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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

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

Author — Washinout

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

Author — Abo Tariq

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Americans killed 1.5 million in Afghanistan and Iraq

Author — Calm your Farm

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Syria : *has oil*

USA : *sniff sniff*

Syria : Who are you?

USA : I'm here to help.

Author — Ölü Messerschmit

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

Author — Lantz Reinheld

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Why are the Turks called 'invasions' when they operate? Why are countries like USA UK only referred to as 'operations'?

Author — 1a2b3c4d

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Please stop the lying America has never helped Syria ever

Author — Gggg Ggg

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

Author — Cem Unden

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

Author — Yasin Hasan

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

Author — Jean Louw

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

Author — Sultan Jalal

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

Author — harsh gamer

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Turkey is attack to syria but syrian people escaping to Turkey instead to escape opposite direction of Turkey

Author — Burak Y.

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Syria has been a buffet for other nations. It's the innocent who have suffered.

Author — Koyas Uddin

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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

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There aren't civilians in Syria because they are all in Turkey

Author — PSD-delikanlı patates

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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

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Just because they hate a Kurdısh state.

Author — abc xyz

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thank you for not saying miles, and using kilometers,

Author — Mbk Lig