The ever-growing Turkish bellicosity toward Syria has apparently gotten some serious attention from its neighbors today, as reports have Iran issuing “very strong warnings” to Turkey cautioning them not to invade Syria.
“Any attack on Syrian territory will meet with a harsh response, and the Iranian-Syrian mutual defence agreement will be activated,” the statement reportedly said. Turkey’s president and foreign minister have both issued statements recently suggesting an attack could be forthcoming.
And indeed, as Turkey continues to rail on about Syria’s ceding of Syrian Kurdistan to the PKK, one unnamed Arab diplomat reported that a deal is already in place between Turkey and the United States to use the PKK as a “pretext” for an invasion of northern Syria.
Turkey and Iran had been on relatively good terms in recent year, but then Turkey and Syria had a long-standing alliance which is entirely in ruins now as well. Turkey’s interest in imposing a Sunni Arab nationalist regime in Syria dovetails nicely with its hope to keep the nation’s Kurds tightly controlled, but an invasion to that end risks blowing up not only Kurdistan, but the entire Middle East.
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Things are getting hotter and more interesting in the neighborhood. It reminds of the situation previous to WWI.
The Turkish government was planing such time long time ago as they were sacking generals and ministers for their military influence as well as political. The Turkish massacre by the millions of Armenians in WWI which was condemned by the US and European union was the trigger point for US and EU bringing the Turkish government into their battle for Syria, later the Turkish flotilla and killing of 9 member of helping organizations was a warning to Ordegon regime that he needs to follow on the plan, and here we are, the plan for the US and EU is to occupy the entire northern part of middle east from Lebanon to Afghanistan in central Asia, so the regime of Ordegon giving a helping hand to Paul Wolfowitz idea wanting to be part of its past Turkish empire, being able this time to kill Syrian people.
The equation is very easy to solve. Iran itself said the "brutal truth". Turkey is trying to change the game rules. So what is the deal here? all this things are about ISLAM. Iran is extremely afraid of staying alone in region so is trying to preserve its allies and of course all other dictatorial government using ISLAM as a mean to deceive their own people and calm them. Iran can not tolerate any loss again. Lebanon, Syria are the most important countries for Iran government at this time. All Arab neighbors are against Iran and Iran is suffering from lack of trust from its own people too. Please note that if current vicious murderer bashar assad goes it mean that Ayatollah Khanmenei, Ahmadi Nejad and dictaatorial government of Iran must go! After revolution in Syria you'll see an uprising in Iran against this current government which after previous election cheated on result, invaded to demonstrators, imprisoned them and killed lots of the in prison. SO that's the game Iran government is talking about.
Source : I am an Iranian Student
You are a STUPID Iranian Student.
Well from the feedback I found how much here people are narrow-minded. You now nothing about who is killing is massacring civilians in Syria. Do you? Are you familiar with names of SEPAH and Iranian army? You know who is exporting guns, ammunition to to Syria to kill innocent people? Why Iran has a strong tendency towards Assad's presidency? What are potential dangers to Iranian government? Why Iran conceal the real truth about current situation in its state media? Just now public media in Iran are saying that the situation in Syria is stable and there is nothing going on. They say uprising belongs to Israeil and Taliban and people love Assad. Yes you now all the things about every things. Such a wise know-it-all. Good for you.
I have been in prison for 6 months just for being in a peaceful demonstration after 2010 election and you are telling me that I do not know any about my government's dirty political policies.
that's the last time I comment here…
Wow! Who are you ? a racist!
FYI, Do you anything about what's going on in Middle-East?!! Of course NO
Not only you are stupid, you are stupid as an idiot who act as stupid wanting to show his stupidity by hiding his idiocy.
I think you are full of BS.
Source: I am the Shah.
You are a very stupid Mossad agent. Next time you try impersonating an Iranian student, do your research a bit more, "Saha."
It could be sahar, Yes? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You foool, I won't use my real name when I put comment about Iranian government. Do you like this? Maryam Akbari, Iran, Tehran. Tajrish, pelake 18, Tabaghe 2!!!!!
Such a pathetic person your are that trying to hide this obvious fact
This statement could be exactly what US/Israel/Nato want….I trust there is "more inteligence" behind….
I always stressed that Duo of aggressors US/Israel needs to draw somehow NATO into their wars of aggression and domination, so as Libya was "warm up", Syria could well be extended allience and quite a force….I trust Russia and China will continue its protective policy. peter czech
Iran has limited ability to help Syria on land, except via an attack on Turkey. But that is not Iran's only option. Iran is also looking for an excuse to smash Azerbaijan, an Israel toehold on its border and a threat. Russia is also very willing to smash Azerbaijan, the farthest in penetration of the US. Both are friends with Armenia, which is between Azerbaijan and the world, and specifically between Turkey and Azerbaijan, and an enemy of both.
So Iran and Russia share an inviting prospect to trim back Israel, the US, and Turkey, and in a way they can do little about.
Also, Turkey is upset because Syria is empowering Syria's Kurds on the Turkish border. Iran also has Kurds on the Turkish border, and the Israelis have been running operations into there using Iran's Kurds. To tempt the Kurds away from Israel and into a Kurdistan support instead is also very tempting for Iran; it would solve several Iranian problems at once without overt war.
So Iran has some interesting options. Iran has some real power here, and some real backing/potential allies.
It would be a mistake for Turkey or the US to get too aggressive here. They are not invulnerable. They are both toying with some of the Israeli outrages running terrorism into Iran, both options impacting that. It is highly inflammable.
Showing the big finger to amerikah and zionists is one thing, pointing that smelly finger to Turkey and the Turkish nation is a second. Punks, if you wanna do something do it "barking dogs dont bite", you will get your answer from 75-10=65 million devoted & faithful people, no need for nato patato. We can use some more ground on both sides anyway, good time to expand.
war and destruction,is no way to build a homeland.,let peace and knowledge prevail from all parties in the middle east,God is a loving and peaceful God.
Those idiots said that I am a mossad apy or accused me can read this now : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19176…
Iran says retired Guards among hostages held in Syria
After showing their Id card, Iranian minister had to say this, There is just a pivotal point that the people are middle-aged and can not be retirees. So obviously there are in a mission. Now that Lorenzo must be stupid….
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