Turkey Preparing for Military Intervention in Northeastern Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Saudi newspaper claimed that Turkey is paving the ground for military intervention in Syria amid the Syrian army and Kurdish forces’ united operations to defend their lands against the ISIL in the Northeastern city of Hasaka.

The London-based al-Hayat newspaper reported on Sunday that 12,000 Turkish forces are ready for military intervention in Syria under the pretext of creating a buffer zone to protect the Turkish borders against the threat of the terrorist groups.

It also added that the Kurdish forces deployed in Hasaka have joined the Syrian government forces to fight against the ISIL terrorists in the Eastern parts of the country.

The Syrian government confirmed on Saturday that the army troops have secured Hasaka, rejecting reports that the ISIL terrorists are still in control of the main buildings there.

The Syrian government issued a statement yesterday, saying that Hasaka is now safe and the army soldiers are cleansing the city from the remnants of the Takfiri militants.

The statement added that the terrorists tried to sneak into the city for several times, but the Syrian forces hunted them down.

It also denied a report that a major prison in Hasaka was attacked by the terrorist group, saying that the facility in Ghweiran District is under the control of government forces.

Chief of Hasakah Police Department General Hasib al-Tahan told SANA that neighborhoods on Hasakah outskirts which were claimed to have been captured by ISIL, including Ghweiran, al-Aziziyeh and al-Salehiyeh, are “all safe.”

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

Is Turkey Preparing to Attack Rojava?
28 June 2015
KQ News Desk

Turkish newspapers especially those allied with the Justice and Development Party (AKP) have for the past few days been headlining discussions that have allegedly taken place between Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, former government and current majority party AKP and the Turkish Armed Forces on a possible military operation into Rojava (West Kurdistan-North Syria).

The headlines began coming thick and fast after the President declared ‘I am talking to the whole world, regardless of the price we might have to pay we will not allow a Kurdish state in North Syria, to the south of Turkey.’ This declaration was made on 26th June, a day after ISIS gangs, crossing over from Turkey (North Kurdistan), massacred over 200 civilians in Kobanê.

It is also being speculated that there is no concensus between Erdogan, his de-facto party and the Armed Forces and that the latter are wary of any military operation due to the unknown results it may trigger. The Armed Forces are asking the President and AKP to get support and the go-ahead from the USA, Russia and Assad, commentators are claiming.

The Turkish state for a long time were calling for a no-fly and buffer zone in Rojava on the pretext of bolstering the fight against the Syrian regime and protecting refugees. This was rejected by the international community and only the training and arming of FSA elements was supported. With Erdogan’s latest speech it has become clear that his main concern is the autonomous cantons of Rojava.