“The operation of the Turkish army in the Syrian Jarablus is aimed against the Islamic State and the Democratic Union Party of Syrian Kurds,” the Turkish president Erdogan announced. In addition, Erdogan said that Turkey continues to support the territorial integrity of Syria.
Last night the security forces in Turkey launched an operation in the north of Syria.
The self-defense forces of Syrian Kurds should be withdrawn from the Western bank of the Euphrates River to the east otherwise Ankara will take measures, the Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Chavushoglu told the journalists in Ankara.
The Kurds will not leave the Syrian territories to the west of Euphrates despite Turkey’s demands, the representative of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Moscow Abd al Salam Ali. “These are Kurdish territories liberated by Kurds from terrorists in bloody battles. Why would we leave those areas on Turkey’s demand? Turkey has unlawfully invaded the north of Syria and now they dictate their conditions,” Abd al Salam Ali told RIA Novosti.
In addition, he did not rule out clashes between the Turkish army and Kurds.
Turkey whose troops have invaded Syria will “inevitably get stuck in the Syrian marsh just like the terrorists of the Islamic State.” Saleh Muslim, the leader of the Democratic Union Party, told Firat news agency. “All through these years Turkey has been fighting in the Syrian conflict through the IS mercenaries, Jabhat an-Nusra, Sultan Murad brigades and other groups. Direct military intervention would end up in significant losses for them,” the Kurdish politician thinks.
In addition, it is noted that the United States has not provided Turkey with HIMARS reactive systems to fight ISIS, despite earlier arrangements, the Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Chavushoglu stated, TRT Haber informed. According to him, the military actions in Syria code-named “Euphrates Shield” conducted by the Turkish air force are aimed at battling terrorists along the Turkish border.
The world mass media note high risk of transfer of active military actions between Turks and Kurds to the Turkish territory. It is noted that the situation in Turkey is not stable and a single spark will cause the country to blaze, to say nothing about the regions where Kurds live. It is not ruled out that the region is headed for a revision of borders. It is not accidental that Erdogan and Putin are already upholding the territorial integrity of Syria, not Assad.
Yesterday Foreign Policy republished its article on the treaty of Sykes-Picot (http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/10/sykes-picot-treaty-of-sevres-modern-turkey-middle-east-borders-turkey/?utm_content=bufferb6dcb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
) with a map. On this map Armenia borders with Mesopotamia and Syria. The magazine reminded that the treaty is still valid and it is possible that someone is trying to revive it. This treaty was played down by the Treaties of Kars and Moscow between Russia and Moscow which divided the region in their way. Now Moscow and Ankara are trying to stay in the region and to prevent the revival of the treaties of Sykes-Picot and Sevres adopted by the international community earlier.
This time Turkey and Russians have picked Kurds as victims, not Kurds. Will the Kurds fight or will they accept the option of genocide to achieve its recognition for 100 years?