Erdogan admits Turkey illegally entered Syria to fight Government and not terrorists as originally claimed

 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has retracted on his statement that the Euphrates Shield Operation is to remove Syrian President Assad, and rather it is only to remove terrorist groups such as ISIS and the Kurdistan Workers Party-affiliated YPG.

“The aim of the Euphrates Shield Operation is not against any country or person but only terror organizations. No one should doubt this issue that we have uttered over and over, and no one should comment on it in another fashion or try to derail it,” Erdogan said at his 30th gathering with village chiefs at the Presidential Palace in Ankara

Erdogan on November 29 said that the Euphrates Shield Operation was to end Assad’s rule.

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Erdogan admits Turkey illegally entered Syria to fight Government and not terrorists as originally claimed

Posted on by michaellee2009

Turkey entered Syria to end Assad’s reign: Erdogan

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, stated on Tuesday that his army entered Syria in order to end the reign of Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, and bring justice to Syrians.

“Why did we enter? We do not have an eye on Syrian soil. The issue is to provide lands to their real owners. That is to say we are there for the establishment of justice. We entered there to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason,” Erdogan stated.

Erdogan alleges nearly 1 million people have died in Syria, despite the fact no monitoring or humanitarian group has put the death toll this high.

“In my estimation, nearly 1 million people have died in Syria. These deaths are still continuing without exception for children, women and men. Where is the United Nations? What is it doing? Is it in Iraq? No. We preached patience but could not endure in the end and had to enter Syria together with the Free Syrian Army [FSA],” Erdoğan said at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul.

The Turkish Army illegally entered Syria in August 2016, claiming that they were focused on defeating the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) in northern Aleppo; this did not prove to be the case, as they have repeatedly attacked the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the border.

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