Erdogan Says He Issued Ultimatum to Putin for Syria to Relinquish Gains or He’s Joining the War on AQ’s Side

Has given Syria until month-end to retreat from Syrian territory it has just retaken from AQ or he's invading

Speaking to MPs from his party Erdogan said that in a recent telephone call with Putin he has issued a demand that the Russian President makes the Syrian army pull back to lines it held before the current Idlib offensive, as well as a preceding one carried out last August.

According to Erdogan he told Putin that if Russia will not make Syria retreat from its territory, the Turkish army and air force would. Again according to Erdogan’s word he has given the Russian president until the end of February to accomplish this.

The Syrian army withdrawing to August 2018 lines would mean handing over a chunk of its sovereign territory back to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a spinoff of ISIS and an affiliate of al-Qaeda, which was the party which held it before the Syrian army advances.

Meanwhile, the Syrian advance continues, by month-end they are likely to hold even more previously AQ-held territory, rather than less of it. The number of Turkish army outposts on Syrian soil completely encircled by Syrian forces now stands at four.

Erdogan who started his reign with a motto of “zero problems with neighbors” for its part is involved in wars in Syria and Libya and has terrible even adversarial relations with Syria, Libya’s Haftar, Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Syrian Kurds, nationalist Turkish Kurds, EU, parts of Washington (Congress, the military) and if he carries out any part of his threats he will be able to add Russia and Iran to that list.

The Trump administration, however, has jumped at the chance to curry favor with Erdogan, and to encourage him to throw himself into the fray for al-Qaeda, most likely with a view what that would do to Russian-Turkish cooperation on gas, nuclear energy and arms.

Erdogan:

I told to Putin that Regime must retreat to the line which decided at Sochi if they don’t Turkey will make them retreat, to do this TAF’s air and land units will make the move when it’s needed and will conduct the operation

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ALberto
ALberto
2 months ago

Pa$ha Putz takes on the Bear. With Mikheil Saakashvil as his CIA/Mossad/MI6/US Ivy League provided military advisor the conflict with Russia could last hours perhaps even a full day.

Masdar
Masdar
2 months ago

Evidently the Turkish troops and their terrorist friends and their American agents got their butts handed to them when the pushed against Syria their allies and Russia and now Erdogan is threatening Putin and Syria with dire consequences. Of course the Twitter in Chief of the American forces is all for this ramping up of the battles as the American surrogate forces the al Qaeda are being decimated.

Zaphod Braden
Zaphod Braden
2 months ago

Of course Washington wants him to back AlQueda/ISIS … so does ISISrael.
The REAL reason America killed Soleimani, he played a massive role in halting the spread of ISIS.
Of course the USsrael is mad at Iran for fighting ISIS …. ISISrael is OUR dog.
ISIS never runs out of ammunition or explosives. ………….. WHY?!
ISIS never, ever, attacks ISISrael ………………………………… WHY?!
ISIS is completely surrounded by supposed enemies.
Everyone of the countries surrounding ISIS is SUPPOSEDLY an ally of the USA.
Time for the USA to take a good hard look at it’s “allies”.
Our “intelligence” agencies should have identified and destroyed those who are supplying ISIS but have not …… WHY?!
“our” Generals have not destroyed those who are supplying ISIS ………… WHY?!
You know DAMN WELL WHO supplies their weapons, that kill American Troops.
The FIRST thing a general that WANTS TO WIN a war does ….. is cut off enemy supplies. Time to clean out the Traitors.
The chaos in Syria was winding down. The TRAITORS in the Pentagon had spent 24 months at $10MILLION a DAY bombing sand. ISIS continued to hold miles long parades of OUR equipment complete with flags on clear, dry, sunny days, and the TRAITORS in the Pentagon “could not seem to HIT them with any of those thousands of bombs”. ..
Then the Russians came in and blew the ISIS asses off. Did you notice the parades ENDED. We had no problem with thousands of stealth tankers daily moving oil from isis-controlled areas to turkey(Erdogan’s SON), and on to the entity. Too bad Putin blew ’em up, blew ’em up real good! “Russia didn’t want Syria turned into a #FailedState like Libya & entered the war on Sept 30th 2015. They started bombing 100’s of ISIS oil tanker trucks and oil fields with just 35 planes. ISIS revenues were cut by 50% & things turned around.
ISIS has ZERO antiaircraft abilities. the TRAITORS in the Pentagon could have dropped bombs from HOT AIR BALLOONS or BIPLANES ……. We KNOW who the Pentagon is working for and it is NOT America.
That would be a “tragedy” for Israel and Turkey who are BOTH plotting to seize Syrian land for “greater” Israel and the “caliphate” of Turkey all the while genocidally flooding White, CHRISTIAN Europe with muslum invaders …………. they had to get that war going again …..

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
2 months ago

Twenty-five day heads-up. How satirical can one get?

Advantage to President Putin. Always.

XRGRSF
XRGRSF
2 months ago

Looks like we may finally see what Putin is actually made of.

jhawk620
jhawk620
2 months ago

Erdogan is showing his true stripes…: one ego-maniacal batshit crazy Sultan wannabe!

Pablo Rivera
Pablo Rivera
2 months ago

bad idea to put red lines on yourself…

stevek9
stevek9
2 months ago

Truly seems crazy. Does Erdogan really want to jeopardize the Akkuyu nuclear power plant (4 reactors) that Russia is building for him, at its own expense, the gas from the Turkstream pipeline (just completed), the delivery of the rest of the S-400 systems, and all of the Turkish/Russia trade, so he can grab a sliver of Syria? Does the geo-strategic advantage of having Turkey as an ally, mean enough to Russia to abandon Syria? Apparently Erdogan thinks so. Can he really walk this back, if Syria does not back down?

temujin1970
temujin1970
2 months ago
Reply to  stevek9

Syria will not give up any gains to the fool.

stevek9
stevek9
2 months ago
Reply to  temujin1970

OK. What do you think will happen? Will Erdogan follow through on his threat or not? That was my question.

tom greg
tom greg
2 months ago
Reply to  stevek9

Putin is a brilliant diplomat…he’ll figure something out.

getreal155
getreal155
2 months ago
Reply to  stevek9

Turkey will not give up its good yielding ‘friendship’ with Russia. So far this is only a matter of frustration. He has to say some thing to project his importance

stevek9
stevek9
2 months ago
Reply to  getreal155

So, you think it is all talk and he will not attack the Syrian Army?

Mikhail Garchenko
Mikhail Garchenko
2 months ago

“…or He’s Joining the War on AQ’s Side” THIS IDIOCY just “made my day”, definitely, LOL..!!! I would pay to see that. 😀

Grand Nagus Zek
Grand Nagus Zek
2 months ago

looks like the sultan of assholia has finally jumped the shark – ffs

BillA
BillA
2 months ago

wonder what it will take to get Putin to respond ? – no comment on the 4 Russians captured and shot, is it even true ?

ALTERNATE HISTORY
ALTERNATE HISTORY
2 months ago

President Erdogan has overplayed his hand. Let’s see if Putin and Syria will be as accommodating as others have been. If Putin is not, then that would signal that Putin has sufficiently burned turkey’s bridges from the US and EU to handle him.

Stephen Charles Slater
Stephen Charles Slater
2 months ago

Erdogan thinks he’s Mehmed II, the world thinks he’s nuts.

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

Erdogan also heavily funded the former Yugoslavians propaganda when they were seeking recognition as “Macedonians” as a way to weaponize them against Greece. Now billions bizarrely and quite ridiculously claim obvious Slavs “Macedonians”. It’s like claiming Donald Trump and Obama are Aztec Indians.

Now that around half the the former Yugoslavians have changed context of “Macedonian” from Slavic into founders of the Hellenistic period, many that claim to speak for history and ethics lie about the present to hide their shame of betraying Greeks. Instead they evade and engage in ethnic engineering “Macedonians” much like Soviet Union once did.

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1945v08/d258

Stephen Charles Slater
Stephen Charles Slater
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

What have Greeks done since Alexander and Philip made them Macedonia’s bitch?Tried to Trademark Macedonian history?Justinian the Great was born just outside Skopje, was he Greek too?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Another tidbit of history. William the conqueror was a NORMAN not British. His wife Matlida was from Flanders. Yet curiously their child, King Henry 1st, is claimed by the modern British as one of their own. Then of course linguistically and. culturally the modern British have little to do with the original Britons.

The modern British have far less in common with the original British than modern Greeks do ancient. So I’d be curious to know if you equally mock the modern British as not “real” British as you do Greeks Mr. Principles?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Skopje isn’t even macedonia you patronizing racist moron. LIke many others you have confused modern place names with ancient. Skopje is the homeland of the ancient peonians (and Dardianians to the north). Ancient macedon, the homeland of Alexander, is located in Greece.

Claiming Skopje “macedonia” is like claiming Mexico city is Texas. Bizarre and dangerous ethnic engineering that if left unchecked will eventually lead to another conflict in the Balkans. The Greek writing on ancient Macedonian artifacts isn’t going anywhere for the narratives of anti-Greek trolls.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Ummm… Philip was a self-determined Greek dear. He even competed at the Olympics as a self-determined Hellene. Now that obvious Slavs bizarrely claim to be founders of the Hellenistic period you don’t have a moral or intellectual leg to stand on you anti-Greek troll.

http://history-of-macedonia.com/2012/06/19/philip-ii-king-macedonia-greek-coins/

As for Justinian, he was a Roman emperor. Rome of that period encompassed many modern countries not just Greece. I would note Charlemagne of the Holy Roman Empire also claimed to be a Roman emperor too. I’d be curious to know do you equally claim modern Germans are not “real” Germans or do you just troll Greeks like some neo-nazis do?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

You couldn’t tell something authentically Macedonian if your life depended on it. All the artifacts in Macedonia from that period, located in Greece, not Skopje, are written in Greek troll and all attest to their self-determination as Hellenes.

SKA99
SKA99
2 months ago

From Syriana Analysis FB
Syrian Military Source 🚨
At exactly 2:00AM on Thursday 6/2/2020, in a flagrant coincidence with the Israeli air aggression and even with its air cover, a Turkish military convoy consists of a number of armoured vehicles crossed from the Uglinar region towards Syria. The vehicles deployed between Benesh, Ma`rat Misrin and Taftanaz to protect the terrorists, especially Al-Nusra Front, and to obstruct the progress of the Syrian Army and prevent it from completing the elimination of organized terrorism that besieges civilians in Idlib Governorate and takes them as hostages and human shields. General Command of the Army will continue its national duties in defending the homeland and citizens, and is ready and determined to confront the aggression, regardless of its names and forms.
The simultaneous Israeli and Turkish efforts and all those who support the armed takfiri terrorism will not stop our soldiers from pursuing their mission until the entire Syrian soil is cleared of the abomination of armed terrorist organizations.

General Command of the Army and Armed Forces
06/2/2020
https://www.facebook.com/1525596190985778/posts/2518233931721994/

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