Stanislav Tarasov. Geopolitical “plug” for Assad Erdogan
Nurriyet newspaper, citing a source in the Defense Ministry claims that high-ranking military officials of Turkey and the United
States are completing the building of the General Staff in Ankara talks on training militants of the opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA), which will be used to control both the government forces of Syria, and with militants “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (LIH).
The source reports the preparation of 2 thousand. Militias in the training center of the gendarmerie Kirşehir province in central Turkey. Earlier, US President Barack Obama has asked Congress for 500 million. Dollars to support the Syrian opposition.
He also said the change strategy against LIH.
According to some, its essence is that if at the stage of formation of an international coalition fighting LIH was declared the main goal, now, this operation will be carried out “in parallel” with the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad.
Recall that Turkey determines its participation in the coalition need to change its goals – in the first place it puts the fight with President B. Assad, the second – with LIH.
The basic element is a new concept in Washington against Assad declared PAS, which has yet to recreate that essentially means the revision of already existing strategy.
Earlier in the Turkish media reported that during the visit of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York for the UN General Assembly, allegedly as a result of several private meetings with US Vice President Joseph Biden, was a plan of action of the three points:
the establishment no-fly zones in the north and south of Iraq, as well as along the Syrian-Turkish border by the Turkish Air Force and the international coalition;
Turkish Air Force bombing areas under the control of the LIH in Syria – Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor and the Kurdish zone on the border with Turkey;
subsequent land invasion and occupation of these areas by Turkish troops, and the creation of a new opposition-controlled areas of the government, which should have been to begin resuscitation SSA.
As we can see, the implementation of the plan begins with the SSA, and Turkey, yet indirectly, immediately faced with three fronts:
general Kurdish having just three areas – Syrian, Iraqi and Turkish, as in its south-eastern vilayets resumed war against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
Division LIH in Syria, with whom fighting local Kurds actually act as a buffer between standing on the border with Syria Turkish troops and the Syrian army.
In addition, there were reports that the military leaders of the LIH and “Al Qaeda” agreed on the cessation of hostilities and the planned joint actions against the Syrian government army, the SSA and local Kurds.
As reported a REGNUM earlier, serious Turkish experts suggest that LIH will expand the front fighting in Turkey, as “on its territory strengthened cell” al-Qaeda “.”
According to the Associated Press, the new dzhihadistky alliance “should lead to the cessation of fighting between Islamist groups and the concentration of forces against the Kurds in northern Syria, and not in the direction of the fight with Damascus.”
Objectively, it suits Ankara, and apparently, so she tries to withdraw from the coalition strike LIH because Damascus had built before the so-called Ankara “Kurdish fork.”
Syrian President Assad granted citizenship B. 2.5 thousand. Turkish Kurds.
Already during the war, he withdrew from the Kurdish areas of the troops, gave them de facto autonomy, shifting them responsible for the war against the jihadists.
As a result, on the borders of Turkey (in northern Iraq and northern Syria) appeared autonomous Kurdish education that stimulates the PKK to fight already in Turkey.
Damascus satisfied and that the flow of refugees from the Kobanov (mainly Kurds) aims precisely to Turkey.
In the case came to power in Damascus, the Syrian opposition forces, supported by Turkey, all prospects Syrian autonomy immediately disappear.
Therefore Syrian Kurds will continue to support Damascus, and they, in turn, will help the Iraqi and of course Turkish counterparts.
If the alliance will become jihadists squeeze the Kurds of northern Syria, they will rush to Turkey, where, with the support of the PKK will form their antidzhihadsky front, which inevitably will delay to Turkey and LIH.
Another scenario is to prevent such a development, Ankara might take a chance on the occupation of Northern Syria, which will lead to the clashes of the Turkish army against Kurdish militias and the Syrian army.
East – a delicate and there maybe the most incredible temporary alliances.
On the one hand, Ankara, judging by the data, given in the Turkish media, continues tacit support LIH.
On the other – there is reason to believe that LIH is in no hurry to attack Damascus, and its air force strikes on positions more CCA.
But if Damascus is the liberation struggle, who will respond in Ankara on the question of whether in the name of what the goals and ideals of Turkey is preparing to get into an armed conflict, it is fraught with serious geopolitical consequences?
Stanislav Tarasov – chief editor of the Eastern edition of a REGNUM
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