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Al-Watan: Ankara announced its readiness to withdraw troops from northern Syria following a meeting in Moscow

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Al-Watan: Ankara announced its readiness to withdraw troops from northern Syria following a meeting in Moscow

According to the Syrian newspaper Al-Watan, referring to unnamed sources in Damascus, Turkey and Syria managed to agree that the Turkish military will leave the northern regions of Syria. This became possible after the meeting in Moscow of the defense ministers of Turkey, Syria and Russia Hulusi Akar, Ali Mahmoud Abbas and Sergei Shoigu.


Ankara has declared its respect for the sovereignty of Syria and its readiness to withdraw troops from their positions in northern Syria, writes the Syrian edition.

In addition, Al-Watan notes, the parties agreed that the PKK is a threat to both Ankara and Damascus. The PKK has been called "an agent of Israel and the US".

Recall that since the start of the civil war in Syria and the weakening of the Assad government, the Turkish military have become constant "guests" in the northern regions of Syria, bordering Turkey. At the same time, the Turkish authorities explained this by the need to fight Kurdish militants. But, in fact, there is a real military occupation of significant territories of an independent state.

The presence of the Turkish military on the territory of Syria, which was not authorized by official Damascus, greatly complicated relations between the countries.

The first meeting of Turkish and Syrian officials over the past 11 years took place in Moscow on December 28 this year. The Syrian Defense Ministry said that the meeting in Moscow was positive.

However, there is still no confirmation from Ankara that Turkey is ready to withdraw its military from Syrian territory. According to Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, the Turkish military ended up in a neighboring country, as a significant part of it was under the control of terrorists. Recall that terrorists in Turkey are understood as Kurdish armed groups, supported primarily by the United States.
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  1. Buyan
    Buyan 31 December 2022 11: 31
    +10
    What the Turks exchanged this territory for, just curious
    1. Mihail0221
      Mihail0221 31 December 2022 12: 41
      +1
      What the Turks exchanged this territory for, just curious

      Maybe for an additional supply of C - 400 to fight the Greeks. request
    2. orionvitt
      orionvitt 31 December 2022 13: 00
      +3
      Quote from Buyan
      What the Turks exchanged this territory for, just curious

      The article expressly says
      The parties agreed that the PKK is a threat to both Ankara and Damascus. The PKK has been called "an agent of Israel and the US".
      In vain the Kurds contacted the Americans.
      1. alexmach
        alexmach 1 January 2023 01: 59
        +1
        Kurds are very different. The PKK is one, in the north of Syria others are friends with the Americans, in Iraq all sorts of Borzani are third. There are also individual Kurds in Iran.
      2. isv000
        isv000 1 January 2023 20: 30
        +1
        Quote: orionvitt
        In vain the Kurds contacted the Americans.

        And who did not regret that he believed the Yankees?
    3. dementor873
      dementor873 31 December 2022 16: 41
      +1
      Quote from Buyan
      What the Turks exchanged this territory for, just curious

      Rosgeo confirms that significant oil and gas reserves have been found in Turkey and will assist in their extraction, transportation and sale.
    4. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 31 December 2022 18: 00
      +3
      Quote from Buyan
      What the Turks exchanged this territory for, just curious

      I believe that Russia and Syria will not object to Ankara conducting a special operation in the 30 km security belt along the border with Syria. Ankara not so long ago asked Russia for the opportunity to open part of the Syrian sky for the operation of its aircraft. Now, along the way, the SAA will itself assist the Turks and take part in squeezing the Kurds out of the border areas, after which these areas will be populated by Syrian refugees who are in Turkey, and there are several million of them. In principle, such an alignment will suit Ankara. she seems to be leaving the territory of Syria having achieved such a result, and therefore the death of Turkish soldiers was not in vain. Syria is also satisfied with the exodus of the Turks and the return of the Syrians. In this situation, Russia is generally satisfied with everything. working relationships are maintained with everyone. The only one in the promotion is the Kurds, but it is their choice and responsibility for getting involved with the mattresses. Another confirmation that friendship with them will not lead to good things.
  2. Vyacheslav57
    Vyacheslav57 31 December 2022 11: 35
    +8
    Something has changed in this world, yet not noticeable to us. Well, if the Turks went towards Syria and refused operations against their sworn enemies of the PKK, then they received some kind of reinforced concrete guarantees from Syria and Russia. On the other hand, the situation of confrontation with Greece has escalated, and a war on two fronts is an unbearable thing even for Turkey. We will see further developments. We live in interesting times, everything around us is changing unexpectedly.
    1. hector
      hector 31 December 2022 13: 03
      -3
      Quote: Vyacheslav57
      Well, if the Turks went towards Syria and abandoned operations against their sworn enemies of the PKK, then they received some kind of reinforced concrete guarantees from Syria and Russia

      Reinforced concrete guarantees from Russia act very strangely and not entirely reinforced concrete.
      1. gsev
        gsev 31 December 2022 21: 39
        +1
        Quote: ettore
        Reinforced concrete guarantees from Russia act very strangely and not entirely reinforced concrete.

        Russia's allies (PRC, Vietnam, Turkey in 1921, North Korea to a greater extent achieved success thanks to themselves, but Russia's help was also important. Turkey, thanks to the supply of weapons from Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria to Ukraine, was able to cut off these countries from the supply of cheap Russian weapons and In addition, Syria was able to maintain its statehood, apparently the pro-Turkish communities in Syria received guarantees of relative autonomy, and Turkey also has a window of opportunity to regain its presence in Arabia through diplomatic and economic means. expansion, it will not waste resources, but will actually make a profit under the protection of the Russian Armed Forces.
  3. Machete
    Machete 31 December 2022 11: 47
    +2
    Hub is such a hub. laughing

    No one in such an economic situation as in Turkey will refuse many billions.
  4. voice of reason
    voice of reason 31 December 2022 11: 49
    0
    That's who decides everything. That's where the main platform is. And the Chinese Bogdykhan is not in vain rolling here. and all these uns and fashingtons are obsolete structures.
  5. Fangaro
    Fangaro 31 December 2022 12: 05
    -4
    There were some mercantile considerations here.
    Maybe the Kurds will soon damage the gas pipeline going straight to Europe? And only the Blue Wagon will remain.
    Ouch! Blue Stream. Through Turkey.