NEWS DESK– A German site said that there is a deal between Erdogan and Putin and the Syrian regime behind the Turkish aggression on Afrin, and stressed that the people of Afrin does not want Erdogan, and pointed out that Erdogan’s attack on Manbij will challenge America, which gave an excuse for Erdogan to launch the attack.
Der Telegraph site, which provides special coverage of Germany’s most prominent news, quoted a military analysis of the German website “Spiegel Online”, which was published yesterday, referring to the Turkish aggression on Afrin.
At the beginning of the analysis, writer Christoph Zidou pointed out that Afrin had survived the transition to a war zone over the past years, but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan nevertheless wanted to occupy it.
The writer considered that a deal between Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad, is behind the attack.
The Turks use the German-made Leopard 2 tanks in the attacks on Afrin and said there were no indications that Afrin’s population of hundreds of thousands of local residents and displaced people wanted to “free” Erdogan’s so-called “terrorists” “and stressed that Erdogan wants to put the region under his control.
The writer also referred to the work of mercenaries groups in Syria under the control of Turkey and for its benefit. He pointed out that the mercenaries of the “al-Sham Battalion” in Idlib left Idlib to the regime to fight the Kurds in Turkey’s favor. “Only because Turkey wants this at the present time.”
He pointed out that the United States had put forward an unclear plan to form a border guard force in northern Syria, thus providing an excuse for Erdogan to launch aggression against Afrin.
On the Russians, the writer pointed out that they had withdrawn their forces from Afrin and said Putin had allowed Erdogan to launch the attack because it did not pose a threat to Assad’s hold on power and also limited the forces needed by the mercenaries in Idlib in fighting against the regime.
Erdogan planned to attack Manbij as well, and expected the attack to be a public challenge to US President Donald Trump, and stressed that the end of the attack on Afrin is not clear under the resistance of the People’s Protection Units.
Zidou says that even if the Kurdish units are expelled, it is not clear who will control the region. The Turks will be considered occupiers. They will have to prepare for a guerrilla war. Arab militias do not have the military capability to protect the region. For Erdogan in the region at present.