Editor’s note: Yesterday, Veterans Today and South Front presented a video outlining Erdogan’s plan to move troops into Syria and set up a buffer zone to protect ISIS’ oil theft and to keep arms moving to his terrorist allies. Today we reported, with limited confirmation, that Russian engineers are moving to a Syrian Kurdish city on the Turkish border where, according to the pro-Erdogan Barzani regime in Erbil, a new Russian air base is being set up.
Now, Sputnik News, a Russian based but fully independent news source is now reporting that Erdogan has approached the US asking for help against what he sees is a Russian threat, and as Jim W. Dean so often points out (“You just can’t make this stuff up!”).
Russia is planning, according to Erdogan, to interfere with Turkey’s illegal oil trading with ISIS and cut off their arms supplies. This would also cut off Turkey’s supply of Christian slaves as well, one of the very real scandals among so many, that have been suppressed.
It is also becoming impossible for the world to ignore that Erdogan’s program of ethnic cleansing of Kurds inside Turkey is piling up dead and will eventually reach the levels of the 1915 massacre by Turkey of Armenians. From Sputnik News:
Amid rising tensions between Ankara and Moscow, Turkish President Erdogan has expressed concern over the alleged presence of Russian engineers near the country’s Syrian border.
“We have said this from the beginning: we won’t tolerate such formations (in northern Syria) along the area stretching from the Iraqi border up to the Mediterranean,” he told reporters. “We maintain our sensitivities on these issues.”
Erdogan said he plans to discuss the matter with US Vice President Joe Biden when the two meet on Saturday.
“I can say that Turkey is closely watching every military movement on its borders and especially the border with Syria,” a Turkish government source added, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Putin, during his annual press conference:
“They [Turkish authorities] thought that we would turn tail and run! No, Russia is not that country. We have increased our presence in Syria, have increased the number of combat aircraft deployed there. There was no Russian air defense system there –now there’s the S-400. If before, Turkey had constantly violated Syrian airspace, let them try it now.”
Erdogan’s comments also come amid Turkey’s increased concern over the presence of Kurdish militants along the border. While the YPG has proven to be one of the most effective ground forces fighting against Daesh in northern Syria, Ankara has labeled the group a terrorist organization.
While Moscow has pushed for the inclusion of the YPG in Syrian peace talks, Ankara has refused, threatening to extend the bloody conflict.
“For us, there is no difference between PYD, YPG, PKK, or Daesh,” Erdogan said. “We will discuss this with Biden tomorrow. “I hope that this joint stance will be aimed at preventing this wrong Russian formation in northern Syria.”
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