BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – Turkey is no longer considering a military operation to capture the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told journalists in Munich on Sunday.

“The United States, Turkey along with local forces, civilian forces, the FSA [Free Syrian Army] and other militias… they are at the forefront while we are at the back,” Yıldırım told reporters at the conference he is attending in Germany.

Yildirim’s statement to journalists comes just one week after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed his armed forces would go to Al-Raqqa after their Al-Bab operations.

While the Turkish Army will not go to Al-Raqqa, they will continue to provide assistance to the rebel forces participating in the upcoming offensive, Yildirim added.

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politika007
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“In the morning I am black in the evening I am white” this is what a “Turkish Word” means to the rest of the world, totally irrelevant and not worth loosing time on it…

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How should I trust theses guys ❓

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AKP=M.Brotherhood… You can trust them… They’re the only time machine you will find! How to get 1400 years back in time…

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Stern Daler

True enough. Only that the rest of the world shakes head and says delusion.

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That hopefully shelves AFAIK the Akçakale to Raqqa Turk & SFA offensive that was intended to cut West Kurdistan in two.

What was planed anyway?

The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in Munich:

“Turkey will not get … involved in an operation to liberate Syria’s Raqqah from Daesh…” He continued: “The United States, Turkey along with local forces, civilian forces, the FSA and other militias… they are at the forefront while we are at the back,”?

I only understand: Turkey is to lead from the back. ROFL.

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Since Erdogan rules, they’re actually led backward 😀

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Backward is the best news of Erdogan’s achievements yet.

p.s. Forwards comrades we retreat.

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Nestor Arapa

El gobierno Turco debe considerar retirarse del norte de Alepo y financiar sus mercenarios, también debe considerar reforzar al otro lado de su frontera sin invadir ningún milímetro del territorio Sirio… Erdogan en sus planes nunca estuvo atacar ISIS, su objetivo era cortar avance de SDF y lo ha cumplido.

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Being ‘in front’ of Turkey is a very dangerous place to be 🙂