Turkey Warns America, Syria's Government Not to Support the Kurds

The Turkish government has asked the United States to stop arming Kurdish militia in Syria, and warned the Syrian government against involvement in Turkish attacks on Kurdish citizens in Syria.

Turkish officials on Monday (19/2) ) said so in response to news that Damascus planned to send pro-government militia to Afrin in northern Syria to assist Kurdish militia in the fight against Turkish offensive.

America and Turkey Promise to Avoid Possible Military Confrontation in Syria

Last month Turkey launched a massive offensive against Kurdish militia controlling Afrin, and planned to remove Kurds from other areas they seized from Islamic State militants (ISIS).

Syrian-backed Syrian rebels have taken up positions near the Syrian-Turkish border. From that position they fired on Kurdish militia in the Afrin region. Syrian news media reported Monday that Syria will send pro-government armed forces to help Kurdish militias fight Turkish troops.

 Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a press conference in Amman, Jordan, February 19, 2018.

Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu at a press conference in Amman, Jordan, February 19, 2018.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told journalists during a visit to Jordan that Turkish troops would oppose anyone seeking to protect the Kurdish People Protection Unit, known as the YPG, or the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) labeled terrorist by Turkey.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said "If the Syrian regime enters Afrin to clear the PKK and YPG, then there is no problem, but if to protect YPG, then no one can stop us, stop Turkey or the Turkish army. This is valid for Afrin, for Manbij, and this applies to the area east of the Euphrates river. "

Turkey is the arch-rival of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but says it has no territorial claim in Syria Ankara assumes the Kurdish militia as a terrorist and a threat to the Turkish border.
The United States has angered Turkey by arming Kurdish militias in order to get rid of ISIS from Syria, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried to get rid of the differences with the allied NATO ally when visiting Turkey last week

"We will act together from this moment on and on. We will address the problems that cause us difficulties, "said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Despite a call to peace from Tillerson, on Monday (19/2) Turkey changed the street name in front of the American Embassy in Ankara after carrying out its military offensive in Syria, and a top Turkish official of the country issued a warning related to the support of US forces against Kurdish militia in Manbij

 Bekir Bozdag, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (Photo: VOA / Videograb)

Bekir Bozdag, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (Photo: VOA / Videograb)

Deputy Prime Minister Turkey Bekir Bozdag conveyed his threat.

"If we do not get results in talks with the United States, then Turkey will be the deciding party itself. In this case, Turkey will clean up the Kurdish terrorists there as when we clean up the terrorists in Afrin. We hope that this issue will be resolved by dialogue without the need for such an operation. "

The Kurds rule Manbij, another town in northern Syria, after defeating ISIS in the area. Turkey demanded that they leave the traditionally Arab-occupied city, strategically positioned west of the Euphrates River. [lt/ab]

US House of Representatives Pass a Big Budget To Conclude Closure of Government Activities

The House of Representatives passed a bill of 400 billion dollars on Friday morning, aimed at ending the halt of some federal government activities.

Legislators voted with 240 votes versus 186 to approve the current bill sent to President Donald Trump for signing. However, this budget will only fund the government until March 23. After that the legislators had to draft a detailed budget plan for the rest of the fiscal year that ended on September 30.

The budget was passed, despite opposition from a number of politicians who objected to large budget increases, and without any action plan to protect more than one million illegal young immigrants, known as Dreamer .

See also: Some US Government Operations Re-Terminated

American Government Activities closed Friday morning (9/2), as Congress passed a deadline to extend the federal government funding. This is the closing of part of a second government operation in less than a month. The Senate then decided with 71 votes versus 28 to reopen the federal government's activities.

Senator Rand Paul from the Republican fraction late on Thursday (8/2) hampered the efforts of both factions to pass a bill to keep the wheels of government running, before the federal funds expire.

Paul from Kentucky objected to the Senate holding a vote on the draft budget for two years, which will increase the military and domestic budgets of hundreds of billions of dollars. He said the budget would bolster the already rising federal deficit and increase the national debt of more than 20 trillion dollars.

"With honesty and good faith, I am against voting for this design," Paul said in a long, fire in the Senate, as time grew thinner for Congress to avoid closing some of the less important federal government operations. "There is a 700-page legislation printed in the middle of the night and no one has read it yet … nothing will be renewed, the waste will continue," he said.

Paul's attitude invited a fellow senator's anger from the Republican fraction, from South Carolina, who said the American military desperately needs additional funding after years of budgetary restrictions, which hamper domestic and Pentagon programs.

"Debts and deficits are no excuse for letting the military go wild. I will do anything that will defend our military, "he said. [uh]

Trump Issued Budgetary Expenditure Law, Ends Closing Short of Government Activities

American President Donald Trump on Friday passed a law that ended briefly closing some of the federal government's activities as well as adding hundreds of billions of dollars to military and domestic budgets.

"Just now signed the bill, "writes Trump on Twitter. "Our military is now stronger than ever. We love and need the military and give it all – and more. The first time this happened in a long time. It also means, JOB, JOB, WORK. "

Trump signed the $ 400 billion budget bill several hours after the House passed it Friday morning (9/2). The legislators decided with 240 votes versus 186 to approve the legislation, which sets the size of the budget for the next two fiscal years. However, this budget will only fund the government until March 23. After that the legislators must draw up a detailed draft budget for the remainder of the fiscal year which will end on September 30.

Read also: US House of Representatives Pass the Great Budget To Conclude Closure of Government Activities 19659003] The budget was passed, overcoming the opposition of a number of politicians who objected to a massive budget increase, and without any action plan to protect over one million illegal young immigrants, known as Dreamer

The activities of the American government were closed Friday morning (9/2) as Congress passed the deadline to extend federal government funding. This is the closing of part of a second government operation in less than a month. The Senate then decided with 71 votes versus 28 to reopen the federal government's activities.

Senator Rand Paul of the Republican fraction late on Thursday hampered efforts by both factions to pass a bill to keep the wheels of government running, hours before federal funds end.

Paul from Kentucky objected to the Senate holding a vote on the draft budget for two years, which would raise the military and domestic budgets of hundreds of billions of dollars. He said the budget would bolster the already rising federal deficit and increase the national debt of more than 20 trillion dollars.

Paul's attitude invited the anger of fellow senators from the Republican fraction, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who said the US military desperately needed additional funds after years of budgetary restrictions, which hampered domestic and Pentagon programs.

"Debts and deficits are no reason to leave the army unsettled. I will do anything that will defend our military, "he said [uh]

Some US Government Operations Resumed

Starting Thursday (8/2) midnight local time, part of the American government's operations were again stopped. The Senate recessed until 12.01 pm without passing the bill.

The Senate plans to vote Friday (9/2) on a bill that will allocate billions of dollars for the military and programs within the country. But the fate of the bill is unclear in the House of Representatives because conservative groups refuse to add the billions of dollars to state debt, while liberals are demanding steps to protect nearly two million young immigrants their parents took while illegally trying not to be deported.

Some leaders in the House have advised their partners to "prepare to vote at midnight or tomorrow morning."

Earlier White House Office of Management and Budget spokesman John Czwartacky said late Thursday that "government agencies has been called to review and prepare for the pause "after midnight. [em]

If Congress Is Not Agree, US Government Operations Stop Thursday Midnight

US Senate leaders on Wednesday approved a bipartisan agreement that will fund the federal government for two years, but left the immigration topic at issue unresolved.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, No one thinks this is perfect, but we have worked hard to find common ground and remain focused on serving the American people.the first and foremost, this bipartisan agreement will free us from the various cuts that have harmed the armed forces and endangered our national security. "

But seeking full agreement in the House is more difficult. Minority Leader of the House, Nancy Pelosi spoke at the Congress for eight hours on Wednesday and the contents of the protest and in the end she announced that she would not support the funding agreement until Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan allowed a vote that would respond to the demands of the participants the DACA program, a program that protects young immigrants whose children were illegally brought by their parents to the United States.

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Minority Leader said, "There is nothing partisan or political in the effort to protect the Dreamers or young immigrants children are brought into the US by their parents illegally.If a DREAM Act is brought to a congressional plenary session, it will get away with strong bipartisan support and I applaud the Republican colleagues who dare speak up about this, but the young immigrants we are now drowned in fear and uncertainty, and cowardice on the part of the Republic must be avoided hiri. "

It is unclear whether a suitable bipartisan funding agreement can be reached in the House before the deadline of Thursday night, so that government operations can continue.

Trump President has signaled support for the Senate deal, which includes an increase in defense spending, after he seemed to threaten to allow the closure of government operations to take place.

Democrats blocked an emergency shopping bill in January, triggering the closure of a three-day federal government operation aimed at protesting Congressional inaction response to DACA, an Obama-created program that would ended March 5th. [ps/jm]