Turkish Defense Minister Yasar Guler stressed the need for the Bashar Al-Assad regime to meet several requirements before Turkish forces withdraw from northern Syria.

The requirements include the establishment of a new constitution and the holding of democratic elections, in addition to the formation of a government that represents all Syrian sects.


In an exclusive interview with Turkish newspaper Milliyet, Guler said: We don’t need anyone’s land… But how can we leave when there are four million Syrians in our country, and five million in Idlib are in danger of turning into refugees at any moment?

Can we leave there without a secure environment? He stressed that the Turkish military operations in northern Syria aim to protect Turkish citizens.

Why did we carry out Operations Olive Branch and Euphrates Shield? Because our citizens could not go to their fields, because terrorists were firing missiles at our citizens daily and harassing them with light weapons, Guler asserted.


Regarding the demands for withdrawing Turkish forces from northern Syria, Guler said that calling for Turkiye to withdraw is not a simple procedure, noting: First, an [secure] environment will be created.

The constitution, which the Syrian regime has to do at the moment, will be accepted and elections will be held. A government will be established, and it will embrace all the people here. After that, of course, we will be happy to do so.

Saying that Turkiye must withdraw cannot be that easy. The appropriate environment must first be prepared, the Syrian authorities must accept the constitution and hold elections, and a government must be established that embraces all the people there.

If these conditions are met, of course, we will happily leave.


Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian revealed that his country had proposed an action plan to the Al-Assad administration and Turkiye regarding withdrawing Turkish forces from northern Syria.

Abdollahian explained that Iran presented a proposal during joint meetings that Ankara pledge to remove its forces from Syria in exchange for the Al-Assad regime’s pledge to prevent any attack on Turkish territory.

n an interview with the Iranian newspaper Al-Vefagh, he added: We also proposed to Damascus and Ankara that Iran and Russia be the guarantors of this agreement.


The Iranian foreign minister noted that the Al-Assad administration assured Tehran: It is completely prepared to maintain the security of the border with Turkiye from within its territory.

Turkiye previously announced, in response to Al-Assad’s statements in which he stipulated the withdrawal of its forces before talking about any steps to normalize relations, that the withdrawal of its forces is a red line due to the current situation, stressing that the regime cannot currently secure the borders.

Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2023.

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23-09-23 19:24

Why is it Syria making demands without restoring democratic elections, rule of law and guarantees the safety not only of its citizens but returning refugees? No one needs to live in fear. If change doesn’t happen militant groups such as Zionist backed PKK and ISIS will seek nationhood within Syria borders

23-09-23 19:25

The problem is that Jews are unreasonable and can’t get along and when they get political power they make he11 on the other tribes. They will never get along because they can’t get along, when you are a Jew you are taught that it is your job never to get along. Putting the Jews in Palestine was a no brainer as to the wedge effect, and a way for the Jewish owned Anglo-American empire to get a foothold in the Middle East. Do you think this was the plan all along?

23-09-23 19:27

Now …
that’s the SAME POSITION Israel finds itself in …
with in both Gaza and the West Bank.
Israelis will not allow themselves to relinquish lands that remain hostile towards them … which armed and dangerous
Get it?

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23-09-23 19:44

WTF is an Israeli and who allowed you to enter Arab land? The word Israeli was invented in 1948 and they were copying from Arabic nationality names like Yemeni, Iraqi, and I- suffix is Arabic. These are a completely shameless people who go around copying things from other people. The Ashkenazim are completely foreign to the Middle East and there is no doubt today how foreign they are, they are 100% foreign because I own DNA says that they are 100% European. They remain in our land protected by the very same European and Western countries who hated them and… Read more »