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Erdogan spokesman: Turkey expects Russia and US to fulfill commitments on Syria

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Erdogan spokesman: Turkey expects Russia and US to fulfill commitments on Syria

Russia and the United States must ensure security on the border with Syria, Ankara expects appropriate steps from Moscow and Washington. This was stated by the representative of the Turkish President Ibrahim Kalin.


Turkey hopes that the United States will stop supporting terrorist organizations located on Syrian territory, referring to the Kurdish self-defense units opposing the Turkish army. Ankara considers these units to be the military wing of the declared terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). It is the American support for the Kurds that is one of the reasons for the bad relations between Ankara and Washington.

From Russia, the Turks expect the fulfillment of obligations under the memorandum of understanding signed in 2019, under which the Russian and Syrian military were to withdraw Kurdish troops and their weapons beyond the 30-kilometer zone from the Syrian-Turkish border.

We reiterate our expectations that the US and Russia will honor their commitments under the 2019 agreements and clear our borders of terrorism. Our fight against terrorist elements that pose a threat to our national security will continue resolutely until our country and the border region are completely secure.

Kalyn said.

As previously reported, Turkey is ready to conduct a ground operation in northern Syria against the Syrian Kurdish Self-Defense Forces (YPG). Ankara has already requested Moscow to open airspace over Syria. The task of the ground operation will be to create a 30-kilometer buffer zone along the Turkish border to "eliminate the terrorist threat." According to reports, the Turkish Defense Ministry intends to involve up to 50 servicemen and militants of pro-Turkish groups in the operation.
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  1. Shurik70
    Shurik70 3 January 2023 09: 47
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    The Russian and Syrian military were supposed to withdraw the Kurdish detachments and their weapons beyond the 30-kilometer zone from the Syrian-Turkish border.

    I don’t know about the Syrian troops, but there were no Kurdish units in the Russian ones.
    As for the 30-km zone along the Turkish border, aren't Turkish troops occupying it (together with military units that are considered terrorists in Syria)?
    1. GIS
      GIS 3 January 2023 10: 13
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      I also do not understand how 30 km of the territory of SYRIA should be neutral ????
      that is, should Syrian troops still remain there or not? and if the Syrian military includes Kurds who are residents of Syria, then what about?
  2. Doccor18
    Doccor18 3 January 2023 10: 07
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    Turkey hopes that the United States will stop supporting terrorist organizations located on Syrian territory...

    The Turkish Ministry of Defense intends to involve in the operation ... and militants of pro-Turkish groups.

    Your deeds are wonderful, politics ...
  3. NightmareIvanych
    NightmareIvanych 3 January 2023 10: 11
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    Well, you mustachioed horseradish, but what were the obligations of the mattresses? Did they take them on? They came and create chaos, because they can afford it. And the Turks themselves are good. Did they discuss their invasion with the leadership of the SAR?
  4. Cuban
    Cuban 3 January 2023 10: 19
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    Erdogan is an old pawn in the hands of Israel - no need to sign anything and no need to withdraw anything from anywhere; we have already withdrawn troops from Germany and Poland, and as you can see, we have received many troubles and wars
  5. StarWarrior
    StarWarrior 4 January 2023 12: 42
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    I don’t understand at all - on ... did we get into this Syria at all?
    Brotherly people?
    A threat to our border?