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originally posted by: AnonymousTM
Turkey will invade Syria within the next week to two weeks. They are pouring troops and hardware onto the border with Syria very quickly. Turkey will in effect be fighting two wars. One against Syrian-Kurds who they believe are apart of terrorist organisations recognised by Ankara and ISIS. My family lives in towns near the border with Syria and last time I visited them they were concerned about ISIS making a move into Turkey. The terrorist attack which took place last week was essentially the final straw and further attacks this week by ISIS on Turkish soldiers. I have family who have served and are currently serving in the Turkish Armed Forces. ISIS need to be degraded, destroyed and wiped out. I am confident that Turkey will make sure it happens.
originally posted by: Patriotsrevenge
So Turkey is now engaging the Kurds who U.S. special forces work with daily? Dumb move on their part. Its time to remove that idiot Obama cause he will not help anyone with normal Morals in this war.
Turkey needs to be Nuked for supporting ISIS, the radiation will provide the same buffer that their military used to provide against any Russian invasion before lol.
US, Turkey Aim for IS-Free Zone in Northern Syria
The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State group out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, a move that would further embroil Turkey in Syria's civil war and set up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.
A U.S. official said Monday that the creation of an "Islamic State-free zone" would ensure greater security and stability in the Turkish-Syrian border region. However, the official said any joint military efforts with Turkey would not include the imposition of a no-fly zone. The official insisted on anonymity because this person was not authorized to publicly discuss the talks with Turkey.
The U.S. has long rejected Turkish and other requests for a no-fly zone to halt Syrian government air raids, fearing it would draw U.S. forces further into the civil war.
The discussions come amid a major tactical shift in Turkey's approach to the Islamic State. After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes started striking militant targets in Syria last week, following a long-awaited agreement allowing the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik Air Base.
On Sunday, Turkey called a meeting of its NATO allies for Tuesday to discuss threats to its security, as well as its airstrikes.
A Turkish-driven military campaign to push IS out of territory along the Turkish border is likely to complicate matters on the ground. Kurdish fighters in Syria control most of the 910 kilometers (565 miles) boundary with Turkey, and have warned Ankara against any military intervention in northern Syria.