, money, influence - and in the end you can’t resist and grease the whole effect of victory. Everyone will comment not on the effectiveness of the Turkish army and the ability of the Turkish state to carry out large-scale actions abroad - namely, raising the Turkish flag to foreign lands. Turkey is already hated by all Arabs, now the level of hatred will rise even higher.
      Sincere congratulations to Erdogan, finely acting, he is far from Bismarck level.
      1. Stas157
        Stas157 18 March 2018 13: 54
        +7
        Quote: Varna
        the Turkish flag over foreign territory (and Afrin is not Turkish territory in any way) - is this not too much?

        The Turks consider this territory to be their territory since the time of the Ottoman Empire, on the fragments of which modern Syria arose. You can congratulate the Turks on their victory. But is it beneficial to Russia? I'm not at all sure! He wrote about this more than once that Putin too suddenly made the Turks friends. The more victories Turkey has, the more difficult it will be to negotiate with Erdogan.
        1. Ramzay121
          Ramzay121 19 March 2018 09: 52
          0
          Stas, Russia is profitable, definitely. Yes, and there was no choice. It is better to be friends with lions than with jackals. After all, the latter will betray, as has happened more than once.
      2. donavi49
        donavi49 18 March 2018 15: 05
        +5
        Well, actually this is Turkish territory. There, near Dabik (a little to the east of Azaz) - this is actually for them where the Empire came from and the place of military glory (they crushed the Mamluks and became the Great and undeniable Empire, the defender of Islam, the heir to the Great Caliphate).
        1. Varna
          Varna 18 March 2018 17: 41
          +7
          Quote: donavi49
          Well, actually this is Turkish territory. There, near Dabik (a little to the east of Azaz) - this is actually for them where the Empire came from and the place of military glory (they crushed the Mamluks and became the Great and undeniable Empire, the defender of Islam, the heir to the Great Caliphate).


          In fact, Africa is our common primordial territory (the theory of the origin of man) - but this is not a reason to go to Africa, kick the Negroes and hoist the Russian flag over Kilimanjaro (although looking at the blizzard outside the window, I will not give up a piece of warm Africa)) )))
          Give me a new meme: New Africa! We will announce a set for the liberation corps of New Africa, our historical Motherland!
          1. Yasen Ping
            Yasen Ping 18 March 2018 19: 21
            +1
            I support))
      3. Maz
        Maz 19 March 2018 00: 02
        0
        But the Turkish Armed Forces brilliantly carried out an operation to encircle, take and clean Afrin. Purely military - well done. Given that there was no experience. However, as a carbon copy of the actions of the videoconferencing and CAA. Heights, roads, assault.
      4. protoss
        protoss 19 March 2018 00: 18
        0
        Quote: Varna
        Turkey is already hated by all Arabs

        Erdogan is the most popular politician in half of the Arab countries, isn’t it strange?
        1. garnik
          garnik 19 March 2018 10: 28
          0
          Erdogan is the most popular politician in half of the Arab countries, isn’t it strange?

          Erdogan added that he considers the demand of the Arab countries to withdraw Turkish troops from the territory of Qatar disrespectful.
          He pretends to be the protector of Islam, hanging noodles to scattered Arabs. Islam for him is an instrument of influence in the Muslim world.
      5. Ramzay121
        Ramzay121 19 March 2018 10: 14
        +1
        I think the operation "Olive Branch" should be included in the training aids to free the whole region and cities from terrorists. In the shortest possible time, professionally, cleanly, with minimal losses, both among military personnel and among civilians. We have already seen how Mosul and Raqqa were freed, there was no stone on stone.
        1. garnik
          garnik 19 March 2018 12: 38
          0
          From Afrin left the entire population, according to you terrorists. The Kurds decided to wage a guerrilla war, in direct confrontation they have no chance of victory. The main thing is to prevent the pro-Turkish population from entering the territory of the province of Afrin.
  2. Severok
    Severok 18 March 2018 12: 28
    +5
    As always, the world community at the UN site will either shyly keep silent or rinse out something vague about Turkey's direct aggression against the Syrian territories. The "world community" represented by the EU and the USA & UK does not care about those countries that they consider below the third grade, it is more important for them to bully with Russia.
    1. Aro roll
      Aro roll 18 March 2018 20: 26
      0
      Duck, let Russia not be silent. Russia is also part of the "World Community" and with great privileges at the UN ..
  3. Turkestan
    Turkestan 18 March 2018 12: 32
    +6
    Yesterday they just wrote on the site that about 8-10 thousand fighters of Kurdish formations are deployed in Afrin .... AND WHERE ARE THEY ?????
    1. The black
      The black 18 March 2018 12: 34
      +8
      Quote: Turkestan
      . AND WHERE ARE THEY ?????

      they sit in tyrnet ... laughing
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 18 March 2018 13: 56
      +4
      Piled in a couple of days. On the night of yesterday, the entire leadership escaped and yesterday there was anarchy from the locals, who dragged everything that was not nailed down.
      The Turks waited a day - to make sure that this was not a trap and entered the free city.
      1. NN52
        NN52 18 March 2018 14: 15
        +8
        donavi49

        And where did 10 fighters, or maybe more, get over?
        From the acquired place? Just wondering...
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 18 March 2018 14: 33
          +3
          10 000 action movies on tweets. In fact, there is less. Here. The bulk of the 14-15 numbers fell over. The path to the south - who is in Aleppo (Kurdish quarter) - who is from there beyond the Euphrates.
          1. Yasen Ping
            Yasen Ping 18 March 2018 19: 23
            0
            but where is the help that supposedly went to them ??
    3. tekinoral
      tekinoral 18 March 2018 14: 03
      +2
      The cowards ran away, as always, but said what would happen to Vietnam for Turkey.
  4. Vard
    Vard 18 March 2018 12: 38
    +1
    And what else would they like ... The Turks will squeeze the Kurds ... But then options are possible ... Up to the agreement between Turkey and Assad ...
    1. garnik
      garnik 18 March 2018 13: 23
      +10
      The Turks have already voiced their attitude towards Assad. They are not going to transfer Afrin to Assad. This is annexation. What else does the Guarantor offer the Turks?
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 18 March 2018 17: 48
        +2
        Quote: garnik
        The Turks have already voiced their attitude towards Assad.

        +++ Garnik a thousand pluses for a real view of the situation. The Turks and basement units will gain a foothold, tighten the rear and begin to slaughter Assad, this is understandable as a day, and American pilots from Incirlik base (operating US-Turkish NATO airbase!) Will applaud this.
        1. Viktor.12.71
          Viktor.12.71 18 March 2018 18: 16
          +1
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          Turks and basement units will gain a foothold, tighten the rear and begin to slaughter Assad

          No, the Turks will not fit into this war. They chopped off what they wanted, now they will dig in and possibly hold a referendum for joining Turkey. Their next step is the Kurds in Iraq. I’m wondering what the Americans will do with the Turks.
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 18 March 2018 18: 45
            0
            Quote: Viktor.12.71
            They chopped off what they wanted, now they will dig in and possibly hold a referendum for joining Turkey.
            I read their newspapers (in translation), I got the feeling that they want to develop their success, so I think that they will not be limited to the captured ones, but Assad himself will go to fight, the opposition units will again act as skirmishers and front-line infantry, and the army corps and aviation will support them .
            Quote: Viktor.12.71
            I’m wondering what the Americans will do with the Turks.

            You know, now they are applauding (NATO has expanded its zone of influence). I absolutely do not believe in the conflict between the USA and Turkey, there are tactical graters, but no further. The USA is solving the task of creating a controlled territory in Syria, but will this land be directly under control The United States or indirectly under the control (I emphasize) of the NATO ally (which at some points looks even more preferable) --- this is not critical, there is no gap between the United States and Turkey. It is certainly in political rhetoric and some military measures, but we look to the map and once again we are convinced that the NATO bloc has become a little larger and where in BV).
        2. garnik
          garnik 18 March 2018 19: 20
          0
          Most likely, Garant and Erdogash have an agreement on the line of demarcation of the parties. The actions of the Turks are in the hands of the Americans, perhaps they will surrender the Kurdish territories of the right bank of the Euphrates to the natural border along the riverbed. The Americans still need the Turks in their plans for Russia.
      2. aquatic
        aquatic 19 March 2018 18: 45
        0
        The Turks have already voiced their attitude towards Assad. They are not going to transfer Afrin to Assad. This is annexation. What else does the Guarantor offer the Turks?


        Please provide a quote that confirms your words.

        For example, I read this:
        Erdogan:
        "We with Russia support the territorial integrity of Iraq and Syria. Turkey will continue close cooperation with Russia to achieve a political resolution of the crisis in Syria."

        More on TASS:
        http://tass.ru/politika/4601854
        1. garnik
          garnik 19 March 2018 19: 04
          0
          Please provide a quote that confirms your words.

          "Our main task is to create self-government from the local population. We have no thoughts and intentions to transfer Afrin to the Syrian regime. There are thousands of Kurds who fled from the YPG, Arabs, Turkmens - all of them will return home," said Kalyn. (Press Secretary )
          And you, if not the Turks, still believe that they have become different? While the words of Peter 1 about the Turks are relevant.
          1. aquatic
            aquatic 19 March 2018 22: 07
            0
            Erdogan says one thing and the press secretary of Erdogan seems to be different .....

            But if you carefully listen to what both said, then they do not contradict each other))
            In Afrin, there will be local self-government (Arabs, Turkoman, Kurds) not the Turkish administration but the local government)
            The Turks are not going to keep troops there (and by the way, they began to withdraw). We are not talking about any annexation, Erdogan for the territorial integrity of Syria.

            Only local self-government can decide to return under Assad’s wing) and it will decide, it will decide very quickly.

            What would you like the Turks to say, we killed a lot of people here so that you obey Assad, on your knees and serve, otherwise we will kill)))) you won’t wait

            They will choose local self-government and it will already decide who to be friends with)
            1. garnik
              garnik 20 March 2018 07: 04
              0
              They will choose local self-government and it will already decide who to be friends with)

              And you do not suspect with whom they will be friends? Officially, the borders will not be delineated, but in fact Afrin will be controlled by Ankara. And local government from whom? If Afrians left the city, and those who did not have time, an exorbitant fee is charged for the opportunity to leave the city.
              1. aquatic
                aquatic 20 March 2018 19: 03
                0
                they will be friends at the moment with whom Turkey will say) the first time it will be unambiguously with Turkey, as it were.) so that it can compare with what the past life)
                in fact, anything else can be there of course, but if everything follows the trend of Afrin just a demonstration, there will also be a demonstration in Iraq, all this in order to drive the stripes out of Rozhava without spilling waves of blood, God forbid. God give us intelligence and strength) and everything will be fine
  5. PalBor
    PalBor 18 March 2018 12: 38
    +3
    The Kurds have finished playing in the independence. What is next in turn - Northern Iraq or Manbij?
    1. Safevi
      Safevi 18 March 2018 12: 52
      +5
      "Northern Iraq or Manbridge?"
      Both. Already announced
      1. PalBor
        PalBor 18 March 2018 13: 14
        +2
        I mean, what’s the next one? It’s unlikely that the Turks will attack on two fronts at once.
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 18 March 2018 17: 52
          +1
          Manbage will go according to logic, they always try to consolidate success.
    2. aquatic
      aquatic 19 March 2018 18: 46
      0
      next Iraq.
  6. Herculesic
    Herculesic 18 March 2018 12: 44
    +2
    I wish that igil and nusra entered Istanbul and the erdogad was carried forward from his palace, so that the Turkish occupation army would be expelled from the Syrian land by the Kurds and the Syrian army with the support of our air forces! !!
    1. Golovan Jack
      Golovan Jack 18 March 2018 12: 49
      +7
      Quote: Herkulesich
      I wish ... feet forward ...

      I wish to recline among these holy graves (c) wassat
    2. The black
      The black 18 March 2018 12: 49
      +2
      Quote: Herkulesich
      I wish igil and nusra enter Istanbul and the erdogad is carried forward from his palace

      Isis. nusra or someone else I do not know ... but they will make it for sure ....
    3. Safevi
      Safevi 18 March 2018 12: 53
      +7
      "I wish that igil and nusra entered Istanbul and the Erdogad is carried out of his palace with his feet forward, so that the Turkish occupation army is expelled from the Syrian land by the Kurds and the Syrian army with the support of our VKS! !!"
      Do not wait laughing laughing
      1. Herculesic
        Herculesic 18 March 2018 13: 39
        0
        Wait, do not hesitate! It was not necessary for Erdogad to give credit to our s400, but to the Kurds anti-aircraft mounts and anti-tank systems, so that they beat turchin like partridges in the field.
    4. soldatt22
      soldatt22 18 March 2018 13: 22
      +1
      Well you said! Then we will beat out the igil from Turkey? And the Turks are closer to us than Syria!
    5. garnik
      garnik 18 March 2018 13: 49
      0
      I think the Turks went into a rage and until you stop them they will become impudent. It reminds Turkey of the early 20th century when the Young Turks came to power. And the end will be sad for them, I hope. Just come to an agreement between Russia and the West to decide the future of Turkey.
      According to the prophecy of many seers, 2022 g will be fatal to fezkonositeli.
      1. tekinoral
        tekinoral 18 March 2018 14: 16
        +2
        According to the prediction, Armenia will also disappear. In principle, it is already disappearing, the people do not want to live there
        1. Bad_santa
          Bad_santa 18 March 2018 15: 22
          +2
          According to the prediction, the Earth will turn inside out and we will live from the inside of the planet. Seriously believe in predictions ???
          1. garnik
            garnik 18 March 2018 15: 48
            0
            According to the prediction, the Earth will turn inside out and we will live from the inside of the planet. Seriously believe in predictions ???

            No, of course. But the case of Syria has a place to be, according to Wang.
            In general, history moves in a peculiar spiral. And the main thing is not to repeat the mistakes made 100 years ago. It concerns Russia more.
            1. Bad_santa
              Bad_santa 18 March 2018 16: 05
              0
              If we compare the two markers “1917” and “1991” for Russia, then the events following them are like two drops of water. Even the slogans are close. Processes simply took longer in one case than in another, or vice versa, but carbon copy is in order
      2. Ramzay121
        Ramzay121 19 March 2018 09: 56
        +1
        And who will stop them? Who succeeded in history? Read, enlighten!
        1. garnik
          garnik 19 March 2018 10: 35
          0
          type "help the Turks with Bolshevik Russia." and enjoy. It is not good to forget the good deeds on which the existence of Turkey depended.
          1. Ramzay121
            Ramzay121 19 March 2018 11: 30
            +1
            laughed), you see, remember good deeds). A master compose fables
            1. garnik
              garnik 19 March 2018 12: 55
              0
              Could Kemal survive without the help of Lenin in the war for independence and in the Greek-Turkish war of 1919-1922?

              In August 1921 there was a moment when the Greeks came close to Ankara, and the fate of Turkey hung in the balance - Soviet help then played a decisive role. The Turks then long remembered this with gratitude.
              https://lenta.ru/articles/2016/04/14/ankara/
              one of hundreds of links.
              The book "Turkish March"

              No wonder, you have copied history books.
              1. Ramzay121
                Ramzay121 19 March 2018 13: 01
                +2
                From which book of history you wrote this fantastic version, I know well. Just one book was at all. Read a true story, not storytellers. There will be a desire to find. Read your lies
                1. garnik
                  garnik 19 March 2018 13: 51
                  0
                  Just a pro-Turkish book.
                  No need to learn to expose yourself.
                  At your leisure, read the “Memoirs” of the learned historian Dyakonov, who “bribed” the history of the so-called Azerbaijan. But at the end he refused to make Nizami a Turk, in view of his explicit world recognition as a Persian.
                  For the same money, he pushed the hypothesis of the resettlement of Armenians from the Balkans, contradicting other scientists. .
                  1. Ramzay121
                    Ramzay121 20 March 2018 11: 11
                    +1
                    I'm sorry for you), I know the diagnosis, but I won’t tell, because it’s not treated
                    1. garnik
                      garnik 20 March 2018 16: 33
                      0
                      I'm sorry for you), I know the diagnosis, but I won’t tell, because it’s not treated

                      Before sending someone undergoing treatment, it would not hurt to undergo treatment themselves.
                      Read and be treated.


                      At the University, our department, as I said, was closed "for Zionism." In the specialty “History of the Ancient East” they left one bet - and I lost it to Lipin, not knowing even then that he was an informer, and on his conscience the life of the sweet and kind Nika Yerskhovich. But it was impossible to live with the family for one Hermitage salary, even with what Nina earned, and I, on the advice of my brother Misha’s student, Lena Brstanitsky, agreed to write “The History of the Mead” for Azerbaijan. Everyone then looked for ancestors of poznatnss and more ancient, and Azerbaijanis hoped that the Medes were their ancient ancestors. The staff of the Institute of History of Azerbaijan was a good panopticon. Everything was in order with social origin and partisanship (or it was thought so); some could explain themselves in Persian, but mostly they were engaged in mutual eating. Characteristic: once, when in my honor a banquet was arranged in the apartment of the director of the institute (it seems that he was relocated from party work on the railway), I was amazed that in this society, which consisted of only members of the Communist Party, there were not a single woman . Even the mistress of the house came to us only at about four in the morning and drank a glass for our health, standing at the door of the room. Most employees of the institute had a rather indirect relation to science. Among the other guests, my friend Lenya Bretanitsky (who, incidentally, worked at another institute) stood out, one kind-hearted and wise old man who, according to rumors, was a red spy when the Musavatists had power in Azerbaijan, one hero of the Soviet Union, an Arabist, who later became famous for his strictly scientific publication of a historical medieval, either Arab, or Iranian-lingual historical source, from which, however, all references to Armenians were carefully removed; in addition, there were one or two very minor archaeologists; the remaining weight were party workers thrown into science. Refined oriental toasts continued until the morning.

                      Shortly before that, a series of anniversaries of the great poets of the peoples of the USSR began. Before the war, the anniversary of the Armenian epos David Sasunsky passed away (the date of which is actually unknown) - I grabbed the tail of this in 1939 during an expedition to the excavation of Karmir Blur. And now the anniversary of the great poet Nizami was being prepared in Azerbaijan. There was some slight awkwardness with Nizami: first, he was not an Azerbaijani, but a Persian (Iranian) poet, although he lived in the now Azerbaijani city of Ganja, which, like most of the local cities, had Iranian in the Middle Ages



                      731

                      population. In addition, according to the ritual, it was supposed to display a portrait of the poet in a prominent place, and in one of the central districts of Baku a whole building was allocated for a museum of paintings illustrating Nizami's poems. A particular difficulty was that the Koran strictly forbids all kinds of images of living beings, and neither a portrait nor an illustration of paintings in the days of Nizami existed in nature. A portrait of Nizami and paintings illustrating his poems (numbering a whole huge gallery) were to be made for the anniversary in three months.

                      The portrait was delivered to the house of the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan Bagirov, local Stalin. He called the leading medievalist from the Institute of History, pulled the canvas from the portrait and asked:

                      - Looks like?

                      “To whom? ...” the expert timidly mumbled. Bagirov blushed with anger.

                      - On the Nizami!

                      “You see,” the expert said, “they didn’t create portraits in the East in the Middle Ages ...

                      In short, the portrait took a leading place in the gallery. One can hardly imagine a larger collection of ugly daubs than were collected on the museum floor for the anniversary.

                      I could not prove to the Azerbaijanis that the Medes were their ancestors, because this is still not so. But he wrote The History of the Mussel — a large, thick, well-reasoned volume. Meanwhile, a law was passed in the country prohibiting part-time work, and I had to (without regret) drop both the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences and, alas, the Hermitage with its meager earnings.
                      http://uni-persona.srcc.msu.ru/site/authors/djako
                      nov / posl_gl.htm
                      1. Ramzay121
                        Ramzay121 20 March 2018 16: 54
                        +1
                        Do you really think I will enter into a discussion and prove that twice two four. For you, the answer may be 6 or even 9. This does not concern me. I wrote about your problem above
    6. tekinoral
      tekinoral 18 March 2018 14: 01
      +2
      Now are you convinced that the Turks know how to fight?
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 18 March 2018 16: 52
        +3
        Quote: tekinoral
        made sure that the Turks know how to fight?

        No, not sure. Go into an empty city (and then with caution) - a little overwork. And yes, the Turks have not really taken up yet. When taken seriously, it happens like this:
        1. tekinoral
          tekinoral 18 March 2018 17: 40
          +2
          It happens to everyone, in war as in war
        2. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 18 March 2018 17: 56
          +1
          Quote: sefevi
          Do not wait
          Sefevi, stop showing off, give us our Constantopol and go for good, good health to your dear Altai. drinks hi )))
          1. tekinoral
            tekinoral 18 March 2018 18: 00
            +2
            Come and take who is against
            1. Thunderbolt
              Thunderbolt 18 March 2018 19: 23
              +2
              Quote: tekinoral
              Come and take who is against
              So he beat his shield against impregnable walls, according to ancient chronicles, so that such a maneuver by the Russians is not new. There will be an urgent need and the Black Sea Fleet will transport its Varangians to the blue handed. For now, it’s enough for you that you are tied up in Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan by your ghostly victories, and therefore, it takes your predatory gaze away from the Crimea, the region of the Greater Caucasus and OUR (yes, OUR, as if it were not offensive to the South Zamorsky “partners”) .. So I understood your message (they say we will stand to the end) such a bold position, but I ask you to understand --- if our Northern Fleet plunges into battle to capture the attack of Constantinople, then what can prevent this ...? Is it that the weather. And at that moment we will bind your US chief allied -nuclear potential, so that bold landing throws and offensive marches from the Armenian Highlands are only a matter of time, the springs are not cocked, but everything works (only the outfit of involved units and formations for taking Constantinople changes) And so, believe me, come There’s time and for the boys to answer the stinking jackals who furiously torment the region with their eternal raids. The Russian army always fought you, so why should I respect you, if not my blood prekoff flows. The same blood flows that my ancestors shed on Shipka and oorone of fortresses. So, they tied you up with a fight in the south, but you are never immune from thunder from the North.
          2. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 18 March 2018 18: 04
            +1
            Quote: Paranoid50
            When taken seriously, it happens like this:

            I would not consider this a real indicator, there is a photo of our tower in Tikhinvali torn down by the Georgians, but this does not mean that the Georgian army is stronger than the Russian one, and we can’t attack. It’s just that there are always losses, in a word, a torn tower is not an argument. on the map and record the military success of the Turks and fear their new military operations, that’s all that remains. Isn’t that so ...?
        3. Viktor.12.71
          Viktor.12.71 18 March 2018 18: 18
          +1
          Quote: Paranoid50
          And yes, the Turks have not really taken up yet. When taken seriously, it happens like this:

          Actually, the Turks grind all Afrikaans fighting Kurds with losses, but Afrin was taken in a short time. Results are what matters.
      2. Cheldon
        Cheldon 18 March 2018 19: 03
        +1
        Quote: tekinoral
        Now are you convinced that the Turks know how to fight?

        No need to sing war songs! The Kurds did not have a regular army. For the most part, Kurds are gopniks, therefore they occupy such a niche in the history of peoples. The Turks fought with the partisans who, in addition to the ambush attack, could not offer.
    7. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 18 March 2018 18: 57
      0
      Quote: Herkulesich
      I wish that igil and nusra entered Istanbul and the erdogad was carried forward from his palace, so that the Turkish occupation army would be expelled from the Syrian land by the Kurds and the Syrian army with the support of our air forces! !!

      These are unreal Wishlist. A Turk from Afrin must be escorted to his homeland before they gouge the Kurds in Manbij. Otherwise, there will be little chance of pushing them out of Syria in general. Especially given the obvious transition of the Americans to a backup plan, the Kurds will merge and begin to support Turkey.
      And immediately the situation will turn from a difficult to very difficult for Assad and us ..
  7. GELEZNII_KAPUT
    GELEZNII_KAPUT 18 March 2018 12: 45
    0
    And where did 7-10 thousand Kurds go? !!
    1. andrson
      andrson 18 March 2018 12: 56
      +2
      Kurdish fighters were blown away. laughing
      1. Varna
        Varna 18 March 2018 13: 55
        +2
        Quote: Andrson
        Kurdish fighters were blown away. laughing

        Yes, you are right, the Kurds, as always, of course, were blown away. To do legs is in their blood, to stand to death like Russians are not trained, it is not in their culture.
        However, this way of survival, opposite to ours (to make legs), also has a right to exist, at least the Kurds still exist as a people.
        But still, the Spartans and Russians are prettier to me - the honor is still higher than death (although no one knows to the end how he will behave in business, is there enough spirit to be completely like Phillipov or Nurbagandov, so it’s better to put an end to this and don't talk in vain.)
    2. Bad_santa
      Bad_santa 18 March 2018 15: 23
      0
      With a single click, the Backspace keys left the city via the Internet
    3. Ramzay121
      Ramzay121 19 March 2018 09: 59
      +1
      Looking for a new host
  8. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 18 March 2018 12: 58
    +1
    Moscow in connection with the situation in Afrin called on all parties to restraint and respect the territorial integrity of the ATS.

    Well, the order is this, but if we stop the Turks and return .. Let them fight for now! soldier
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 18 March 2018 13: 21
      +6
      Namesake, welcome! hi Sleeves rolled up, feathers sharpened, ink poured? Then we work. And let the Turks scratch their turnips and think what to do next with this acquisition. smile
      1. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov 18 March 2018 14: 05
        +3
        Quote: ul_vitalii
        Namesake, welcome! hi Sleeves rolled up, feathers sharpened, ink poured? Then we work. And let the Turks scratch their turnips and think what to do next with this acquisition. smile

        So there is Stirlitz! We set up the Turks, let them fight .. They work for everything! soldier
        The US threatens us, but as if their lionfish did not change course ..
        1. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 18 March 2018 14: 10
          +2
          Quote: MIKHAN
          So there is Stirlitz!

          Wah! Meehan! I thought you were fired ... drinks
          1. Vitaly Anisimov
            Vitaly Anisimov 18 March 2018 14: 23
            +1
            Quote: mordvin xnumx
            Quote: MIKHAN
            So there is Stirlitz!

            Wah! Meehan! I thought you were fired ... drinks

            They made Vladimir take a steam bath in the bathhouse ..! Useful sometimes hehe heh drinks
            And Meehan, he is immortal ..!
  9. Vol4ara
    Vol4ara 18 March 2018 13: 01
    +3
    Quote: Herkulesich
    I wish that igil and nusra entered Istanbul and the erdogad was carried forward from his palace, so that the Turkish occupation army would be expelled from the Syrian land by the Kurds and the Syrian army with the support of our air forces! !!

    Isil, Nusra, Kurds with the support of the All-Union Military Union ... "horses, people mixed in a heap ..."
  10. Murat Djabukov
    Murat Djabukov 18 March 2018 13: 08
    +7
    I am heartily glad for the Turkish brothers !!!
  11. Sergey D_2
    Sergey D_2 18 March 2018 13: 26
    0
    Why are miraculous heroes not in bloomers?
  12. Livonetc
    Livonetc 18 March 2018 13: 42
    0
    Quote: GELEZNII_KAPUT
    And where did 7-10 thousand Kurds go? !!

    Kurds of guerrilla war masters.
    And now they were relocated with a minimum of casualties.
    Nothing ended.
    Weapons do not end.
    Peace talks are needed.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 18 March 2018 13: 58
      +3
      Yes - just as in Kirkuk, some were relocated, some to Aleppo’s Kurdish quarter, some to Zaafrat.

      At the same time, they left everything. The Turks have already found the tank.
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 18 March 2018 13: 59
        +5
        Tou, mines, 1000005000 patroshchek.

        1. donavi49
          donavi49 18 March 2018 14: 01
          +5
          And more patroshek from the Americans.
          1. Safevi
            Safevi 18 March 2018 18: 24
            +2
            "And more patroshki from the Americans."
            Not only from the Americans. There are stacks of 82-mm Russian-made mines
            1. Cheldon
              Cheldon 18 March 2018 19: 17
              0
              Throw the link, please.
        2. Gado
          Gado 18 March 2018 18: 15
          +1
          Watching how they open the chests with ammunition, it was only necessary to put a grenade in there. Or two.
          1. tekinoral
            tekinoral 18 March 2018 20: 09
            +1
            Yes, and UTB says the man who shot probably no more than 20 damage in the army
            1. Gado
              Gado 18 March 2018 23: 02
              +1
              You don’t even know who you are talking to. I was a machine gunner, fired from almost everything that was in service in our unit — snipers, pistols, assault rifles, RPGs, and threw combat and training grenades. From a machine gun and machine gun shot a cart of cartridges. I couldn’t be in the battle, but I heard bullets whistling past my ears. Well, and you, dear, who is that?
              1. tekinoral
                tekinoral 19 March 2018 00: 35
                0
                And I came more than once, so you don’t know with whom you are talking hiMore than you think I know the Bulgarian army,
    2. Ramzay121
      Ramzay121 20 March 2018 11: 14
      +1
      You wanted to say they are masters in terrorism, so it will be more correct
  13. iaroslav.mudryi
    iaroslav.mudryi 18 March 2018 14: 21
    +3
    FALL OF AFRIN
    report from Colonel Kassad (COLONELCASSAD) - 18.03.2018


    In the morning, the Turkish army and controlled militants occupied most of Afrin. The Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria is rapidly ceasing to exist.
    The city itself was busy without too much resistance. Only some skirmishes and shootings are reported. In areas occupied by Turks and militants, a mopping-up operation is being prepared.
    The main forces of the YPG left Afrin, although somewhat earlier YPG rulers called for the defense of the capital.
    A significant part of the population of the canton has already fled either to the territory of Assad, or through the territory of Assad to Rojava.
    The stubbornness in charge of the YPG led to quite predictable results. Now Kurdish areas in northern Iraq are next in turn, followed by Manbij.

    American flag games are not doing well.
    source (many photos for the article):
    http://rusdozor.ru/2018/03/18/padenie-afrina/
    1. Stas157
      Stas157 18 March 2018 15: 38
      +5
      Quote: iaroslav.mudryi
      American flag games are not doing well.

      Here you can argue. If the Kurds agreed with the Kremlin, they would never have seized the left-bank Euphrates oil, and would not have gained independence!
      Quote: iaroslav.mudryi
      Kurdish areas are next in turn

      Left-bank Euphrates oil, however, is under reliable American protection. Russian PMCs have experienced this. Turks are unlikely to want to experience the same thing.
      1. Safevi
        Safevi 18 March 2018 18: 27
        +2
        "The left-bank Euphrates oil, however, is under reliable American protection. Russian PMCs have experienced this on their own. Turks are unlikely to want to experience the same."
        The Turks never spoke of the Left Bank. They only want Manbij and the Kandil region in Iraq - there are PKK bases
      2. aquatic
        aquatic 19 March 2018 18: 52
        0
        Turks are unlikely to want to experience the same thing.


        the Turks have no choice) they will have to test) this is part of their payment. And as far as reliable protection is there, we won’t save the Kurds in Iraq in Africa either, in the near future we’ll look at northern Iraq, it will be easier next, the Kurds will start to run before it gets hot. Their song is sung.

        the position has long been voiced by both the Turks and ours and Iran by the Kurds, and at the moment there is not a single force capable of withstanding this trio) the Kurds have the opportunity to stand to the last and die like heroes .... but something tells me from experience that they usually choose something else) like their owners) "it’s better to get paid for torturing your grandfather than dying for your native land"
    2. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 18 March 2018 17: 44
      0
      Thanks for the post, you rarely come across a cold analysis, without watered husks and name-calling, there would be more such information, once again danke.
      1. iaroslav.mudryi
        iaroslav.mudryi 18 March 2018 18: 14
        +1
        Quote: Thunderbolt
        Thanks for the post, you rarely come across a cold analysis, without watered husks and name-calling, there would be more such information, once again danke.

        Yes, in general, I have nothing to do when an analysis of specialists who own the situation appears, I am glad to share information with you, without fail indicating a link to the source hi
      2. iaroslav.mudryi
        iaroslav.mudryi 18 March 2018 18: 20
        +1
        Here is another article by Paul Steigan (Pål Steigan) from the resource inosmi.ru
        Neocons want war - on any pretext
        quote: ".... When East Ghouta is liberated, it will be a major defeat for the United States, Israel and oil dictatorships. Israel believes that this will mean a weakening of Israel and a significant strengthening of Iran in this region. Israel is unhappy that the United States does not enter into open war and, no doubt, will welcome the attack on Syria.
        But Russia has clearly stated that it does not accept this. If such an attack occurs, Russia will be forced to respond, aware of the serious consequences caused by such a development of events .... "

        source: https://inosmi.ru/politic/20180317/241734396.html
  14. askort154
    askort154 18 March 2018 14: 31
    +2
    Presumably, everything is going according to plan - Russia, Iran, Turkey are meeting regularly, playing the "multi-way". This indicates the existence of mutual understanding and specific agreements. Definitely, the “trinity” is seeking the weakening of the deep-rooted Anglo-Saxon-Jewish positions in the BV. Along the way, Turkey - to prevent the consolidation of the Kurds. The role of Russia is an arbitrator.
  15. iouris
    iouris 18 March 2018 14: 33
    +2
    Down and Out trouble started.
  16. Graz
    Graz 18 March 2018 14: 51
    0
    to capture that business is not tricky, that which has yet to be captured must be retained, but there will be problems with this if the Kurds go to guerrilla warfare
  17. Babur_Imperat
    Babur_Imperat 18 March 2018 17: 16
    +7
    I congratulate the brothers on their victory, wish them more victories in this century, I am sincerely happy for you
  18. dojjdik
    dojjdik 18 March 2018 17: 32
    +2
    not well, the Turks know how to fight only somehow shamefully a little at all the same as Israeli asss bombing schoolchildren in a gas village; okay, the matter of prestige of the Turkish army and command, the main thing is not to be rude anymore and listen to the dictator netanyahu less
    1. Viktor.12.71
      Viktor.12.71 18 March 2018 18: 35
      +1
      Why so? Afrin was defended by more than 10 thousand Kurds from YPG. At the beginning of the operation, the Olive Branch Turks suffered considerable losses and grinded the combat-ready Athenian Kurds there. The Turks took Afrin quickly and cleanly, everyone thought that they would be transported before the beginning of May. Do not forget that the Americans were stuffed with Kurds with weapons, now it’s a trophy of the Turks.
  19. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 18 March 2018 17: 41
    +1
    The surrender of Afrin is a tactical defeat of our General Staff bound hand and foot by the impossibility of fully deploying the group on the Syrian theater for political reasons. In this regard, after the Turkish army and basement detachments are consolidated on the Afghan border, we should expect pressure on Assad’s troops to carry out deep offensive operations not reaching 50 km to the strip of the Golan Heights. The strategic plan of the Turkish General Staff will be implemented in extended time due to the specifics of the semi-hybrid war in this theater. Point. Ramzai.
    1. Bypassed
      Bypassed 18 March 2018 18: 30
      +1
      The surrender of Afrin is a tactical defeat of our General Staff tied hand and foot by the inability to fully deploy the group on the Syrian theater for political reasons
      Remember the song about Stenka-razin -_ we exchanged us for a woman.
      Quite by chance, two events coincided on the same day - Turkey signed a permit for 2 pipelines in Turkey and the withdrawal of Russian specialists from Afrin.
      So the thing for these Kurds is the pipe in the direct and figurative
  20. Bypassed
    Bypassed 18 March 2018 18: 13
    +1
    Well, the Sultan has already bitten off his piece of Syria.
    Settled by Turkoman and other sponsored (those who extinguished Russian pilots).
    And then, five years later, during the national referendum, he will join Turkey.
  21. Cheldon
    Cheldon 18 March 2018 19: 51
    +1
    Syria, as a state within its former borders, will never exist. There is a redistribution of borders, who can grab how much. Kurds are not the force to be put on, and historically proven. To the Yankis, to the waist, to whom to distribute weapons, if there is a small probability that it will at least somehow burn out. The Yankees have no allies, there are only companions who can be discarded at any time. And for Russia, the Kurds have never been allies, and anyway, you should not get into a fight for anyone. Kurdish pride played a cruel joke. Perhaps the next time the PKK will be smarter, although if you recall world history, it is unlikely.
  22. tekinoral
    tekinoral 18 March 2018 20: 48
    +2
    Quote: Thunderbolt
    .Russian army always fought you, so why should I respect you, but not my blood prekoff flows

    Read a bit of history with how many people Turkey fought and how many Russia, the population of Turkey is already 82 million!
    It’s good that not people like you are sitting in the Russian General Staff, they were about to open a vigorous war
  23. Trinitrotoluol
    Trinitrotoluol 18 March 2018 21: 15
    0
    What did the Kurds think there? They sat there like a dog in the manger, and gave everything to the Turks practically without a fight, suspiciously, these Kurds are not Kurds. And ours did not intervene, which is also strange.