Why Turkey is invading Syria

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… and how it’s getting what it wanted.

On Oct. 9, 2019, Turkey launched an attack in northeastern Syria. Turkey made the move shortly after the US announced it would remove some of its troops from the region.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had his eyes on the region for years. Turkey, he argued, needed a “safe zone” to serve as a buffer against the Syrian War happening just across the border. Yet back home in Turkey, there were other factors at play that accelerated his calls for an invasion that involved Erdoğan’s own political survival.

The move has recalibrated alliances in the Syrian War and added new uncertainty on the future of the region.

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Hi everyone! We wanted to share some of our sources for critical points in the video:

UNCHR has tracked this official count since the start of Syria’s civil war and there are indeed still many that are unaccounted for.

Author — Vox


You know the old saying: "Foreign wars are how Americans learn geography."

Author — Jean Louw


Why usa invade syria?
Why russia invade syria?
Why iran invade syria?
Next videos please

Author — Abo Tariq


Moral of the story: never believe u.s . They will hit u from the back.

Author — mhd harsh


Please stop the lying America has never helped Syria ever

Author — Gggg Ggg


Syria : *has oil*

USA : *sniff sniff*

Syria : Who are you?

USA : I'm here to help.

Author — Ölü Messerschmit


I came to read comments of people who don't even know where Turkey is, acting expert on middle east problems

Author — Washinout


Why usa invade iraq ?
Why usa invade syria ?
Why usa invade afghanistan
next videos please

Author — Sultan Jalal


Russians are there, Americans are there. Frenchs are there but only Turks invade Syria. Do not make us laugh

Author — Cem Unden


Why doesn't America say back off Turkey or you face something to the high court of NATO and the UN?

Author — Project WarFare


Vox: Why Turkey is invading Syria

USA: I guess he wrote wrong.

Author — N1ghtBeatz


America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests
-Henry Kissinger

Author — Lantz Reinheld


Everyone is talking about the future of Syria, only Syrians don't.

Author — Abdullah Zedan


Usa: steals oil by using kurds


Author — ANIMEISGoOD Peepeepoopoo


usa - we have stolen as much as we can, time to bring the soldiers home

Author — Yasin Hasan


America is like that annoying kid in school where when he finds out you have something he wants he won’t leave you alone
But instead of a Dyson V-12 Submarine Lawn Vaccuum, it is oil

Author — Shaan Farooq


thank you for not saying miles, and using kilometers,

Author — Mbk Lig


Civil war: Exists
Country with civil war: Has oil
USA: it’s free real estate

Author — Flashstar 123


If they're getting rid of Assad and Russia then they're good

Author — kar oma


syria: wait a minute who are yo

usa: we are here for your oi... i mean to help

syria: we dont need your help thank you

usa: we are he to help . please do not resist

Author — Mustafa Areeb