Trump’s abrupt decision to pull troops out of Syria effectively gave Ankara the green light to take over and Turkify the remaining Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria, including important oilfields.
Turkey was all set to invade, poised to first take over the Manbij area and city, with thousands of jihadi mercenaries and its 500,000 strong army.
Then on Friday 28th Dec. the Kurds, in agreement with the Manbij Council invited Assad’s Syrian army to take control and the SAA immediately agreed and its troops planted the Syrian flag near the city….
Turkish army now with jihadi terrorists outside Manbij
December 28,by martyrashrakat ”Turkey on Friday said Syrian Kurdish militants “does not have the right” to appeal to Damascus for help to counter a threatened Turkish offensive in the north”.Source:AFP
comment.. ‘An RT video shows Turkish troop convoys invading Syria at Jarablus. The Kurdish invitation to Assad’s troops to defend Manbij from Turkey and its slavering, drugged, jihadi mercenaries has been accepted by Syria and some SAA troops are near the city.
However Erdogan seems to be going ahead with his invasion .. because it has nothing to do with a few Kurds being on the local multi ethnic council, and everything to do with destroying the Rojava Revolution, especially the liberation of women, and opening the way for a full scale invasion of eastern Rojava.
Erdogan is fuming mad, hopefully by just a day or two he has been prevented from seizing Manbij… which he would never ever give back.
Erdogan wants to genocide the Kurds and their customs, language and democratic revolution, but even more he wants to invade, take over and Turkify another province on the way to creating his boasted new Ottoman Empire’….
by martyrashrakat ”The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) controlling the area with arms does not have the right or power to make a statement or invite other elements on behalf of the local population,” the Turkish defense ministry said’…..
“We warn all sides to stay away from provocative actions and making statements that will bring further instability to the region,” the Turkish ministry said in a statement.
”Syrian government forces on Friday entered the strategic northern city of Manbij, held by the YPG since recapturing the area from the ISIL Takfiri group in 2016.
The Kurdish militants had said they invited government troops “to assert control over the areas our forces have withdrawn from, particularly in Manbij, and to protect these areas against a Turkish invasion”.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused to believe the Syrian statement, brushing it aside as a“psychological action.” Later in the day, the Turkish military crossed into Syrian territory at the border town of Jarablus. Several convoys of Ankara’s armored personnel carriers were seen making their way through streets. see video.
The reported troop entry into Manbij comes after Kurdish YPG asked for government help in preventing a ‘Turkish invasion’. The senior Kurdish official, Ilham Ahmed, reportedly told AP that government troops have arrived but not yet entered the city.
The military declaration on Friday came moments after the People’s Protection Unit, or YPG, made an appeal to President Bashar al-Assad‘s government to prevent a “Turkish invasion”.
Thousands of Turkish paid jihadi mercenaries had gathered on the Manbij border backed by the 500,000 strong Turkish army, but can now only proceed risking a Turkish war with Syria.
“The aim is to ward off a Turkish offensive,” Ahmed said. “If the Turks’ excuse is the [Kurdish fighters], they will leave their posts to the government,” she said. Syria said no autonomy offer has been offered to the YPG, but they did not make demands that they disarm, as happened in Afrin.
Until now Assad has not dared to resist the powerful Turkish invasions of Afrin, Jarablus, Azaz and Al Bab areas of Syria. Now the YPG/J and SDF have forced him to choose by offering Manbij to avoid a Turkish takeover.
The US still has two posts around Manbij but they are due to pull out.
Erdogan furiously called the announcement a ‘False Psyop’ but, unless it can make an agreement with Assad, Turkey will now have to make new plans to continue its genocidal plot to expand the ´’Ottoman Empire’.