Turkish troops enters Syria. "We are here to end Assad" - Erdogan - Welcome to WWIII

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http://www.newsweek.com/turkeys-erdogan-aims-ending-rule-cruel-assad-526478

In a speech on Tuesday, Erdogan condemned what he said was the failure of the United Nations in Syria and cast Turkey's incursion in August, when it sent tanks, fighter jets and special forces over the border, as an act of exasperation.

"Close to one million people died in Syria, and they continue dying. Where is the U.N.? What are they doing? We kept saying 'patience, patience, patience' but could not take it any more and entered Syria," Erdogan said.

"We are there to bring justice. We are there to end the rule of the cruel Assad, who has been spreading state terror."

But Turkey's "Operation Euphrates Shield" was not about battling Assad. It aims to sweep Islamic State from a roughly 90-km (56-mile) strip of the Syrian border and prevent Kurdish militia groups from seizing territory in their wake.

Tuesday was the first time in almost a month that Erdogan had mentioned Assad by name in a major public address, according to a review of his recent speeches published on the presidency website. He made no direct reference to events in Aleppo.

A senior official from one of the Turkmen rebel brigades backed by Turkey said some 60 percent of Turkmen fighters pulled out of Aleppo in August to take part in Euphrates Shield, withdrawing from front lines against Assad's forces.

"Of course that withdrawal had an impact. If those groups had stayed, perhaps Aleppo could have resisted more," said the official from the Muntasir Billah Brigade, although he doubted it would have changed the course of the battle.

"They did not have much of a chance as their weapons are limited - machine guns and Kalashnikovs - while the regime and Russians have used everything from barrel bombs to warplanes," he told Reuters from the Turkish border town of Gaziantep, a rear base for some of Syria's rebel forces.

Russia has been helping forces loyal to Assad try to take back full control of Aleppo by providing training, equipment, advice and intermittent air support.

Just over a year ago, Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet over Syria, prompting a breakdown in ties that was only resolved in August after Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Erdogan in St Petersburg




No way Russia will let that fly
 

King_Scrotus

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I'm curious now. This is a blatant act of Turkey in involving themselves in this war, so if Russia does get involved in attacks against them, would it allow Turkey to enact their NATO treaty, or would it be seen as them having dug the hole themselves, and being abandoned by their allies?
 
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Jan_Hus

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I'm curious now. This is a blatant act of Turkey in involving themselves in this war, so if Russia does get involved in attacks in them, would it allow Turkey to enact their NATO treaty, or would it be seen as them having dug the hole themselves, and being abandoned by their allies?
We'd probably take a hands off approach. Let them get smacked pretty hard by the Russian bear.
 

Huitzilopochtli

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Considering Putin wasn't too shy about polishing off the toys earlier this year, I think, even a thinly veiled proxy war between Russia and Turkey won't go so well for Erdogan.

It would be funny if the US does get dragged in, as Turkey is one of the very few NATO countries that tithes it's 2% GDP
 
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Erdogan, we kinda went through this with the election and the 5,000+ nuclear warheads that Russ--...

You know what, nevermind. Keep doing what you're doing, Erdie.
 

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