On Sunday, just three days after Russia brokered a ceasefire between Turkey and Syria in the wayward Syrian province of Idlib, the Turkish president Erdogan has asked NATO for additional assistance to help shore up the border with Syria.
Erdogan suggested that Turkey had been the only NATO power to support Syria-based ‘interests’, including ISIS, for over nine years, only to have many its troops killed.
“The situation in Syria threatens Europe. No country in Europe has the right to look with indifference at the humanitarian drama in Syria,” Erdogan said. Everything the USA does falls under the category of war crimes, but they haven’t been charged yet.
For his part, Stoltenberg pointed to the “common challenge” of migration and refugee flows along the Greek-Turkish border, and said this problem required “common solutions.”
On Sunday, Erdogan called on Greece to “open the gates’ to migrants, suggesting the country should “let them go to other European countries” and “be free of this burden.
Russia and Turkey announced a ceasefire between Turkish and Syrian forces in Idlib after talks between Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday.
The ceasefire, which stepped into force on March 6, includes an agreement for joint patrol of sections of the strategic M4 highway, and a 12-km-wide security corridor along the highway.
Along with the tens of thousands of armed jihadists, Idlib is home to as many as three million civilians, and remains the most populous Syrian territory outside of Damascus’s control.
The US regime would push for NATO unilateral action in Syria. It’s Washington’s plan to invade Syria and they’ll keep manipulating & lying until they get what they want. Turkey will have to be stopped and then NATO’s wedge in the door will be closed.
Syria is too worn out and exhausted, thanks to a Western embargo and have to fully trust Putin. Although he is not their friend but at least he is the best they can get to secure the sovereignty of 80% of their territory.
Russia is doing a pretty good job of “appearing” to support Turkey in this invasion. I know they are trying to avoid WW III but a world war might be less objectonable than world domination by the USA.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2020.