Judging by some of what is being reported it looks that way!
Turkey urges it’s citizens to leave Syria
The Turkish foreign ministry statement said consular services at its embassy in Damascus would end at the end of office hours next Thursday, but the consulate in the second city of Aleppo would remain open.
"Developments in Syria pose serious security risks for our nationals," the statement said.
"Therefore it is strongly recommended that Turkish nationals currently in Syria leave and return home."
Except for the fighters, I suppose?
More invasion talk from Turkey under the guise of ‘buffer zone’ with a mention of the “threat” from the PKK...
"He also noted that Turkey has been taking utmost measures to ensure that the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) militants do not use the opportunity to cross onto Turkish soil.
"The issue of a buffer zone can be considered, depending on the developments," Atalay said."
And speaking of “wagging the dog” and the illusory convenient threat of the PKK.... Meeting in Ankara Turkey. CIA & Erdogan
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency was in the Turkish capital together with the National Intelligence Director (DNI) James Clapper, for what was described as a ''surprise visit.'' The two talked with Erdogan and the head of Turkey's intelligence service (MIT), Hakan Fidan, for one and a half hour.
"surprise visit" I don't think so.
Sabah, a newspaper that is close to the government, writes that the meeting took place on Monday, while the daily Hurriyet speaks of a two-day visit that ended yesterday. Sabah specifies that the meeting was not on the premier's official schedule and that General Petraeus has also met several officials of Turkey's general staff.
This could be one of the reasons why the newspaper Yeni Safak claims that the meetings may have been set up to prepare an international intervention in Syria.
The Syrian crisis, according to sources in the American embassy in Ankara quoted by the press, was one of the issues that were discussed in the talks, as well as the fight against the Kurdish struggle for independence. The main Kurdish party, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), is on the list of terrorist organisations in Turkey, the U.S. and the EU. The talks also focused on sectarian tensions in Iraq, where the PKK has bases in the north, and the relations between Turkish and U.S. intelligence services, regulated by an agreement on exchange of information launched in 2007.
Erdogan and Petraeus reportedly mainly discussed measures that must be taken to stop possible attacks by the PKK this spring.
According to Hurriyet, the premier has told the CIA director that he is concerned about developments in Syria, underlining that the instable situation creates more space for the PKK. In fact the PKK is also present in Syria, although not as openly as in the period when the presence of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan was tolerated
So Turkey is concerned about the presence of Kurds in Syria, though they are not really an issue. But attacks that may take place this spring must be stopped???
Since the PKK is resident in Iraq, wouldn't it make since that the US and Turkey take care of the threat of a possible attack from whence it would originate?
Point of reference, geographically speaking...
Are you buying what is being sold to you?
Before we get to the next little bit on "refugee camps" being set up in Turkey.
I want to get this out of the way...
I am not buying the massive refugee story for a couple of reasons
1- The only “refugees” fleeing between Turkey and Syria have been the thousands of fighters imported from everywhere...
They flee on a regular basis, back and forth every day! This skews the reporting of fleeing refugees and gives the media inflated numbers to report
2-Do you notice that there has been barely any mention of refugee camps set up in Jordan?
A few stories mentioning bare bones refuge
Wonder why that is?
I will suggest to you, what should be obvious already, the so called refugees in Turkey are not "refugees" from Syria. They are NATO backed fighters and they have massed and continue to mass on that border in preparation for an attack coming via Turkey on Syria.
If we were to believe that what has been reported on refugees fleeing,especially with regards to Turkey, one would have to believe that Syria is just about abandoned and that does not seem to be the case.
In case you missed the multi-million person turn out yesterday in Syria?
Therefore what is going on right now in Turkey is an expansion of troop encampment not refugee housing This is clearly an expansion of troop/rebel housing that began last year on the Turk/Syria border in Hatay province
Turkey set up more tents and containers on Thursday (yesterday)
Moreover, efforts are under way to construct tent-sites in Gaziantep, Sanliurfa and Kilis.
Gaziantep Governor Erdal Ata said they would erect 2,000 tents and the Red Crescent would send tents and blankets.
Executives of the southeastern province of Sanliurfa have also launched preparations to construct a camp for 20,000 people in Ceylanpinar town.Also, 2,000 containers have been set up in Kilis
It has been reported on a number of occasions and I have posted it on the blog that fighters are in the ‘refugee camps’ So we have to realize that this is definitely a sign that more troops will be massing on the border and being housed in the encampments.
The containers are most certainly going to contain weapons, munitions and other supplies.
Ruse- Syria 'Freedom Convoy' blocked at Turkish border-
All waving their flags of oppression and occupation!!!
This convoy had no intention of bringing aid INTO Syria
REALITY- Turkish operation specifically created for the media propaganda. Also, to cover up for troop/supply transferral closer to the Syrian border Where did this “Freedom Convoy” originate? .In the Turkish province of Gaziantep
Disguising troop and supply movement that is being pushed ever closer to the Syrian border.
It appears Turkey is moving closer to attack.