Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused to believe the Syrian
statement, brushing it aside as just 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.
Reported troop entry into Manbij comes after Kurdish YPG asked for government help in preventing a ‘Turkish invasion’. But a senior Kurdish official, Ilham Ahmed, reportedly told AP that government troops have arrived but not yet entered the city.The military declaration came moments after the People’s Protection Unit, or YPG, made an appeal to P.resident 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. The US still has two posts around Manbij but they are due to pull out. Erdogan furiously called the announcement a ‘False Psyop’ but Turkey will now have to make new plans to continue its genocidal plot to expand the ´’Ottoman Empire’.
Trump’s abrupt decision to pull troops out of Syria has effectively given Ankara the green light to push into the remaining Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria.
After a long bloody siege Manbij was liberated from ISIS terror in 2016. Now with Trump’s sellout/betrayal and Russian and Syrian permission, the neo-fascist expanding Erdogan regime is letting loose its paid jihadi gangs to destroy the Manbij revolution, enslave women as before, and open the way for a real genocide in eastern Rojava.
Following the US decision to withdraw troops from Syria, the Turkish state has increased invasion attempts targeting Kurds. Massive invasion preparations are well advanced around Manbij area which will be a relatively easy target when the small US presence clears out.