Turkish invasion of Kurdish Afrin imminent?

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    After a long time of preparations it seems the Turks will wait no longer to remove Kurdish control from northern Syria.

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    "BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:55 A.M.) – The Turkish Army entered the predominately Kurdish Afrin Canton in northwestern Aleppo on Saturday, the pro-YPG Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported.

    According to ANHA’s report, the Turkish Army entered the Afrin Canton town of Bailya to open a corridor for their troops to possibly invade this rural region in northern Syria.

    The Turkish Army reportedly cleared several olive trees to create this corridor for their troops.

    Since August, the Turkish Army has been building up their forces around the Afrin Canton, sending a large number of military personnel and armored vehicles to this region.

    The Turkish regime views the YPG (military wing) and PYD (political wing) as offshoots of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – the latter is an outlawed group in Turkey that fought a long and brutal war against the Turkish Army."

    Turkish Army reportedly enters Kurdish enclave in northwest Aleppo
     
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    It is hardly possible. It is not the Turks who decide which territory the Kurds will control. Though it may well be that the Kurds-controlled territory will be squeezed only to the lands inhabited by the Kurds.
    But then again, transferring these lands to Turks will not give much pleasure for the Assad regime.
     
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    They surely want to sponge it up but officially they are committed to Syria´s territorial unity. And they don´t want a Kurdish land at the border. This would only encourage Turkish Kurds to rebel.

    Erdogan proclaims Mosul and Aleppo belong to Turkey
     
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    Erdogan, grr.
     
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    Creation of the Kurdish state is a matter of time I think. As well as dissolution of Syria and Iraq.
     
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    Because it was Erdogan there fighting the Daesh, right? Wait, no. That was Syria, Russia, Iran, and YPG.

    That's bullshit.
     
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    had the Russians not intervened Erdogan would probably still being busy supporting ISIS.
     
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    It´s the Americans and Israelis trying to install a puppet state there to weaken the region. They also planned AQ and IS caliphates.
     
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    The main reason is that contemporary Syria and Iraq are artificially created states whose main religious and ethnic groups are antagonists in some cases.
     
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    Yeah and there are tow trees growing missiles.
     

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