US [GENERAL ALLEN] DENIES TURKISH ‘SOURCES’ CLAIMS OF US - TURKEY AGREEMENT TO ILLEGALLY CREATE 'NO FLY ZONE' NORTH OF ALEPPO IN SYRIA (24.07.2015)
The recent NATO propaganda in their not so covert war on Syria is sadly predictable as they continue to face defeat in attempting to illegally overthrow the Syrian government.
Provocative unknown 'sources' in Turkey claim despite US denials, that the US has agreed to a 'no fly zone' in...Syria, which is obviously not a lawful decision either the US or Turkey could take, not least since the supposed "enemy doesn't own a single aircraft".
US & Turkey continue provocations to try and illegally overthrow the Syrian government
The best observation I have seen, makes the crucial point, that why would a 'no fly zone' be needed when the supposed 'enemy' doesn't own a single aircraft !!
"A recent joint action consensus between Turkey and the United States, which includes the use of the İncirlik Airbase in southern Turkey in fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadists, also covers a partial no-fly zone over the Turkey-Syria border, according to sources.
The 90-kilometer line between Syria’s Mare and Cerablus will be 40 to 50 kilometers deep, sources told daily Hürriyet, while elaborating on the consensus outlined by Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, following a cabinet meeting on July 22.
However, sources avoided saying whether such a zone would be broadened in the future.
This security line will prevent radical groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front from gaining the mentioned land.
U.S.-led coalition jets will provide security over the land “when needed,” carrying out “attacking or exploration” flights, sources said.
Jets belonging to Turkey, which is not a member of the coalition but lends support to the anti-ISIL fight, will also be allowed to take similar flights “when needed,” the sources added.
The coalition jets will be allowed to use the İncirlik NATO base and Turkish air field, they said.
In addition, an artillery backing by the Turkish military has also been considered. The consensus also covered permissions for jets from other countries which may possibly join the coalition in the future.
The use of the airfield will be coordinated with the Turkish army, sources said.
Following a final declaration of the agreement on the no-fly zone, the jets of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria will not be permitted within the zone, and those which violate this will be targeted.
The agreement did not directly target the Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), but a counter move will be possible if the PYD and its armed force, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), threaten the Turkish border, namely bidding to change the demographic structure, according to sources. However, they said the U.S. would not take a direct stance against the PYD, which is now fighting against ISIL.
The coalition jets will also be able to use bases in the southeastern provinces of Batman, Diyarbakır and Malatya in cases of emergency"
obomber and erdogan are not exactly known for their honesty or respect for civilian society's rule of law
"...While the United States shares Turkey’s antipathy for Mr. Assad, the Turks had previously insisted on a no-fly zone in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey, in exchange for allowing the United States to use their air bases.
A no-fly zone would create a safe area to arm and train moderate rebels fighting Mr. Assad and allow an opposition government to take root. The United States has largely opposed this because it would broaden Mr. Obama’s stated objective of focusing only on the destruction of the Islamic State; however some within the government, especially at the State Department, believe the idea should be given serious consideration.
Asked on Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado whether a no-fly zone was part of the deal with Turkey, General Allen said, “No. It was not part of the discussion.” He referred all other questions about the agreement to officials in Washington..."
The US military should not just be thrown out of the Middle East, but also Europe.
Thus far, the US & Turkey are provocatively 'playing to the cameras' and 'home crowds'.
Turkish fighter jets pounded Islamic State targets in Syria early on Friday, the prime minister's office said, after Turkey said it would take any "necessary measures" to protect itself from Islamist and Kurdish militant attacks.
Police, backed by helicopters and special forces, also launched overnight raids on more than 100 suspected Islamic State and Kurdish militant locations in Istanbul, according to media reports. Some 5,000 officers were deployed in the operation.
Three F-16 fighter jets took off from a base in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey, in the early morning and hit two Islamic State headquarters and one "assembly point" before returning, the Prime Minister's office said in a statement.
"Turkish fighter jets didn't cross the Syrian border during the operation," said one official, adding that the attacks had taken place in an area of Syria, across the border from the Turkish town of Kilis.
Broadcasters CNN Turk and NTV reported that anti-terror police raided more than 100 locations across Istanbul.
A press officer for the Istanbul police declined to comment.
The Prime Minister's Office said on Thursday that Turkey will take any necessary measures to protect public order and national security following attacks by Islamic State and Kurdish militants.
It has been hit by a wave of violence in the largely Kurdish southeast after a suspected Islamic State suicide bombing killed 32 people, many of them Kurds, in a town on the Syrian border.
(Reporting by Orhan Coskun and Ece Toksabay; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
Turkey may not have violated Syrian 'airspace' per se, but it did deliberately violate Syrian state sovereignty really, and most certainly not in the pursuit of the fake 'Islamic State'.
"...Meanwhile, other reports said earlier in the day that another militant group, allied to the PKK, had shot dead in Istanbul an alleged member of the Takfiri ISIL terror group who had fought in Syria.
The man, identified as Mursel Gul, was assassinated late on Tuesday, local media reports said on Thursday, adding that the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H), the youth wing of the PKK, claimed responsibility for the killing in a statement.
The YDG-H statement further insisted that the alleged ISIL element had come to Istanbul seven months ago for medical treatment after being wounded while fighting against the Kurds in the northern Syrian town of Kobane.
“We will continue our operations against the IS (ISIL) gang and have identified many of them and will execute and punish them,” it said. “The Suruc murderers will be brought to account...”
President Assad's aide Bouthaina Shaaban
civilians around the world remain totally unimpressed by 'british diplomacy' which has always disguised a completely two faced lawless reputation evidenced in the comments by war mongering war criminal paddy ashdown
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