The following story is why I write this blog. It is going to have such a massive impact on the Middle East. It must be viewed in the context of several hundred thousand HAMAS supporters now storming Israel’s southern border, as well as Trump’s decision to run away from Syria as fast as possible. I said waaaaay back in the beginning of Turkey’s invasion of Northern Syria, under the fig leaf of fighting “Kurdish Terrorism,” that Erdogan’s true goal was the recreation of the Ottoman Empire. I also said he was bat poop crazy, a true believer and on a mission from God. Erdogan has now proven conclusively, even without his statement about forming a five million strong “Islamic Army” to conquer Jerusalem, that he will see the entire Middle East explode in fire and blood to achieve his goals. Assad Junior will NEVER accept turning Northern Syria into a Turkish colony. Turkey’s statement makes war inevitable between Syrian military forces and Turkey’s military forces and proxies. War is now inevitable, with the only consideration being when Turkey’s and Syria’s military forces directly engage in combat.
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Congress makes Afrin part of Turkish province
The Afrin Liberation Congress, held under Turkey’s auspices following the capture of the region of Afrin in Syria by Turkish and Free Syrian Army forces, has announced that the region will be governed as part of the Turkish province of Antakya, independent news site T24 said .
The region will also establish a 450-person police force, the congress decided, and a governor and local governor will be appointed by Turkey’s central government.
Around 100 individuals from the region took part in the congress in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, and elected a 35-person assembly made up of 24 Kurds, eight Arabs, one Alawite, one Yezidi and one Turkmen, spokesperson Hasan Shindi said.
“Turkey here is proceeding with a dual structure,” legal scholar Vahap Coşkun was quoted as saying.
“On the one hand, it is highlighting a delegation chosen by representatives of the people there and they are taking a role in the everyday administration (of the area). On the other, Turkey is appointing one of its own bureaucrats there in order to achieve general co-ordination.”
However, according to international law, the province must continue to follow Syrian law as it remains legally part of Syria.
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