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Wednesday 3 March 2021

Turkey, Iran to the Brink of Confrontation

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MOSCOW (Nezavisimaya Gazeta) — Iran has moved to defuse diplomatic tensions, which flared up with Turkey amid the situation in Iraq.

Most recently, Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad said in an interview with a Kurdish news outlet that Turkey’s trans-border operations were illegal, thus angering Ankara. The Islamic Republic’s Foreign Ministry spokesman explained that this remark had been misinterpreted. Even though this diplomatic episode seems to have blown over, experts believe the potential for friction between the two regional partners is still rather high, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes.

According to Senior Director of the Turkey Program at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies Aykan Erdemir, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hatching plans to join forces with the regional authorities of Iraqi Kurdistan in order to gain control over this area, which is considered as the historic motherland of the Yazidis. The key goal is to neutralize the influence of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and deal a blow to links with northern Syria. “Given that Iran would also like to boost its presence in Sinjar through Shiite mediators acting in Iraq — the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) — this puts Tehran and Ankara on a collision course. Back in 2017, Turkey could not even foresee that its partnership with Iran would contribute to enhancing Iranian hegemony in the region due to the regional government of Kurdistan”, the expert said.

Now that Iran and its proxies have gained the upper hand at the regional level, all the attempts of the Turkish leadership to restore military and political influence through cooperation with a weaker Erbil will be too late, he noted. “Tehran has apparently used Ankara’s paranoia over Kurdish self-determination in order to gain the advantage not only in Sinjar but also in Mosul and Erdogan’s latest attempt to reverse the tide of Iran’s influence could fail”, Erdemir noted.

After the Islamic Republic’s leadership strengthens its positions in some Middle Eastern region through its loyal forces it rarely backpedals and Lebanon, Syria and Yemen are examples that prove this point, the expert emphasized.

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  • The only thing we need now is a war between Iran and Turkey.

  • The Battle of Chaldiran (Persian: جنگ چالدران‎; Turkish: Çaldıran Savaşı) took place on 23 August 1514 and ended with a decisive victory for the Ottoman Empire over the Safavid Empire. As a result, the Ottomans annexed Eastern Anatolia and northern Iraq from Safavid Iran. It marked the first Ottoman expansion into Eastern Anatolia (Western Armenia), and the halt of the Safavid expansion to the west. The Chaldiran battle was just the beginning of 41 years of destructive war, which only ended in 1555 with the Treaty of Amasya. Though Mesopotamia and Eastern Anatolia (Western Armenia) were eventually reconquered by the Safavids under the reign of Shah Abbas the Great (r. 1588, they would be permanently lost to the Ottomans by the 1639 Treaty of Zuhab.


  • Turkey = ISIS = an oil looting terrorist driven by a psychopathic mongrel who"s name is ERDOGAN!!!

  • For Turkey (former Ottoman Empire) Iraq and its oil was its own, stolen at the end of the WWI.

  • Let the retards destroy the Middle East and other bastions of degeneracy.

  • Don’t worry Turkic people will rule the Midlle East soon, as in the past :)

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