Saudi, Turkish invasions of Syria?

This video from the USA says about itself:

What Turkey & Saudi Arabia Aim to Gain with Possible Ground Invasion in Syria
15 February 2016

Col. Larry Wilkerson says Turkish and Saudi officials may be bluffing, but the prospect nevertheless is a calamity reminiscent of pre-World War I conditions

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  3. Tuesday 23rd February 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    by Our Foreign Desk

    ANKARA backtracked yesterday on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bellicose weekend claims that Turkey reserved the right to invade Syria in defence of its national security.

    Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed speculation about such an operation yesterday as “disinformation and manipulation.”

    He also took the opportunity to play down comments by fellow ministers about Saudi Arabia sending troops and war planes to Turkey for use in an invasion.

    “A land operation of Saudi Arabia and Turkey in Syria has never been on the agenda and it is not on the agenda,” Mr Cavusoglu declared.

    Neither the US nor its Nato allies in Europe have backed such a provocative move.

    Mr Erdogan insisted on Saturday that Turkey retained the right to act not only in Syria but elsewhere.

    “Turkey has every right to conduct operations in Syria and the places where terror organisations are nested with regards to the struggle against the threats that Turkey faces,” he told participants at an event in Gaziantep.

    Ankara’s stance has “absolutely nothing to do with the sovereignty rights of the states that can’t take control of their territorial integrity,” Mr Erdogan insisted.

    “On the contrary, this has to do with the will Turkey shows to protect its sovereignty rights.”

    Mr Erdogan blustered that his government would treat “attitudes to prevent our country’s right directly as an initiative against Turkey’s entity, no matter where it comes from.

    “No-one can restrict Turkey’s right to self-defence in the face of terror acts that have targeted Turkey. They cannot prevent us from using it.”

    Turkish forces have been shelling Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces and Damascus government troops on Syrian territory since mid-February.

    There have also been reports of dozens of Turkish military vehicles crossing into Kurdish northern Syria, with servicemen digging trenches in the area.

    An Ankara court charged 14 people yesterday in connection with last week’s suicide car bombing against buses carrying troops that killed 28 people.


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