the new Turkish military operation against the Kurdish militias in Syria threatens to unleash a new one international crisis In the Middle East. Violence that rockets Recep Tayyip Erdogan They attacked what he considered his main enemies in West Kurdistan The Syrian also provoked a reaction Russiaa country that Ankara considers more of a partner than an adversary, and which also risks creating internal conflict within Boyas one of them hit a base Syrian Democratic Forces But it is shared with U.S. militarythat maintains its presence in the region. And at the same time a new one missile attack by the Syrian Kurdish militia Ypg/ypj to me cherisheda town in Syria near the border with Turkey, caused deaths and injuries.
On Monday, the Turkish president rejected any hypothesis to slow down the renamed offensive “claw sword”Stating that The operation will not be limited to airstrikes, it can also include ground forces. Even today, the Turkish president has reiterated that an operation with the ground forces could take place “soon”: “God willing, soon.” We will destroy them with our tanksOur artillery and soldiers. We responded to the treacherous attack that took the lives of 6 innocent people by destroying terrorist targets in northern Iraq and Syria. We know very well who arms and encourages terrorists.”
But this aggressiveness risks creating problems for him in relations with the United States and Russia. An armed drone from Ankara, according to the National Observatory for Human Rights in Syria, struck the American base of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the area Al-Hasakah, killing three Kurdish militiamen. The action that occurred shortly before the message was sent by The Kremlin Who warned the Turkish executive authority that some measures in Syria might lead to another step “Destabilization”invitation, through the spokesperson Dmitry PeskovAll parties involved in moderation. Russia and Turkey have different views on the situation in Syria and on who has not fulfilled their obligations Sochi note – explained Putin’s spokesman, – these disagreements were repeatedly discussed by the two presidents. Thank God, the relations of friendship and partnership with Turkey make it possible to discuss these differences openly and constructively.
Russia, through the Special Envoy’s declaration astana, Where a tripartite meeting was held between Russia and Turkey and Iran On Syria, he then added that he hoped Erdogan would show restraint and refrain from “any excessive use of force” in Syria: “We hope to persuade our Turkish colleagues to refrain from resorting toExcessive use of force On Syrian territory “to avoid an escalation of tension.”
Meanwhile, Ankara presents the numbers of the new military operation in northern Syria, after the campaign Afrin And the Tel Rifaat Renamed “Olive branch” This forced thousands of civilians to leave their homes to flee the violence of the Islamist militias chosen by Turkey. They claim to have “neutralised around 184 terrorists from the… PKKIn the cross-border air operation launched Sunday between northern Iraq and northern Syria, where the party sees “illegal hideouts” and is planning “attacks on Turkish territory.” There are 89 targets, including shelters, bunkers, caves, tunnels and warehouses, destroyed in the first phase of the operation. “The Turkish Armed Forces show a level of sensitivity that no army has shown in not harming civilians, the environment, and historical, cultural and religious structures, both in planning and carrying out activities. Whatever needs to be done in line with all these sensitivities, the Turkish Army will do until the end.” The defense minister then concluded by saying that since the beginning of the year, Turkey had “neutralised 3,585 terrorists”.