Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 42nd Mukhtars Meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on December 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated during his victory speech on Monday that his nation’s army will continue to “liberate Syrian lands” so that refugees can return to Syria safely.

Fresh off his victory during the recent presidential election, Erdogan vowed to eliminate the ‘terrorist’ factions in northern Syria and Iraq.
The Turkish military has been actively inside Syria since their Afrin campaign earlier this year.
Prior to Erdogan’s statement, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad vowed to retake northern Syria with force, if both Turkey and the United States (US) do not leave the region.
“We adopted two ways: the first one and the main one was the reconciliation; it succeeded. This is how we could have brought those areas back to their normality where the people live a normal life and the government is controlling the life of the people through the institutions. The other one is attacking the terrorists whenever they don’t give up and join the reconciliation. We’re going to attack them and take control by force, which is not our favorable way, but it’s the only way to gain control of the country,” Assad told Russia’s NTV this past weekend.
Syria and Turkey currently have no diplomatic relations, as the latter cutoff all ties in 2012.
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I really don’t understand how he was elected again. I know many turkish people. All of them curse Erdogan and swear they will NOT vote for him. And now again he is the president. That’s insane…

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Control of the media + rigging the poll : as soon as the ballot boxes are moved instead of being counted on site, you’re sure it’s rigged, and so was it for the 3M Turkish expats and in many areas 😉

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So where the F**K have my comments gone ?

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“those areas back to their normality where the people live a normal life and the government is controlling the life of the people through the institutions”
=> Well, it incumbs to the people to control the lif of government through institutions and not the contrary : this is the difference between democracy and dictatorship…
Democracy = power to the people!

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Nonsense, democracy today is an illusion. In the west there are no governments only corporate states. Do you really think the American people are happy funding Israel and its wars to the tune of trillions of dollars ? No, so why don’t they vote to change their foreign policy and cut these massive payments to this terrorist state ? Simple answer is they can’t. So called US democracy is no more than a collection of zionist/jewish lobby groups and corporations, like AIPAC, and neocon Israeli firsters who parasitically control the corridors of power within the US government. There is only… Read more »