Chance (25 Mar 2018)
"So what is Turkey really up to in Syria?"

Hello John and Doves,

What is Turkey really up to in Syria?  Erdogan wants to bring back the Ottoman Empire.

Jerusalem is their goal.

Our U.S. troops are in Manbij now - will there be a collision of NATO countries?

Watch Turkey.


22 March 2018, 2:45 pm

"A Turkish regional governor last weekend declared while wielding a double-bladed scimitar above his head that Turkey’s forces would soon march into Jerusalem and other cities in the Middle East.

“God willing, we will take Afrin. We will take Manbij,” he said in videos posted on Turkish news websites, referring to another Kurdish-held city in Syria.

Waving a sword known locally as a zulfiqar above his head with one hand and holding a megaphone in another, he added: “We will also go to Mosul, and we will go to Jerusalem!… God is Greatest!”

The Turkish sultans controlled both the Iraqi city of Mosul and the holy city of Jerusalem for long periods during the Ottoman Empire."

"President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he told both U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that “Turkey will not step back in Syria,” vowing that the ongoing campaign in Afrin will be expanded to other parts of the war-torn country, including Manbij.

The Turkish military, along with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), launched “Operation Olive Branch” against the YPG in Afrin on Jan. 20, and Erdoğan vowed that operations “will not end in Afrin. Next are Idlib and Manbij.”

Manbij, a northwestern Syrian town, is particularly important as it is still under the control of the YPG alongside U.S. troops. Turkey has long been urging the U.S. to let the YPG pull back from Manbij to the east of Euphrates amid threats that it will not hesitate to launch an attack on YPG positions even if American troops are present.

No withdrawal from Manbij: US

However, a senior U.S. official said the U.S. “has no intention to leave Manbij,” despite Turkey’s words."