Turkey is offering to “join forces” with Washington for a special operation inside Syria on condition it doesn’t include a Syrian Kurdish armed force blacklisted by Ankara but seen as an ally by the US, the foreign minister said.

Washington’s support of Kurdish fighters in Syria in the fight against ISIL terrorists has angered Ankara, especially after AFP pictures last week revealed US commandos sporting patches of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) detested by Turkey.

“If we join forces, they (the US) have their own special forces and we have our special forces,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a small group of journalists in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya.

Such a coalition could “easily” head to ISIL’ de facto capital in Raqa to the south in a second front, he claimed.

There was no immediate reaction to the proposal from the United States, whose strategy for fighting terrorists inside Syria is pinned on its alliance with the battle-hardened Syrian Kurds.

The US is supporting an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), as the most effective fighting force on the ground against ISIL.

But the SDF is still dominated by the YPG, which Turkey sees as the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Cavusoglu said Syrian terrorists could be backed up with special forces from Turkey, the United States as well as from France, Britain and Germany.

 

AFP

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KC
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they ran from Daesh

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Completely surrealistic and inconscious…

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

BTW, I don’t feel E.U. countries backing such a solution : Both France and Germany back YPG since day one, they perfectly now that Erdog wants to make Syria (and Turey) an islamist country and BTW, recreate the Ottoman empire with himself as sultan, he’s really pissing off EU and is constantly bashed by medias and public opinion which nicknames him Gollum…

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The worse thing is to let Turkey in Syria. if the US workS with the YPG Kurds , Syrian Army and Russia it will be easy to root out ISIS , NUSRA, and Ahrar ash Sham, Jaish Al Islam ecc
and pacify the country .. descentralisation and a SyrianKurdish Autonomous Region is on the table and Assad will accept it as both have Turkey and the Islamists as ennemies.

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daeshit sucks

SDF if nearly in Manbij now
https://twitter.com/DrPartizan_/status/736956671998709761
I don’t know if it was a USAF strike but the hit was probably guided by some french special forces : I clearly hear french ‘military style’ radio-speaking during the video.
This may be the “Commando de Montfort” (SBS style, specialized in long range destructions) or DGSE operatives.

O.Serhad
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O.Serhad

#fuckTurkey
#fuckErdogan
#fuckAkp
#fuckAkpIslam