Turkish President Erdogan is breaking ranks with the western/NATO narrative on Syria and is saying things that will make Jerry & Co. cringe.
As Assad inches closer to freeing Aleppo from US/Saudi/Turkish sponsored ISIS-Al Qaeda jihadists, Erdogan appears to be entering panic mode…and this is where the Turkish leader can become a major headache for all the parties bogged down in the Syria quagmire.
Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily reports on some very controversial comments made by Erdogan at the first Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform Symposium in Istanbul…
“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].”
“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.”
So there you have it. Erdogan going off script and admitting that the entire operation in Syria was never about ISIS or Daesh, never was a civil war of any kind…but was a straight up and straight out regime change operation.
A western-NATO backed coup against the leader of a sovereign country.
Erdogan did not only stop at explaining the real reasons behind the Syrian war, but also went further to condemn the UN and the Security Council. Via Hurriyet Daily…
Erdoğan also said the U.N. could not provide justice with its current structure, suggesting that all continents and all belief groups around the world should be represented at the Security Council apart from the five permanent members. The president has constantly voiced his criticism on the structure of the Security Council, saying “the world is bigger than five,” referring to the number of permanent members.
As Turkey’s operation inside Syria continues, an offensive by the Syrian government with the help of its allies on the besieged parts of eastern Aleppo continued on Nov. 29, pushing rebels to pull back to a more defensible front line after losing control of a key district.
Erdogan is hitting the panic button, as the Syrian army, with Russian and Iranian backing, have liberated more than 80,000 civilians trapped in East Aleppo by ISIS jihadists, coincidently funded and trained across the border in Turkey.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement…
“During the last 24 hours, thanks to very well-prepared and careful actions, Syrian soldiers were able to radically change the situation.”
“Practically half of the territory occupied by rebels in recent years in the eastern part of Aleppo has been completely liberated.”
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