Turkey declared martial law in connection with the situation in Syria


Turkish media report that martial law has been introduced in the country and the Turkish parliament is going to officially “declare war on the Assad regime” because of what is happening in the Syrian province of Idlib. In addition, there is a restriction on access to social networks throughout Turkey.


It should be noted that the Turkish leadership has been cynically blackmailing the EU for several years with a “stream of refugees” from Syria. Moreover, from the part of Syria where the Turkish troops are located. So this time, spokesman for the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party (with a right-Islamist bias) Omer Celik said that Turkey is no longer able to restrain the "flow of refugees" from Syria. So this is Ankara’s predictable move. Although back in October 2019, the French leader Emmanuel Macron said that NATO would not help the Turks in Syria, since no one attacked Turkey.

It must be clarified that the hysteria in Ankara began after 33 of their troops died in the Idlib “de-escalation” zone (according to Turkish information). The Center for the Reconciliation of the Belligerents (CPVS) specified that on February 27, 2020, the “Barmalei” jihadists and “moderate” terrorists, with the support of the Turkish army, attempted a large-scale offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (CAA). Moreover, on the night of February 28, 2020, the Turkish army attacked the positions of the SAA in the Idlib “de-escalation” zone and destroyed the Syrian military convoy.

In response, the Syrians opened fire, and the Turkish military, who were in the ranks of the militants and other "opposition", came under fire in the area of ​​the settlement of Behun. It is emphasized that according to the Turkish side, their troops in the area of ​​this settlement "were not and should not be." At the same time, aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the area of ​​the specified settlement was not used.

Moreover, after the Russian side received information about the injured Turkish military, measures were taken to cease fire the SAA, the evacuation of the wounded was safe and the bodies of the dead Turkish military were transported to Turkey. At the same time, Turkish media disseminated information that the Turkish military convoy was destroyed as a result of the airstrike.

It should be added that if Ankara decides to declare war on Damascus, then in this confrontation Turkey will have only two allies - Qatar and the group of "opposition" in Syria. The international community is unlikely to side with Turkey. It is difficult to say whether Ankara will pull two military campaigns - in Syria and Libya.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 28 February 2020 11: 47
    +1
    Does he want to bargain for oil / gas or really fight? Why now?
  2. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 28 February 2020 13: 20
    +1
    It’s funny to use martial law to strangle your political opponents.
    Erdogan will not have enough forces to fight for a long time and on two fronts (Syria + Libya). But he can twitch in Syria, because he needs at least some victory to strengthen power. All this, perhaps, was feasible if Russia looked from the side.
    We can only watch and wait, but something will happen in Syria, that's for sure. No wonder Russia strengthens the naval group in Syria.
    1. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 28 February 2020 15: 14
      -1
      We can only watch and wait, but something will happen in Syria, that's for sure. No wonder Russia strengthens the naval group in Syria.

      - What grouping ??? - Is it that Russia drove two more frigates ??? - And what's the use of them ???
      - Is that aug? - And who will cover these frigates ??? - The frigates will cover our base Hmeimim ??? “Or will Hmeimim cover these frigates ???” - Or will they alternate ???
      - And then where will these our frigates go if the Turks suddenly close the straits ???
      - A question for backfilling, much closer (so that there is enough coal):
      - To the Baltic or North. Fleet;
      - Or on Daln. East to Pacific Fleet ... ???
      - Some questions turn out ...
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  3. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 28 February 2020 15: 57
    -2
    Quote: gorenina91
    ??
    - Is that aug? - And who will cover these frigates ??? - The frigates will cover our base Hmeimim ??? “Or will Hmeimim cover these frigates ???” - Or will they alternate ???

    Very correct questions.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 28 February 2020 17: 24
      +3
      Very correct questions.

      Frigates will cover the base from the sea, well, and if necessary, can strike at Idlib and further .... Hmeimim will provide reliable air defense. Why ask these stupid questions? what Just look at the weapons placed there. repeat
  4. Vkd dvk Offline Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 28 February 2020 18: 32
    +1
    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    Does he want to bargain for oil / gas or really fight? Why now?

    Because hot scrap is approaching anal. Once the opposition was able to repay. Failure in all of his endeavors makes a second coup inevitable. Or the fate of Muammar Gaddafi, or .....
  5. Vkd dvk Offline Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 28 February 2020 18: 34
    +3
    We can only watch and wait, but something will happen in Syria, that's for sure. No wonder Russia strengthens the naval group in Syria.

    gorenina91
    - What grouping ??? - Is it that Russia drove two more frigates ??? - And what's the use of them ???
    - Is that aug? - And who will cover these frigates ??? - The frigates will cover our base Hmeimim ??? “Or will Hmeimim cover these frigates ???” - Or will they alternate ???
    - And then where will these our frigates go if the Turks suddenly close the straits ???
    - A question for backfilling, much closer (so that there is enough coal):
    - To the Baltic or North. Fleet;
    - Or on Daln. East to Pacific Fleet ... ???
    - Some questions turn out ...

    The USSR Foreign Minister once said that then we will make two more straits. But in return for Istanbul.