Troops of both countries illegally occupy northern Syrian territory bordering Turkey, including its oil rich area.
On the phony pretext of protecting Turkey’s security, President Erdogan is intermittently battling Kurdish YPG fighters cross-border in Syria — despite their posing no threat to Ankara.
His real aim is wanting the territory annexed. The same goes for Kurdish controlled/oil-rich northern Iraq.
The US seeks regional control, including over its oil and gas resources.
In late July, Russian General Staff/Main Operational Directorate commander General Sergey Rudskoy accused US and allied forces of “highjack(ing)” Syrian oil from ISIS, profiting from its sales — perhaps shipping it cross-border to Turkey and/or elsewhere, the Trump regime running a black market operation with looted Syrian oil, adding:
US-supported ISIS and other jihadists were also trained to destroy Syrian (and perhaps Iraqi) oil and gas infrastructure, along with continuing attacks on government forces and civilians, using heavy and other weapons supplied by Western and regional countries, including Israel, Turkey, the Saudis and UAE.
Rudskoy added that the Trump regime is arming Arab and Kurdish fighters, working with them as well in the illicit trafficking of stolen Syrian oil.
On Wednesday, the Trump and Erdogan regimes agreed on establishing a so-called “safe zone” in northern Syria, a pretext for the US and Turkey to pursue their imperial interests.
Turkey’s war ministry said a Joint Action Center will be set up “as soon as possible,” falsely claiming a “corridor of peace” will follow to let refugees return home — Syrian victims of US aggression, Washington and Ankara indifferent to their rights and welfare.
Damascus denounced the move, calling it a “blatant attack” on the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, along with a “dangerous escalation and a threat to peace and stability in the area.”
A Syrian source added that “the agreement has very clearly exposed the US-Turkish partnership in the aggression against Syria which serves the interest of the Israeli occupation entity and the Turkish expansionist ambitions, and it unequivocally exposed the misleading and evasiveness which govern the policies of the Turkish regime.”
It’s unclear if Kurdish YPG fighters will agree with the US/Turkish scheme, details of how it’s to be implemented unclear so far.