Erdogan: ‘We will never allow’ a Kurdish state in northern Syria

Erdogan: ‘We will never allow’ a Kurdish state in northern Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and some guy

[Ed. – Neither Turkey nor Iran is just whistling “Dixie” here.  The more success the Syrian Kurds have, the more likely direct intervention by Turkey is.  This thing ain’t over by a long shot.]

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to prevent the establishment of a Kurdish state in northern Syria, while Iran warned Turkey over military intervention into its neighbor.

“I am addressing the whole world: We will never allow a state to be formed in northern Syria, south of our border,” Erdoğan said at a Ramadan event organized by Turkish Red Crescent in Istanbul  late June 26.

“We will keep up with our struggle whatever the cost is. They are trying to complete an operation to change the demographics of the region. We will not condone,” he said. …

Elaborating on Turkish media reports, Iran’s Ambassador to Turkey Ali Reza Bikdeli said on late June 26 that any violation of territorial integrity of a UN member country would destroy Turkey’s capacity on maintaining peace and stability of Syria.

Asked reports that Turkey aims to intervene into Jarablus town of Syria, Iranian ambassador stressed that Turkey earlier refuted these claims.

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