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    Prime Minister of Turkey declares intention to "protect" Aleppo

    Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that his country intends to protect Syrian Aleppo, calling it a settling of a historic debt.
    Last week the official representative of Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, said that there are serious grounds to suspect Turkey of preparing a military intervention in Syria. According to him, the Defense Ministry presented the international community with irrefutable video evidence, of which Turkish self-propelled artillery is firing on Syrian villages in the North of Latakia. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the allegations "ludicrous".


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    It's the 19th century all over again
    Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

    Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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    • #3
      The more things change, the more they stay the same.
      "Artillery lends dignity to what might otherwise be a vulgar brawl." - Frederick the Great

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      • #4
        The circularity of history is amazing isn't it ?
        Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

        Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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        • #5
          This is extremely dangerous situation which can escalate rapidly.

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          • #6
            Except it won't. These thing are almost always all bluster with no intent to act behind them at all.

            Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
            The circularity of history is amazing isn't it ?
            Indeed it is. I think a lot of it can be boiled down to the fact that a few things never change, geography and people.

            Oh and war. War never changes.
            "Artillery lends dignity to what might otherwise be a vulgar brawl." - Frederick the Great

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hawker_gb View Post
              This is extremely dangerous situation which can escalate rapidly.

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              Aren't they all ?
              Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

              Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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              • #8
                http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/10/middle...-us/index.html

                I say we let Erdogan fend for himself.
                "When they get in trouble they send for the sonsabitches." - Admiral King

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                • #9
                  If Turkey takes the first step and acts aggressively then article 5 doesn't get invoked.

                  However, this all depends on how they present their actions. After so long with people asking Turkey to do more against ISIS, Turkey could try and sell something like this in humanitarian terms, which was used up north a few years ago.

                  However, if this will be accepted by their allies is questionable. The US certainly isn't looking for a war with elections coming and no popular will for it. And for the European states, that could only exaggerate their severe problem with refugees.

                  Odds are it is more bluster - all too common for the region - but as hawker points out, it could escalate...

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                  • #10
                    Get a load of this.

                    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at the US over its support for Syria's main Kurdish group.
                    The failure to recognise the Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a terrorist group was creating a "sea of blood", he said.
                    Turkey says the PYD, on which the US relies to battle so-called Islamic State in Syria, is an offshoot of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
                    Mr Erdogan's comments come as Turkey faces pressure to allow in 30,000 Syrian refugees stranded on its border.
                    The refugees have fled an offensive by Syrian government forces and Iranian-backed militias, supported by Russian air strikes, on rebel-held areas around the divided northern city of Aleppo.

                    He also warned that by taking in the refugees, Turkey would be indirectly contributing to "ethnic cleansing" in northern Syria by the government.

                    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35541003

                    Now wait a minute, the Turks complaining about ethnic cleansing?

                    I think Erdogan is either going nuts or has been for awhile...
                    Credo quia absurdum.


                    Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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                    • #11
                      I don't think Erdogan is crazy.

                      Turkey is already facing another Kurdish insurgency within its borders. An Assad win in Syria would make Turkey (very) vulnerable since he would have some scores to settle and the Kurds would be the easiest tools for the job. Add some captured ISIL fanatics that the Assad regime could "reeducate" and send north and things are not looking good for Turkey.

                      Turkish military seizes US-made UAV in anti-PKK operation
                      http://www.todayszaman.com/diplomacy...on_410258.html

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Imperial View Post
                        I don't think Erdogan is crazy.

                        Turkey is already facing another Kurdish insurgency within its borders.
                        If there is a Kurdish insurgency in Turkey, it is one that Erdogan provoked.

                        An Assad win in Syria would make Turkey (very) vulnerable since he would have some scores to settle and the Kurds would be the easiest tools for the job.
                        Yes. But if you go meddling in the affairs of other countries you shouldn't be surprised if they start meddling in yours.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
                          ...Mr Erdogan's comments come as Turkey faces pressure to allow in 30,000 Syrian refugees stranded on its border.
                          ..
                          I suspect the pressure is to NOT allow them inside in borders.
                          Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

                          Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by hawker_gb View Post
                            Prime Minister of Turkey declares intention to "protect" Aleppo

                            Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that his country intends to protect Syrian Aleppo, calling it a settling of a historic debt.
                            Last week the official representative of Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, said that there are serious grounds to suspect Turkey of preparing a military intervention in Syria. According to him, the Defense Ministry presented the international community with irrefutable video evidence, of which Turkish self-propelled artillery is firing on Syrian villages in the North of Latakia. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the allegations "ludicrous".


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                            The ludicrous Erdogan has called the allegations ludicrous : Erdogan is an expert in ludicrous allegations .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Gooner View Post
                              If there is a Kurdish insurgency in Turkey, it is one that Erdogan provoked.
                              There is no "if":

                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_PKK_rebellion

                              Originally posted by Gooner View Post
                              Yes. But if you go meddling in the affairs of other countries you shouldn't be surprised if they start meddling in yours.
                              Surprised or not, normally you will prevent or react to that meddling.

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