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2019-09-13 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US-Turkey overflights continue in northern Syria as Erdogan threatens to act unilaterally
[Rudaw] US and Ottoman Turkish helicopters performed their fourth joint air patrol over the East of Euphrates in northern Syria on Thursday as part of first phase plans to establish a safe zone in the region, days after Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
threatened to conduct independent operations in the area.

Both the Ottoman Turkish defense ministry and US Europe
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an Command released images of the overflight. According to Ankara, "two Ottoman Turkish and two US helicopters" took part in the patrol.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) detailed US participation in "several US-The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
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reconnaissance overflights" in a Wednesday blurb, as well as a joint ground patrol by the two country's forces on Sunday.

"[O]ur joint ground patrol demonstrates our continued commitment to address Turkey's legitimate security concerns, while also allowing the Coalition and our SDF partners to remain focused on achieving the enduring defeat of ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
(ISIS)," a CENTCOM spokesperson for the International Coalition against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) said in the release.

The first joint overflight was conducted on August 25.

Both countries’ military officials agreed on August 7 to establish a safe zone in northern Syria to deescalate tensions between the US-backed People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkey.

The SDF removed some of its fortifications from the border area in late August as a sign of "commitment" to the agreement.

"You can see the progress: the SDF voluntarily razed fortifications," according to the CENTCOM release.

The safe zone’s joint operations centre is based in Sanliurfa province, on the Ottoman Turkish border with Syria. A US military delegation visited the centre on Wednesday.

Erdogan has, however, expressed doubts about US levels of commitment to the safe zone plan, vowing to undertake operations independently if the safe zone is not established quickly enough.

"If the de facto formation of a safe zone east of the Euphrates with Ottoman Turkish soldiers is not initiated by the end of September, Turkey has no choice but to set out on its own," Erdogan warned during a mass opening ceremony in Malatya, eastern Turkey.

"We expect from the US to stand with us in our efforts on fighting terrorism and on establishing safe zones for migrants colonists," President Erdogan said on Tuesday at a reception held as part of the US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ visit to Turkey.
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