Turkish soldiers have crossed into Syria, a published report said Wednesday, referring to data from a Turkish military authority.
The authority gave no further subtleties, the Bloomberg report said.
In a Washington Post commentary Wednesday, Turkish communications director Fahrettin Altun called on the international community to “rally” behind Ankara, calling the Kurds “armed thugs” from which the local populace should have been freed.
In the meantime, Iran has propelled an unexpected military drill close to the nation’s border with Turkey, the Islamic country’s state media reported Wednesday, as indicated by the Associated Press.
The revealed military move by Turkey follows President Trump’s recent decision to have U.S. troops pull back from Syria – a move that Trump’s critics have described as a deserting of Syrian Kurdish warriors who have been lined up with U.S. forces in the nation.
On Monday, Trump defended the decision, Haaretz announced, saying that U.S. support for Syrian Kurds was excessively expensive. Be that as it may, the move got bipartisan analysis.
Republican pundits included Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona, who said she trusts the president’s plan is “reconsidered.”
“I agree with President Trump’s objective to not be bogged down in the Middle East, to bring our men and women home, and we really need to be looking at the rising threat of China,” McSally said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Tuesday.
“However, we have a generational struggle and fight against Islamic terrorism.”
Iran, alongside Russia, are both key partners of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime and both have troops stationed in Syria.
Prior Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blamed the United States for playing “very dangerous games” with the Syrian Kurds, saying the U.S. propped up the Kurds as a “quasi-state” within Syria however was currently finishing its help.
“Such reckless attitude to this highly sensitive subject can set fire to the entire region, and we have to avoid it at any cost.”
Lavrov said Moscow is anxious to help Assad’s government in Damascus and the Syrian Kurds negotiate a settlement to their differences.