Amid shelling of Kurdish positions, Turkey plans new incursion into Syria

Source:The Arab Weekly Date:04Nov2018

The Turkish government seems in no mood to call off its new push into Syria. “We have finalised our preparations, our plans, our programmes in that respect,” Erdogan said.

Pro-government Turkish media said Ankara’s plan is to establish a 30km-wide corridor south of the Turkish-Syrian border from the Euphrates in the west to the Iraqi border in the east. Since Turkey secured the Syrian regions of Jarabulus and Afrin west of the Euphrates in previous interventions, such a move would, in effect, end the Kurdish presence in the border region.


While nothing can be ruled out in Turkey’s one-man regime 5 months ahead of municipal elections, I highly doubt Ankara  would dare invade North-Eastern Syria.