Turkey Slams 'Allies' For Sending "Planeloads Of Arms" To Terrorists Ahead Of Emergency UN Session

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has turned on Ankara’s allies, insinuating that the US in particular has been providing massive military support to Kurdish YPG in Syria.


In a speech to his ruling AK Party, RT reports that Erdogan said that ‘some allies’ of Turkey had provided the YPG Syrian Kurdish militia with 2,000 planeloads and 5,000 truckloads of weapons.

“Now, apart from 5,000 trucks, there are weapons and ammunition from around 2,000 planes.” the Turkish leader said.

He also accused Ankara’s allies of dishonesty when they say that they do not provide weapons for “terrorists,” referring to Kurdish-linked YPG forces.

It was not just Washington that Turkish officials were accusing, they specifically accused France of supporting terrorism ahead of an emergency UN session set for Monday...

"Anyone who opposes Turkey’s operation in northern Syria’s Afrin region is siding with terrorists and will be treated accordingly," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday.

"We hope France will support Turkey's operation against terrorists in Syria," the minister added in reference to what Turkey has dubbed 'Operation Olive Branch'.

After the Turkish military invaded northwest Syria over the weekend in an operation that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan described as cleaning out Kurdish "terror nests", France called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

FM Çavuşoğlu's words were given in warning to French politicians who say they will take up the issue of Turkish aggression at the UN. France has urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its air and land assault targeting US-backed Kurdish forces in Afrin, near Turkey's border.


The Turkish incursion reportedly prompted outrage from French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who stated:

"France calls on Turkish authorities to act with restraint in a difficult context, with the humanitarian situation deteriorating in several regions of Syria as a consequence of the military actions of the Damascus regime and its allies."

The French FM also took to twitter to announce that an emergency UN Security Council session is set to meet Monday - though strangely (though not unexpectedly) his harshest condemnation was still reserved for the "Damascus regime and its allies" even as Turkey is now bombing civilian urban areas from the air. Ambassador Le Drian further issued a direct message by phone to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Sunday.


Syrian Kurdish media has accused Turkey of launching the campaign out of a desire to ethnically cleanse the Turkish border region of its historically Kurdish identity

Indeed Erdoğan has vowed "to give Afrin back to its real owners" while claiming that "55% of Afrin is composed of Arabs with 35% of Kurds coming there later on". 

This as invading Turkish-backed militias (FSA) have been filmed shouting chants related to the ethnic cleansing of Kurds, according to Middle East analyst Hassan Hassan.



Thus Turkey's president is openly voicing a goal of radical demographic shift in northwest Syria based on claimed ethnic statistics as his army invades foreign soil.

Though accurate numbers are difficult to come by, Kurdish media reports dozens of dead and wounded civilians - including children -  from the over 100 airstrikes that pounded Afrin Canton over the weekend. Various international reports have cited numbers of civilians killed ranging from 7 to over 20, with many more wounded victims flooding hospitals in Afrin.

This weekend, Turkey began operation ‘Olive Branch’ against Kurdish forces in Afrin, deploying jets and land forces.

On Sunday Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed that tanks and military vehicles had begun to cross the Syrian border, according to Haberturk. They were said to advance roughly five kilometers into the Afrin region. Yildirim also said the Turkish military, NATO’s second-largest, would create a 30-km (19-mile) “safe zone” in the  region.

All of this was precipitated by multiple warnings issued by top Turkish officials claiming that the US was complicit in creating a "terror safe haven" along Turkey's border as the Pentagon recently announced it would be creating a 30,000 strong predominantly SDF "border force" ostensibly to protect US friendly zones from terror attacks.

As a reminder, Turkey sees the YPG as being closely linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – whom the government considers terrorists.

The United States is backing the YPG in Syria, seeing it as an effective partner in the fight against Islamic State.

However, the US stressed on Saturday that they are not supporting the PKK.

“We recognize Turkey’s security concerns about the PKK, a US-designated foreign terrorist organization,” Adrian Rankine-Galloway, the Pentagon’s spokesman said in a statement sent to the Anadolu Agency.

And then on Sunday, the State Department said it is "very concerned" about Turkish military action, but stopped short of outright condemnation, and even appeared justified the military operation as originating out of the "legitimate security concerns of Turkey". The statement reads in part:

As expressed by Secretary Tillerson in calls to his Turkish and Russian counterparts yesterday, the United States is very concerned about the situation in northwest Syria, especially the plight of innocent civilians who are now faced with an escalation in fighting. 

We continue to be supportive of addressing the legitimate security concerns of Turkey as a NATO Ally and critical partner in the effort to defeat ISIS. However, we urge Turkey to exercise restraint and ensure that its military operations remain limited in scope and duration and scrupulous to avoid civilian casualties.

Meanwhile, Syria's President Assad slammed Turkey for violating Syrian sovereignty and supporting terrorism since the start of the conflict. He said in statements carried by state-run SANA: 

"The brutal Turkish aggression on the Syrian town of Afrin cannot be separated from the Turkish regime’s policy from the first day of Syria’s crisis, which was essentially built on supporting terrorism and terrorist organizations, whatever their names."

Assad referenced the widely reported fact that NATO member Turkey has allowed jihadists - most of them linked to ISIS and al-Qaeda - to flow freely across its border with Syria for years in pursuance of regime change in Damascus.

It will be interesting to see the US articulate its position over the crisis during Monday's UN emergency session, especially as US ally and NATO member Turkey is attacking what is essentially a US partner force on the ground in northern Syria. But it appears that so far the US is willing to throw its Kurdish allies under the bus - at least as far as YPG in Afrin is concerned. 


WernerHeisenberg Row Well Number 41 Mon, 01/22/2018 - 02:54 Permalink

And a well deserved throwing under the bus that will be.  The Kurds are an aggressive opportunistic tribe.  The borders of what they claim to be their homeland keep getting bigger and including oil fields in places Kurds never lived.  Like another (((tribe))) who own all the media and give the Kurds good PR.  The reasons these mountain based raiders have never had a country are twofold.  First, they are exceptionally poor players at the Game of Thrones.  Second, they don't want to build their own country, they would rather conquer their neighbors.

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giovanni_f espirit Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:10 Permalink

Large parts of what is called "the Kurds" came as "guests" across the Turkish boarder over decades after having been persecuted there. They are returing the favour, not unlike the Zionists *) , by ethnically cleansing land they feel is theirs.
They probably overplayed their hand when they openly started trying to annex a fourth of the entire Syrian area under the protection of the and weaponized by the US (illegally operating in Syria)- after striking deals with ISIS and even incorporating them in their newly formed "border protection" units. 

There is a - of course - SOROS-funded - media machine trying to construct the picture of a diverse-democratic-grassroots "north Syrian democratic union" kind of thing. Don't fall for this fake history campaign.

*) for the AIPAC filth patrolling  the internet: I don't use "jew" as they are by and large victims of the Zionists themselves

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BobEore giovanni_f Mon, 01/22/2018 - 05:26 Permalink

Looks like somebody hijacked Werners' avatar... and is giving us some "special genius" disinfo ... either that... or our buddy best stick to the rocket science end of things

and let those more suited ... moot the most salient point about 'muddled eastern' affairs!

Where to start... with the counter-shill pill? First of all - all you armchair experts of the exceptionally uninformed kind -


the "Kurds" have been roaming this part of the world for millennia.... here BEFORE turks... assyrians... arabs... and assorted late comers, their Anatolia-Mesopotamian homelands were quite widespread, and they roamed them...

HORROR OF HORRORS.... WITHOUT any respect at all for modern 'boundaries' which would be imposed dozens of centuries later! Imagine that! Even worse!!!! THEY STILL DO! The original.... anti-statists, they were accustomed to dropping down from their mountain lairs to destroy upstart empires... like the Akkadians and others, in their early  nomenclature of "Guti" ... and then heading back when they got bored with life in the immobile lane!

They are still partial to stateless livin... it seems, and having set up a stateless cantonal non-state in "northern Syria" are now being besieged by a bunch of 'states' with one over-riding thing in common .... DEATH TO ALL WHO CHALLENGE THE PRIMACY OF THE "STATE"!!! Which makes it so much fun to watch the weirdo alt-right pseudo libertarian types here ...

hug their local lunatic jihadi dictator...

cheer for states ... any state will do, it seems, as long as its a brutal oppressive, and - ideally - theocratic one to boot!

carelessly slander the one group of people in the muddled east who have not just taken their fates into their own hands, but repelled the monsters in the pay of the international finance capital entity who our witless moronic tards shill for here... from their own neigbourhoods .... and then generously helped their neighbors repel same from theirs! The BASTARDS!

"That territory I refer to as a 'putative Kurdistan' was a project of tel avivs' foreign office, created as a Turco-Sraeli puppet state by which the spoils of Iraqi oil and gas fields would fall into the hands of their Daesh jihadist proxies, and then move cheaply and easily through their hands into Turkey, right through to the port of Ceyhan, from where their ultimate destination would be - of course - a port in Srael. Spoils from this racket ended up in the pockets of regime politicians in Ankara, their corrupt Kurd stooges in Iraq, and, to the greatest measure, any number of 'brokers' and high fliers with Hebrew names and international connections.

The territory in northern Syria which remains in the hands of Kurdish-aligned forces, contrastingly, enjoyed none of this illicit wealth. Although the SDF now controls something close to 1/3 of Syrias petroluem resources, they have not had a commercial outlet for it. And 'that' is something very much at the center of where this new episode is leading!"

Syrian Endgame" - Live at Last!

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lakecity55 WernerHeisenberg Mon, 01/22/2018 - 05:07 Permalink

I thought the Kurds originally occupied 1/3 of what became Iraq as designated by the Great Powers a century ago.

It would seem the Europeans guaranteed this mess by arbitrarily setting borders. It almost seems we are at the point where the 666 guy shows up and makes peace, who knows?

What is obvious though is that the PTB are still after Assad and Syria. I would hate to be a Syrian since now you may have to fight Turks while you are just beginning to rest up from fighting Daesh.

I wish TPTB would leave Syria alone, get the US the hell out and let these guys solve their own problems.

And, somebody needs to slap the spider in the web which is the Zionist Entity.


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OliverAnd WernerHeisenberg Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:23 Permalink

Are you refering to the Turks genius? Lets see since the Ottoman Empire, modern day Turkey, they have wiped out the Assyrians, committed genocide against Amenians and Greeks occupying their lands renaming many of their cities for thousands of years; Konstantinople, Smyrni, Alikarnassos, Sampsouda, Trapezounda, etc. in hopes to change history. In 1974 they took 40% of Cyprus as well. Today they claim that 23 Greek islands belong to them, including Rhodes, Kos, Lesvos, Karpathos, Kasos, etc. If that were not enough the Turks are helping promote Ottoman ideology in Albania, FYROM, Bulgaria, Greece(Thrace), and Serbia in hopes of restarting the barbaric Empire of the Ottomans. You know where the Turks come from right genius? They are Turk people ( NOT Arabs or Persians) of central Asia. They have absolutely no place in western Asia, especially in Europe (Konstantinople/Istanbul) and along the Mediterranean. Their Ottoman/Turkish mentality is behind the demise of the Cradle of Civilization in Arabia and the wars behind them. Even the Palestinian-Israeli confict is an Ottoman/Turkish child. Stick to your physics and leave history to others because clearly you have your head up Erdogan's ass. Turkey is the longest reigning radical Islamist state the world has ever seen. We can only hope that the Kurds silence the Turkish miasma. 

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MK ULTRA Alpha Row Well Number 41 Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:20 Permalink

It's time to throw Turkey under the bus. The Turkish airbase used by NATO, Germany has left for good, and the Americans need to evacuate the base and take the nukes back home now.

It's time to abrogate all NATO treaty obligations with Turkey and cancel all military and civil aid to Turkey.  Turkey's actions and hostile relationship with key NATO allies has caused a serious break with Europe.

America continues to get the back hand treatment from Turkey. It's time to abrogate Turkey's NATO membership.

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keep the basta… lakecity55 Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:42 Permalink

Seems a good strategy for Erdogan to stay in NATO for the time being...certainly nice confusion when attacking unfortunate US  proxies. He showed more style by notifying NATO and the USA first.

Tillersen set this up by his announcement of training and supplying the 30000 border force including SDF ie rebel group and also protecting a USA permanent land holding in syria.

Meanwhile scumbag Macron is still calling the Syrian democratically elected govt the Damascus regime while Erdogan is not keeping any secrets about USA and France activities in Syria.

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nuerocaster MK ULTRA Alpha Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:58 Permalink

The Crime Syndicate Imperialism model has acquired advocates at ZeroHedge.

Local gangs backed by and beholden to the West to protect and promote Western interests.

With of course the usual kicking up and kicking back arrangements.

The invented Gulf Monarchies, the Shah, Mubarack-El Sis/Egyptian Army, and now the Kurds to ride herd.

Local players who become too independent and uppity have an unlucky streak of getting destroyed.

BTW have we established a local mafia outlet in Libya yet, I haven't kept track?

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Jambo Mambo Bill Row Well Number 41 Mon, 01/22/2018 - 05:49 Permalink

They chose the wrong partner on the deal...
The brilliant thing is that a NATO partner is being used by Russia to clean house, and send US out of Syria with their tail between their legs...

Team America has a lot to do back home, like fixing its infrastructure and its corrupt government and changing its empire of death World imperialistic wishes... get real... it's just not going to happen ! It's over ! Follow what China is doing with the massive building projects and sharing wealth in Asia... and how they are setting themselves to be a World empire based in real economy and technological achievements.

Why the US doesn't build a Silk Road in Latin America? building infrastructure and sharing technology with Latinos so they stay home buying US technology and buying their economies to help their own people succeed. The US could become a Real leader in the Americas... instead of exporting bombs and death everywhere... One can only dream...


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Illegal Jambo Mambo Bill Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:07 Permalink

I think by design Trump allowed his military “geniuses “  to make two ridiculous statements - border security force and we are staying. Trump knows these statement were bs, but he also knew they might stir things up. First the Kurds have already trained their own border security and the 30,000 number is not occurring tomorrow or maybe ever. Second the Kurds can throw the US out anytime they want. Both Putin and Erdogan took these statements to the bank. Putin arrogantly threw in with Erdogan because of their Gazprom deals. We all know Trump dislikes NATO, so now he has given them a ticking time bomb.  Germany, France and the UK or any other member needs to decide  whether or not to throw Turkey out of NATO. The Kurds are pissed at Russia which is a win for Trump. Merkel is screwed another win for Trump. In the past Trump used other people’s money now he is using other people’s arrogance. 

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rwe2late haruspicio Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:35 Permalink


I think not.

Instead, it will be a repetition of the same old lies.

Assad is "bad". This "proves" Assad must go.

Russian's (Putin's) fault for "supporting" terrorist regime.

Turkey's "legitimate" security issue.

Same "security" reason why USA must remain in Syria

(and Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, Asia, Europe,

...everywhere in fact including outer space).



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haruspicio Mon, 01/22/2018 - 02:52 Permalink

Besides what does that fucking idiot Beaky Macron know? Have you seen a beak like that on any human before? He should be in the Guinness book of records.

J Mahoney Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:25 Permalink

Did Erdogan just wave his MIB "Forget Everything Stick" and think everyone forgot the oil he was buying from ISIS?

He also said-- ‘some allies’ of Turkey had provided the YPG Syrian Kurdish militia with 2,000 planeloads and 5,000 truckloads of weapons. Where is the airport this kind of operation could be completed? Turkey and Iraq (on the east side of Syria) are the only countries that border this area but Afrin is on the far west side of Syria so how in the hell could 5000 trucks go there.

In closing--liar liar pants on fire

mabuhay1 Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:43 Permalink

Really very simple here, the Kurds are not Terrorists, except in the demented mind of Erdogan.  And Erdogan himself is a terrorist, a tyrant, and a fool.

OliverAnd mabuhay1 Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:31 Permalink

Well put except that even his predecessors acted in a similar manner; they however could not even think about stepping on Syrian soil when Syria was the power in the region. Turks will always be like this because they are the longest reigning radical Islamist nation. Not even 100 years ago they committed genocide against Amenians and Greeks. In 1974 they invaded Cyprus. They will always be a miasma and they need to be taught a lesson.

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NuYawkFrankie Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:53 Permalink

Don't know what took so long...

but what even a moderately intelligent 5-year-old could have told him is just beginning to dawn on Erdogan - and THAT is:

ZOG-USSA is, by far, the BIGGEST Instigator/Sponsor/Enabler/Promoter Of Terrorism on The Planet... BAR NONE!

rwe2late LiteBeeer Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:52 Permalink

 Will your

"simple"  search result be selected by Google to become a list

defined by the US government and exclusive of the

contributions by the US and its allies?

[e.g., the CIA, the MIC including hired mercenaries, the State Dept.(Hillary-Tillerson-Nuland, et al), Saudi Arabia, Israel, Colombia, Kiev, UK, France, ...]

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Maestro Maestro Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:19 Permalink

Moonofalabama.org censored and removed the post below.  Therefore MOONOFALABAMA is a FAKE alternative site (Zerohedge NEVER censored my comments even when I criticized them directly):
"If Putin and the Russians sincerely wish to resist the anglozionists and their proxies like the Kurds, then why are they propping up the anglozionist regime by backing the anglozionist DOLLAR with Russian oil and gas and Russian arms sales all of which are conducted and transacted in anglozionist dollars?
"It is disingenuous to claim that the Russians are doing all that they can under the circumstances. Putin can STOP the Israelis and the Americans without firing a single shot let alone an S-400 rocket simply by repudiating the DOLLAR. STOP selling valuable Russian oil and gas for anglozionist dollars. The Russians just sold Russian gas to the Americans CHEAPER than the Americans produce it for in America. The dollar is WORTHLESS and ILLEGAL according to the Constitution of the United States! All Putin and the Russians have to do is cite the US Constitution and pull the plug on the economic foundation of the the anglozionist MIC. No one is going to fire nukes in anger to Russia for the "crime" of respecting the US Constitution?
"Why does Putin keep supporting America and Israel if he's not a zionist? Why does the Russian government give away Russian natural resources and Russian arms essentially for free (against illegal thus worthless dollars) when it can turn off the economic spigot that feeds the anglozionist Beast?"
MOONOFALABAMA and the moderator "b" removed this comment.  This shows that these people are not acting in good faith and most likely are influenced and directed by CIA/MOSSAD/FSB-related interests.


el buitre johnnycanuck Mon, 01/22/2018 - 21:33 Permalink

Putin and Xi figure the only way to sink the Anglo-American Zionist Cabal without a thermonuclear war is eliminate the PetroDollar which is the only way that the Empire can put military bases in 150 odd countries around the world.  And they are going about that task systematically and thoroughly, one step at a time.  The fruits will be born out this year.

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africoman Mon, 01/22/2018 - 05:40 Permalink

ErDOGaaaaaaaaaan barking to the wrong tree?

".....The US in particular has been providing massive military support to Kurdish YPG in Syria'


The US in particular has been providing massive military support to I$I$/Daesh/... in Syria and we were the right hand on facilitating the smuggling of head choppers in and out of Syria/Iraq and we were on the business of looting Oils,artifacts and refugee,still we are in.

After massive war crime,genocide and all the DD he brought to Syrians,this evil manic filthy has a ball in talk to continue killing of Kurd? and there is no peep from Turkish people what their country has caused to Syrians?

There are 20million Kurd in Turkey and others scattered in the region and EU,why not they allowed to have their own country?

By now i would run ads of bounty for his head.

Joe A Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:00 Permalink

What does around, comes around. Turkey supplied ISIS and bought oil from them. Now it happens to them. Assad in the meanwhile is laughing. ISIS is beaten (for now because the SDF let them go) and Turkey is hitting the SDF. The destabilization however, continues. 

africoman Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:02 Permalink

...Ahead Of Emergency UN Session,

I thought this emergency call is by Russia to accuse Turkey, of being vilolating Syrian territory and airspace.

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Russian leaving Afrin followed by Turkeys military operation is kind of correct and same time looks weak.It could be set up for something went wrong/attack Russian asset there and blame YPG/Kurds/SDF or whoever that lead Russian direct engagement something they don't want and have been avoiding for a long time.

Handing the matter to UN security council and there showing the world is the right move right now for Russia. 


werker Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:24 Permalink

We have nukes for dinner in Nov.  NATO likes old John Cullum appearances.

Dome is intact. No sub lol. Just stop ok?  kirk enemy is my enemy.

Bridges are well built. Ready?   I warned you.  2k yrs.  wanna fight with ME

gerry?  Have you something to SAY to me?   Many enemies. You do not deserve help.  I will destroy your planet if you do not clean your room.

Hannibal at the gates.  No more games.    ojai. rob dew/ I know about u

talisman on 9th.  never play ch. w/ the master.  I own your planet.

my fishes, my net. my boat. get in or die.  What do you want to do first?

where?   conventional fun. oppy no.    bleeding in bathroom sink? NO NO NO!

the horror.   pardon?  FLW w.room  rolen attache'?  or thot he stole?  I c  before

all of you, things.  omnipotent me emmissary.   bpe, that is com for u.no more games,... you talk straight or I end game.

   d.randall at runway. mv mo.  that is your new home. a fork, a tower, a film.