One of the German state television channels, the ZDF, has broadcasted two interesting reports today.
In both reports it is said that the so-called Syrian rebels have taken responsibility for yesterday`s provocations for which the Syrian Arab Army and thus, the Syrian government was immediately blamed for by the Turkish government, Western governments, last but not least, by Western media, of course.
The below link to the first video clip by the German State television channel ZDF, there is one of these examples for this. From minute 00:50 in this video report, it says the following (translated):
“Rockets and Mortar Fire – Turkey exacts vengeance for an attack from the Syrian side which took place yesterday afternoon. For weeks, Ankara has warned for any provocation in direction to Turkey. Until late at night, the fighting has taken place. Meanwhile, Syrian rebels have taken responsibility for this provocation.”
Turkey received ‘very strong warnings’ in the past few hours from Syrian ally Iran in case Ankara launched a military strike against Damascus, a report revealed
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the lawmakers and supporters of his party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, February 1, 2012. (Photo: AP)
Syrian ally Iran has warned their common neighbour Turkey that it will meet a harsh response should Ankara carry out any strikes inside Syrian territory, a pro-Damascus daily reported on Monday.
“Any attack on Syrian territory will meet with a harsh response, and the Iranian-Syrian mutual defence agreement will be activated,” the Al-Watan newspaper said.
“Turkey has received very strong warnings in the past few hours and the following message — beware changing the rules of the game,” the paper added.
Iran is the closest regional ally of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but has also striven to keep good relations with Turkey even as the standoff over its controversial nuclear programme has deepened with other NATO member states. Continue reading →