Damascus condemns Turkish operation in Jarablus



Damascus denounced Turkey’s joint military operation with the Syrian rebels aimed at re-taking the Syrian border town of Jarablus from Islamic State militants (IS, former ISIS/ISIL). Damascus said it considers Turkish troops’ incursion into Syria a violation of its sovereignty.

Damascus condemned Turkish incursion into the Syrian territory after Turkey’s tanks and Special Forces supported by the Turkish and US aircraft and Syrian rebels launched an offensive on the Syrian northern border town of Jarablus, calling it“a national security issue.”

Syrian government officials said that any side willing to fight terrorism on the Syrian territory should cooperate with the authorities and the Syrian Army, “which has been fighting terrorism for over five years,” as reported by SANA news agency.

Syrian government called the Turkish operation a “blatant violation of the sovereignty” of Syria, adding that “replacing” Islamic State with“other terrorist organizations backed directly by Turkey” cannot be regarded as a fight against terrorism.

“What is happening in Jarablus now isn’t fighting terrorism as Turkey claims – rather it is replacing one type of terrorism with another,” a Syrian government official told SANA and once again called on the UN to “put an end to this aggression” and to make Turkey and the US-led coalition fulfill the UN resolutions related to closing the borders and preventing the terrorists from receiving funding and support from abroad.

The Syrian UN envoy also said Wednesday that the Syrian government did not request any such aid from Turkey and stressed that all foreign forces fighting terrorism in Syria should coordinate their actions with the Syrian Army.

Meanwhile, Russia also expressed its concern over the Turkish actions in Syria. Moscow is “deeply worried” by the developments on the Syrian-Turkish border, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that “a possibility of the further deterioration of the situation in the conflict zone” as well as “potential losses among the civilian population and the aggravation of … antagonism between Kurds and Arabs” is a “source of primary concern.”

The ministry also once again stressed that the Syrian crisis could be resolved only through peaceful means, including a broad interethnic dialog that should particularly involve Kurds.


“Damascus condemned Turkish incursion into the Syrian territory after Turkey’s tanks and Special Forces supported by the Turkish and US aircraft and Syrian rebels launched an offensive on the Syrian northern border town of Jarablus”

this is an illegal incursion into a sovereign country..imagine if a country did this to israel or jordan?


~ by seeker401 on August 26, 2016.

5 Responses to “Damascus condemns Turkish operation in Jarablus”

  1. Russia-Turkey: Dugin in Ankara

    On the eve of the coup in Turkey, the Russian geopolitician and philosopher Alexander Dugin was in Ankara, where he gave a press conference. Among other things he said, he insisted that the same forces want the destruction of both Russia and Turkey and are threatening Turkish sovereingty. He said that President Erdogan understood now the situation and he added that the two countries are now inaugurating a new system of relations, not just restoring old ties, but moving towards a strategic alliance.

    Mr. Dugin underlined that the territorial integrity of both Russia and Turkey are now threatened by the same enemies, that is by the hegemonic policy of the USA in the Middle East and by radical Islamism, as a tool of this hegemonic policy. This is why the “most important” now is to elaborate a “common strategy” of Russia and Turkey for the salvation of all the Middle East. But, as he said, “we cannot support the territorial integrity of Turkey and Russia, if we don’t support the territorial integrity of Syria”.

    President Erdogan understood already the significance of the provocation with the downing of the Russian jet, Alexander Dugin said, drawing the attention on the fact that America is promoting Chaos and it cannot guarantee even the territorial integrity of its own allies. He went on citing the examples of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Georgia and Ukraine, before concluding that such scenarios are harbored also for Turkey and suggesting a return to the policy of the alliance with Soviet Russia by Kemal Ataturk. The situation now is as critical as in the time of Kemal, he added.


  2. With the Putin-Erdogan-Agreement sabotaged, Turkish Armed Forces prevented from entering the “Kurdish Corridor”


    The Turkish Operation in Northern Syria was Agreed Upon with Russia


    • There are entire communities of Chechens and Uighurs now living in cities and towns in Syria and Iraq occupied by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). These particular groups have been considered off-limits to U.S. and its “coalition’s” attack planners because the CIA and its affiliated George Soros-financed non-governmental organizations, including the Open Society Institute, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Human Rights Watch all support the secessionist movements led by jihadist Chechen and Uighur groups who now have a safe haven inside the self-proclaimed ISIL “caliphate.”

      Russian and Chinese military forces now operating out of the Syrian port of Tartus and a Russian airbase in Latakia, Syria have enraged the CIA, Barack Obama, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia by hitting these Chechen and Uighur population centers. The Pentagon, which has provided military assistance to Uighurs and Chechens fighting under the banners of the Nusra Front and the Khorasan Group, both linked to Al Qaeda, complained that Russian war planes were striking Syrian “moderate” forces when, in fact, they were hitting Chechen and Uighur targets. Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish forces have insisted that there is no difference between ISIL and the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda, and forces claiming to be with the “Free Syrian Army.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the Free Syrian Army a “phantom group.”

    • great site and info- there! thanks Rev!!
      …the incident with the Russian jet seems clear now…

  3. Russia, Syria, and Turkey have agreed on joint operations in Syria


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