Will Turkey destabilize northern Syria again? - analysis

Chris

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Will Turkey destabilize northern Syria again? - analysis
Turkey has said it wants to buy US F-16s, hoping that dangling cash in front the US will distract from warmongering in Ankara.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
OCTOBER 18, 2021

Turkey is threatening a new military offensive in northern Syria aimed at the Kurdish minority in Tel Rifat. These are Kurds who were ethnically cleansed from Afrin by Turkey and its extremist Syrian allies in 2018. Turkey has tried for years to redirect the Syrian rebels to fight Kurds. In October 2019, Turkey pressured the US to withdraw from Syria and attacked Kurdish areas. Ankara has also worked with Russia and Iran in Syria.

Now there are concerns that Turkey wants a new green light to attack areas in Syria. It hosted Germany’s leader Angela Merkel recently and likely sought her support for an offensive. In addition, Turkey has said it wants to buy US F-16s, hoping that dangling cash in front the US will distract from warmongering in Ankara. What are regional media saying? Iran is concerned and thinks that there are “dangerous developments” afoot in northern Syria.

more.............. https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/will-turkey-destabilize-northern-syria-again-analysis-682312
 

athenasius

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Now there are concerns that Turkey wants a new green light to attack areas in Syria. It hosted Germany’s leader Angela Merkel recently and likely sought her support for an offensive.
Now that is interesting. Ancient Jewish historical sources link Germany with Turkey as 2 distant relatives --both descendants of Gomer. There is that reference in Ezekiel 38:6 to Gomer and all her bands. That might hint at growing support between Germany and Turkey as unlikely as that seemed a few years ago.
 
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