Turkey has run out of patience

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On August 24, the Turkish army, with the support of the American coalition's aircraft, launched an operation to free Jarablus. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Turkey recalled that “shells from Syria” are entering the territory of the country, and it is impossible “to endure it anymore”. According to some analysts, the main purpose of the Turkish army will not be the forces of "IG", but Kurdish troops.

Turkey has run out of patience




On the night of 23 on 24 of August, Turkish Special Forces troops, supported by the actions of the Air Force, entered Syria. It was about four o'clock in the morning Moscow time. The pretext was an operation called "The Euphrates Shield", directed against the militants of the "Islamic State" (prohibited in the Russian Federation), as well as the Kurdish formations. In addition to the special forces of the armed forces, artillery and a limited armored contingent participate in the operation. Now a local operation is underway to neutralize the goals of "IG" in the city of Jarablus.

By now, transmits TASS, aware of the destruction of 82 targets of terrorists "IG". At the same time, military sources do not call these actions proper to the Turkish ground operation, but declare limited support by the Turks for those Syrian formations that are fighting with IG. The basis of these formations is the famous Syrian free army.

With regard to the role of the Americans in the ongoing operation, Washington will provide in Jarablus cover of the Turkish ground forces from the air. This information can be considered official: a high-ranking source from the delegation of Vice-President Biden, who arrived in Ankara, told the Reuters correspondent about the cover.

TASS also reports, referring to the Al-Jazeera TV channel, that around 5 thousands of fighters from Syrian opposition units are participating in the operation in the Jarablus area. According to the latest information, the SSA detachments have already knocked out the IG detachments from four settlements on the approaches to Jarablus.

From the official statements of the Turkish authorities we know the following. According to President Erdogan, the operation is directed against IG and the Democratic Union Party (PDS) of Syrian Kurds: “Last night our security forces launched an operation in northern Syria against terrorist organizations that threaten our country such as IS and PDS. We must put an end to these attacks, carried out on the other side of the border against us. "

As the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Mevlüt авavuşoлуlu, stated, Kurdish troops will have to retreat to the eastern bank of the Euphrates, otherwise Ankara will take action.

The Kurds themselves believe that Turkey will get bogged down in the Syrian war. According to the leader of the PDS, Salekh Muslim, Ankara “will inevitably get bogged down in a Syrian swamp, just like the IG terrorists. “I think they (the Turks) will suffer great losses in this war. For the most part, the Syrian people, the coalition of the “Forces of Democratic Syria” and the military council of Jarablus, which consists of the sons of this city, oppose the Turkish invasion, ”the Russian agency quotes the leader of the PDS.



As for Damascus, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said that “condemns the transition of Turkish tanks on Syrian soil under the guise of the Air Force of the international coalition led by the United States. "

TASS reports and the Russian reaction to the Turkish military actions in Syria.

An unnamed source in the Russian Foreign Ministry told the agency that "counter-terrorist actions in Syria are now more relevant than ever, especially in the area of ​​the Syrian-Turkish border." However, "an important factor in their effectiveness is the interaction with Damascus."

Known and official reaction. 24 August in 17: 50 to Moscow. time appeared comment Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in connection with the escalation of tensions in the area of ​​the Syrian-Turkish border.

“Moscow is deeply concerned about what is happening in the area of ​​the Syrian-Turkish border. First of all, the possibility of further degradation of the situation in the conflict zone, including taking into account possible accompanying civilian casualties and aggravating inter-ethnic conflicts between Kurds and Arabs, is alarming. ”


According to the Foreign Ministry, the Syrian crisis can only be resolved on a solid basis of international law.

Last night it became known about the open US support for the Turkish military operation. Moreover, the emphasis is frankly on deterring the Kurds.



At a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Vice President Joe Biden said that Ankara and Washington agreed not to allow the Kurds to move west of the Euphrates, reports RBC.

The Kurds have their own view on the Turkish "peacemaking" in Syria.

On the side of Turkey, supporters of radical groups participate in the attack on Jarablus, the reporter said RIA News" Rodi Osman, Head of the Representative Office of Syrian Kurdistan in Moscow

According to him, in the morning twenty-five tanks entered the village of Al-Kheseliye, 6 kilometers from Jarablus. The city was fired by tanks, artillery and aviation. The militants of the Jebhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, Sultan Murad, Nur al-Din al-Zenki and Jaish el-Fatih factions participated in the attack.

According to Osman, Erdogan’s plan is to occupy a site in the north of Syria, where "his radical supporters will be placed." “This attack is part of Erdogan’s plan to revive the Ottoman Empire,” says the head of the mission.

The ground-based Turkish operation has the main goal of fighting the Kurdish formations, believes the editor-in-chief of the magazine Arsenal of the Fatherland, Victor Murakhovsky. Expert said TASSthat Ankara "categorically does not perceive" the attempts of the Kurds to create an autonomous entity in Turkey or neighboring countries.

The Turkish side is concerned about the victories of the "Forces of Democratic Syria", which is based on the Kurdish formations, the occupation of Manbij by the Kurds and the attack on Jarablus, the expert believes. If successful, the Jarablus Kurds can take control of a significant part of the border with Turkey. In addition, they are likely to connect with the western part of the province of Aleppo, controlled by Afrin kurds. As a result, "the entire section of the border from the province of Aleppo and east to the Euphrates will be under the control of Kurdish formations." This large enclave "the Kurds in Syria will control." And Turkey is the likely future "categorically do not like."

"Turkey is trying to expand its spheres of influence in Syria," said in an interview "Komsomolskaya Pravda" director of the Center for Oriental Studies of International Relations and Public Diplomacy, turkologist Vladimir Avatkov. - It is necessary to take into account a few points. Firstly, Ankara insists on Assad’s departure, which means that we should expect active help from the Syrian opposition. Secondly, Turkey is in favor of a united and indivisible Syria, so we must understand that this operation implies an intensification of the struggle against the Kurds. And, thirdly, it is a struggle against the “Islamic State”, since the situation with the militants got out of control, and Erdogan is no longer able to control them. By the way, the Turkish invasion of Syria began after rapprochement with Russia, because if the operation had begun before that, Turkey would have faced great problems. And so Moscow was informed. Thus, we are not against the invasion, and Assad, too, since he is interested in eliminating the Kurds in the same way as Erdogan. ”

As for the Americans, some Russian experts believe. that they do not intend to seriously support the Turks in this war.



"The Americans are still solving the main task - to maximally weaken the Assad regime," said "Free Press" RIACD and Middle East Institute expert Sergey Balmasov. - All pseudo-coalitions that they support are temporary. And in the place of the Turks, I would not be deceived, most likely, they were assigned the role of "dragging chestnuts out of the fire."

At the same time, the expert believes, military action in Syria is beneficial to President Erdogan not only because of the Kurdish issue, but also because of the difficult political situation in Turkey. When the military got into politics, it is better to "send them to engage in direct duties - to fight."

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Anyway, both with the Kurds and with the complicated situation inside Turkey, the special “Turkish” war on the Syrian territory, which the Syrian Foreign Ministry has already condemned, will clearly not contribute to the pacification of the warring parties. Rather, the opposite: the invasion has already caused the bitterness of both the Kurds and the Assad government.

Washington and Ankara have a goal that seems common: the overthrow of Assad, whom Erdogan often called him a “butcher” or a “murderer”. However, further the interests of the Americans and the Turks in the region diverge: Washington has long disliked the capricious "neosultan", and in the White House they dream to weaken the presumptuous ruler. In addition, the latter constantly blames instability in his native country for Washington. Americans hardly welcome it. In addition, in the Oval Office have nothing against the creation of a Kurdish state - Erdogan should know. Therefore, the coalition of Ankara and Washington looks strong only theoretically. Having achieved his own goals, the White House will really let Erdogan get caught up in the Syrian war.

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    1. +5
      August 25 2016
      vultures flew in, sharing began
      1. +2
        August 25 2016
        Erdogan thawed after the coup
        1. +9
          August 25 2016
          Kurds blocked caravan routes.
          The Kurds will be taken away - and the supply of Raqqi, etc. will begin again, oil will again flow to Turkey for $ 10 (from IS !!).
          This is for the Turks, it is for the Americans.
          It makes absolutely no sense how they now substantiate their actions.
          And those and others are not fighting against, but FOR ISIS, and against the Kurds.
          1. +6
            August 25 2016
            I think Russia wants to close the Turkish border with Syria, and without Turkey this is problematic. Therefore, we are not against the Turkish invasion of Syria. They decide their interest - push the Kurds away from the border, and we ours - weaken the pressure of the Islamic State on Syria. So far, the desires of Turkey, Russia and, oddly enough, the United States - coincide. But how Erdogan will behave after completing the task, only he knows and ... Putin.
        2. 0
          August 25 2016
          Quote: rpek32
          Erdogan thawed after the coup

          Yes nifigashenki - pendocam and Turks need to grab as much of the Syrian territory. Because they see - though slowly, but the Syrians beat the Barmalei.

          This is problem. And, I think, Erodogan "made friends" with us precisely because of this - it seems that now it is inconvenient to do something against.
    2. +3
      August 25 2016
      I read the news on the web .. Assad turned to Russia for help, against the Turkish invasion ... And Jarablus is under the control of the Islamists .. Again, military support to the terrorists will flow in a wide flow .. and moderate and immoderate ..
      1. WKS
        +1
        August 25 2016
        For the web, this is of course news, but in general, politics and a long-developed version. That's just the Americans quickly fussed over and jumped into the boat at the last moment.
    3. +3
      August 25 2016
      Yes, a tight knot there is tied. Ally today, becomes tomorrow's enemy and vice versa. Are we not entangled in these oriental intricacies?
      1. 0
        August 25 2016
        ... once the sultan "took a bite at the bit", and climbed into a foreign land, but on that land it might not be childish ... if the dryers "substitute themselves" - the debt is worth paying for, and the Syrians also have dryers - catch up who dared ..
    4. +4
      August 25 2016
      Kurds, igilovtsy, SAS are moderate ... Everyone sits closely, across the strip. Who should be bombed so as not to offend a neighbor, how to separate the grain from the chaff? Here, any politician-military roof slides. The conclusion is to iron all. We will understand aposlya.
    5. +1
      August 25 2016
      in short, I think so. Russia and Turkey decided to solve their problems. The Turks will deal with the Kurds. Russia with the IG. That's all. Then everyone will take up their pieces of land. IG will go to the neighboring territories of neighboring states.
    6. +11
      August 25 2016
      Quote: vladimirvn
      Yes, a tight knot there is tied. Ally today, becomes tomorrow's enemy and vice versa. Are we not entangled in these oriental intricacies?

      And do not change the allies like gloves, then you will not have to get confused! And then Turkey is an enemy yesterday, and Kurds are friends, today it’s the opposite! And we, instead of blocking the Turkish border and arming the Kurds, as a result of our policy, we get a military invasion of Turkey with US air assistance!
      Well, now Assad won’t see a military victory over the Turkmens and al-Nusra, respectively!
    7. +2
      August 25 2016
      The Kurds have completely broken their heads, now what they were fighting back in conjunction with Syria is filled with "moderates", and they are being driven into a corner from the ground and air by the Turkish American Coalition. Plus, the news with the UN accusations of the use of chemical weapons by Syria suggests that this is the last warning about the start of a full-scale operation against Damascus.
      They were not shaken in the first test tubes, especially since they openly expressed their opinion about their emptiness, they just did not care. If the war is completely muddied there, the blow to the Russian elections is guaranteed, since all the dogs will be lowered to the President, and then neither the sending of troops to Syria nor the withdrawal of available forces will make him weather.
      And in the United States, the elections will be canceled indefinitely.
    8. +4
      August 25 2016
      Why don't our Air Force and the Syrian Air Force "accidentally" fuse all these Amero-Turkish invasion forces? I do not see any obstacles to the destruction of the aggressors who invaded the territory of a sovereign state.
      If our leader does not stop this American chaos, then the respect of the people will lose irrevocably. Fact!
      1. +4
        August 25 2016
        The internal organ does not have enough volume for this. Simply put, the gut is thin.
    9. 0
      August 25 2016
      Interestingly, the Kurds are fighting in Syria against the IG, and Assad does not want them to the Turks, they also do not like them, so where do they go, fall through the land !? Syria and Turkey would share the land, and give them autonomy already, and they would fight three times with IS for their land!
      1. +6
        August 25 2016
        How easy it is to share land. Che Russia then does not surrender to a couple of rocks in the sea of ​​Japan, which occupy a tiny fraction of the territory of Russia. And Turkey and Syria should easily give large chunks of their lands.
    10. +6
      August 25 2016
      The Turks Kremlin were circled around a finger. Like peace-friendship again, and they themselves went into Syria, which might not have been, keep Moscow your strength in readiness, as in winter. and now, Erdogan is an enemy again? Or deep concern means sitting in a pile of shit and scratching the back of your head? And the States rub their hands and laugh. Well done, well done everything with the wrong hands and very deftly.
      1. +4
        August 25 2016
        Why is it suddenly ??? Turkey definitely agreed with Russia. The reaction of the Russian Foreign Ministry is very mild, Putin goes to Turkey and did not say anything about the cancellation. Were it not for the will of the Russian Federation, the reaction would be different.
        Kurds are an American toy, that are Iraqi, that are Syrian. And here the interests of the parties converge and have always talked about this. Assad will not give territory to the Kurds. Russia, Turkey and Iran are the only one hundred percent supporters of united Syria. Turkey, as it were, was not against Assad, but always was for its integrity and the Kurds will be a splinter after Syria for them. Therefore, here all parties are satisfied.
        1. +2
          August 25 2016
          That's Assad so pleased, asks the UN to protect against the Turks.
          1. +1
            August 25 2016
            This is diplomacy, de jure Turks entered the lands de jure Assad, but in fact controlled not by him. And de facto, this is Assad’s hand, since he knows Turkey perfectly, there needs to be one Syria, maybe not with Assad, but one without any Kurdistan border.
    11. 0
      August 25 2016
      in the east, an ethnic war began. Erdogan is cunning, trying to sit on two chairs. Now he has made friends with Moscow and is trying to solve his problems with the Kurds through GDP. He promises to remove Assad from America. Double game
      1. 0
        August 25 2016
        Yes, it’s not so much about Erdogan. The positions on the Kurds were initially similar. Nobody wanted to give them freedom, well, only Russia offered within the whole of Syria, a little more rights, although the Kurds are much more. Turkey, Iran and Syria are more categorical. Everything is simple waiting for the Kurds to cross the red line or not. They crossed it and the reaction is instant.
    12. +2
      August 25 2016
      If you didn’t ask for forgiveness for the downed plane of our VK and Russian-Turkish relations would not have been established now, there would have been no invasion by the Turks ...
    13. WKS
      0
      August 25 2016
      Having achieved his own goals, the White House will really allow Erdogan to “get bogged down” in the Syrian war.

      It seems that pulling Turkey into the Syrian war is interesting not only for Washington. But the cunning Erdogan, having felt this, can tomorrow and return the troops to his territory.
    14. +3
      August 25 2016
      The Turkish army advanced well in a day.
      They captured a square of approximately 100 km2
      with the central city of Jarablus and all the towns around.
      And advancing to the southwest.
      1. 0
        August 25 2016
        But why don’t you come if the igishat was prudently dumped from the showdown between the Turks and the Kurds? Jalabrus is empty, no one defended it. The fate of the Kurds is sad, and now they will be cut by both Asadites and Turks. They have no chance to keep Manbij, it’s necessary to blame Efrat.
        1. +2
          August 25 2016
          It’s right that they dumped someone who is hunting with a large regular
          butting the army?
          The main thing is that the job is done.
    15. +2
      August 25 2016
      Yes a piece of Syria is better than tomatoes am . Well, nothing good negative
    16. +1
      August 25 2016
      Recall Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait .... what a fuss! The aggressor was punished (our hands were washed). Now is not the same?
    17. 0
      August 25 2016
      In this fight, everyone is for himself.
    18. 0
      August 25 2016
      Erdogan is a foe !!!
    19. 0
      August 25 2016
      NATO invaded Syria. So what?
    20. 0
      August 25 2016
      Everything will show the further development of the situation with the invasion, will they succeed in capturing the territory or stop the invasion?
    21. Atl
      0
      August 25 2016
      "..... The Syrian Foreign Ministry said that" it condemns the transition of Turkish tanks to Syrian soil under the cover of the Air Force of the international coalition led by the United States "" Still, the United States is leading the fight against terrorism ..?
    22. +1
      August 25 2016
      "Turkey has run out of patience." Is it infinite for the Russian Federation?
      Turkey neglects the sovereignty of the legitimate state of Syria, and the Russian Federation respects the "sovereignty" of the Kiev junta. Feel the difference!
    23. +2
      August 25 2016
      Don't be fooled, sons. Turks are our enemies by definition. How many times did the tsar-father fight with them? How many of them did Suvorov buried in clay? Has Putin made friends with Erdogan? So it's not for long. We are heading for war! Despite all this snot about "partners", "the fight against terrorism" he is Ottoman and Ottoman on the Moon!
    24. 0
      August 26 2016
      Syria, today is a large military arena, where everyone solves their issues.
      I think that Turkey’s actions, like apologies, are one.
      Turkey needs to squeeze the Kurds out of its territory in order to support the creation of Kurdish autonomy, but on the territory of Syria. This territory will be provided by the "Moderate Opposition" supported by NATO. -This will be the price of support. "Reconciliation" between Russia and Turkey (if I may say so) and the resumption of frozen and canceled projects are a guarantee for Turkey that Russia will not actively oppose. (Probably so they think), but the fact is, Russia reacted passively to the operation of the NATO coalition, stating only a general phrase that it is necessary to be guided by the rule of law.
      No wonder the United States has already called on Russia and Tehran to trial Assad for the use of chemical weapons.
      In my opinion, there is a division among the sections of Syria.
    25. 0
      August 26 2016
      Kurds can be Russia's ally, but Turks never. Assad needs to be explained that he will still have to grant special status to the Kurds, right up to independence, and it is better to do this without a war. So the (reduced) Syria, and Khmeimim, and Hamadan will be more whole. So Turkey will be halved, which will consolidate peace in the Middle East, strengthen Armenia and allow Russia to tame Azerbaijan. So "Tatarstan" will "grow wiser" inside Russia. Americans don't give a damn about everyone, but we can't give a damn about Kurds and let others not give a damn about them. This is shortsighted.
    26. 0
      August 27 2016
      Kurds are sacrificed?

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