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Old 10-17-2019, 02:44 PM
HurricaneDitka is offline
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Originally Posted by dontbesojumpy View Post
... This area where they have settled--what rights does Turkey have to annex it? It's in Syria, no?
On this point, yes, the area in question is nominally Syrian territory, on the northern & eastern portion of the country. I don't think Turkey has stated long-term (or short-term) plans to "annex" it. The language I've heard is that they intend to set up a security zone, or something along those lines.

And before we get too condemnatory, the US military has carved out a chunk of Syrian territory to the south that we're exercising effective control and killing any military threat that gets too close.