Herr Erdogan of the TurkReich can’t believe what’s happening in Syria. The US is making decisions that seem to show how little it regards its alleged alliance with the fledgling wanna-be Empire of Fascism. Erdogan is so gobsmacked about the whole affair that he’s trying to lead people to believe that Trump is not behind the US policy on Syria.
|As Turkey Begins Military Incursion in Iraq, Erdogan Suggests Trump Not Calling the Shots in Syria|
Turkey’s President Tayyip Turkey’s Erdogan U.S. objection to withdraw from Syria’s Manbij may not be President Trump’s personal view. Erdogan spoke to reporters on Monday before departing for a summit with leaders from the European Union in Bulgaria where he vows to continue to seek membership.
Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey had begun operations in Iraq’s Sinjar region, an area where it has threatened a military incursion, two days after sources said Kurdish PKK militants would withdraw from the area.
“We said we would go into Sinjar. Now operations have begun there. The fight is internal and external,” Erdogan told a crowd in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, without elaborating on what operations he was referring to.
Iraq’s Joint Operations Command denied that any foreign forces had crossed the border into Iraq.
“The operations command confirmed that the situation in Nineveh, Sinjar and the border areas was under the control of Iraqi security forces and there is no reason for troops to cross the Iraqi border into those areas,” it said in a statement.
Sources in Sinjar said there was no unusual military activity in the area on Sunday.
The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has waged an insurgency against the Turkish state for decades. President Tayyip Erdogan said last week they were creating a new base in Sinjar, and that Turkish forces would attack if necessary.