convoys with heavy weapons, armored vehicles, tanks and ammunition arrived in the new year night in the Eastern border provinces of Mardin and Sirnak.

Despite the fact that Turkey had moved to an Offensive against Kurdish forces in Northern Syria, managed to get the device in the direction of the Syrian border, the state news Agency Anadolu reported. Official justification: The equipment was destined for the border fortifications.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had announced three weeks ago an Offensive against Kurdish troops, they then moved – probably to the US pressure.

Shortly before, had proclaimed US President Donald Trump,the American troops from Syria to deduct. The US withdrawal will change the balance of forces in the Region. Turkey sees its Chance, against the Kurdish YPG militia, which it considers as an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdish workers ‘ party PKK and thus a terrorist organization.

The YPG is at the same time an important force in the fight against the terrorist militia “Islamic state” (IS). Experts fear that a Turkish attack on the Kurds could weaken the fight against the IS.

President Trump had recently tweeted that Erdogan had assured him that Turkey could wipe out the Remnants of the IS in Syria””. Such Offensive outside of the border area could bring the Turkey, which supports the Syrian Opposition, however, in conflict with the Syrian government and Russia and Iran.


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