If Turkey becomes less stable it will worsen everything for Syria. Iraq and Iran. Why people don't grasp this basic bit of common sense? I don't know?
1- Turkey announces offensive:
Erdogan tweeted the mission is designed "to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border, and to bring peace to the area" and preserve Syria's territorial integrity and liberate local communities from terrorists."
Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri'miz Suriye Milli Ordusu'yla birlikte Suriye'nin kuzeyinde PKK/YPG ve Deaş terör örgütlerine karşı #BarışPınarıHarekatı'nı başlatmıştır.
Amacımız güney sınırımızda oluşturulmaya çalışılan terör koridorunu yok etmek ve bölgeye barış ve huzuru getirmektir.
2- BREAKING Turkey has closed its airspace along Syrian border due to ongoing air strikes
3- Flights are leaving from a base in Diyarbakir
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"Erdoğan said the offensive, dubbed "Operation Peace Spring", would aim to eliminate threats from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and the Islamic State militants, and enable the return of Syrian refugees in Turkey after the formation of a "safe zone" in the area."
4- Syrian officials were notified through diplomatic channels
"Turkish foreign minister says Ankara sent a diplomatic note to the Syrian consulate in Istanbul to inform them of the operation into northeast Syria."
5 -Germany Condemns:
"Germany's foreign minister is condemning Turkey's offensive in northern Syria and called on Ankara to end the military action, saying it threatened "a further humanitarian catastrophe and further displacement of persons."Must be where MoA gets their talking points? I question why it is Germany's FM didn't care whilst the US and their Kurdish allies were creating a humanitarian catastrophe?
6- There has been rocket fire into Turkey from occupied Syrian territory
"Six rockets fired from Syria’s Qamishli landed in the centre of the Turkish border town of Nusaybin, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday."7- Two mortar shells hit Turkey's border town of Ceylanpinar, but there were no casualties, Turkish broadcaster NTV said.
8--Observation from Abdullah
9 Hi Penny.- UN Security Council to Meet Behind Closed Doors Tomorrow
I'm keeping close ears to the latest developments and will try and comment when possible. My phone keypad has stopped working and has been playing up for a while.
Thanks for our updates.
Not sure what is exactly going through Trumps mind. It is interesting his recent tweet spoke about the futility of US wars in Middle East and we went there on a false pretext. Quite staggering for a US president admitting this. Lots of the usual suspects coming out strongly against him. Staggering!
Anyway, lots of crocodile tears emanating from the West already within a few moments of Erdogan's tweet about start of operation. The coverage is bizzare and quite frenzied. So much destruction in Yemen and they are hardly moved.
So as expected condemnation bells ringing aloud already.
The United Nations Security Council will meet on Syria behind closed-doors on Thursday, diplomats said, after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in the northeast of the country.Russia and China didn't request the meeting.
The discussion of the situation in Syria by the 15-member Security Council was requested by the five European members, Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and Poland, diplomats said.
World Council Of Arameans- YPG Use Christian Proxies to Fear Monger Against Turkey
"If there indeed had been Christian victims in Afrin, it could have been Aramean teens snatched from the streets in the Hasakah province by the YPG/Asayesh and sent against their will to Afrin as human shields into a fight against Turkey."Putrid claims regarding betraying of the Kurds don't fly here. I've amassed enough evidence at the blog to understand, clearly and unequivocally the YPG/PKK/SDF are no innocents. Including the heavy duty abuse they dish out on non compliant Kurds. All your brainwashing aside.
11: For all the "green light" disinfo media -And there are so many of you out there
"President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. does not endorse Turkey's military assault on Syria, calling the operation a "bad idea."
Trump's written statement was issued hours after Turkey, a NATO ally, launched an offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria'
"The United States does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea," Trump said."