Turkey’s parliament ratified a motion to extend authorization for cross-border “counter-terrorism” operations in Syria and northern Iraq for two more years and to continue Ankara’s participation in a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.
However, Syria has repeatedly demanded that all forces it hasn’t invited into the country to leave immediately. The UN Security Council’s lack of action has allowed Turkey to persist in its crimes and aggression’s against Syria.
NATO-backed forces continue to occupy Syrian lands and impose demographic change, like Kurdish Turkification and engage in the “perpetual occupation” of these invaded areas.
The source called on the Security Council to “exercise its mandates and powers by condemning all the aggressive practices of the Turkish regime against the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic.
The diplomat also urged the international community to force Ankara to compensate the Syrian state for actions taken against Syrian civilians, infrastructure, public and private property, natural resources and the nation’s historical heritage.
Turkey has concentrated troops in areas of northern Syria in recent days and is reportedly preparing to launch a new offensive against Kurdish people hiding and living in Syria.
Ankara plans to launch an operation to take control of two-thirds of Turkey’s border with Syria and clear it of Kurdish rebels.
Erdogan also threatened to use heavy weapons against the Syrian Army amid tensions over Idlib, the wayward Syrian province occupied by terrorist remnants and pro-Zionist mercenary forces.
Syrian government forces and allied militias reinforced the Tel Rifaat area in the northern Aleppo countryside in anticipation of a possible offensive by Turkish forces and/or its allied western supported “Free Syrian Army” formations.
Turkey conducted three major military operations in northern Syria between 2016 and 2019 on the pretext of fighting Israeli-backed ISIS and Kurdish formations.
Ankara has also ordered a series of interventions into northern Iraq going back to 1992, with the latest missions, dubbed “Operation Claw-Lightning” and “Claw Thunderbolt.”
These invasive attacks kicked off in April, 2021 and saw air and artillery attacks, including the deployment of Turkish paratroopers and commandos against Kurdistan Workers’ Party fighters.
Along with its operations in Syria and Iraq, Turkey has also been involved in a number of other regional and extra-regional conflicts, such as deploying its troops to the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan.
But also providing military and arms support to the UN-backed Tripoli government in Libya, sending military support to Azerbaijan in that Muslim country’s recent war against Christian Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Ankara also engaged in a maritime dispute with Greece and Egypt over maritime boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Along with the Turkish presence in northern Syria, parts of the country are occupied by US forces (situated in the country’s oil and foodstuffs-rich northeast and at the at-Tanf garrison near the border with Iraq and Jordan), and Israel (the Golan Heights).
Damascus has repeatedly called on all foreign forces illegally stationed in the war-torn nation to vacate immediately, and has vowed to use every available means to restore the country’s territorial integrity.
Sputnik / ABC Flash-Point WW III News 2021.
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