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Turkey to Continue Attacks on Kurdish Fighter Positions in Syria - Erdogan

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According to the Turkish president, the country won't stop its attacks against Kurdish fighter posts in Syria.

ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkey will continue attacks on Kurdish fighter posts in Syria in return to alleged attacks by the Syrian Kurds, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.

"Let no one think we will step back. We will respond many times to every shot from that side," Erdogan said.

The remark follows Monday’s ultimatum put forward by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu against the self-defense forces of Syrian Kurds, demanding they abandon the Menagh Air Base (or Minnigh Airport) in northern Syria near the Turkish border or the facilities would be destroyed.

On February 13, Turkish forces began shelling positions held by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish group with links to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), in Syria's Aleppo Province. Turkish forces bombed a village and the airport, which was recently seized by Kurdish forces.

Explaining the move, Davutoglu said Turkish forces’ shelling was a retaliatory measure within rules of engagement.

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  • vendor
    Until he gets a biach slap across his moustache.
  • vendor
    Turkey said on Wednesday it was seeking to create a “safe line” inside Syria that would include the flashpoint northern town of Azaz near the Turkish border. “We want to form a 10-kilometre (six-mile) safe line inside Syria, including Azaz,” Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan told A Haber television in an interview.

    www.almasdarnews.com/article/turkey-wants-10-km-long-safe-zone-in-northern-syria | Al-Masdar News

    From 30km down to 10km :) Soon he will demand 2m, but which way? Left, right or below?
  • jas
    If NATO is sincere about wanting peace, it will handle this problem. It is within NATO's power to resolves this problems and to help restore peace.
  • Baybarsin reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
    vendor, Even two meters into Syria is tresspassing. I like the idea of 'below'.
  • vendorin reply toBaybars(Show commentHide comment)
    Baybars, if we were to let him take 2m of the Syrian land then the Syrians could kick his arse all the way to Turkey in just one kick, or do you prefer multiple kicks :)
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