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 Secretary of State Warns Focus Do not Switch from Defeat ISIS

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Tuesday about the need to remain focused on the ISIS defeat forever, although most militants have been removed from areas once controlled in Iraq and Syria.

Tillerson spoke at a conference in Kuwait for members of the coalition formed by America by the end of 2014, with a multi-direction strategy to deal with ISIS, including through US-led air strikes and efforts to cut funding for the group and the flow of foreign fighters. Tillerson said that ISIS still poses a serious threat to stability in the region, in coalition member countries and elsewhere in the world.

He said the militants no longer controlled 98 percent of the territory they seized at its peak, in 2014, as they declared the formation of the Caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but they now pose a different threat.

In Iraq and Syria, ISIS seeks to turn into insurrection, and in other places such as Afghanistan, Philippines, Libya, West Africa, ISIS seeks to shape safe havens, he continued.

Tillerson announces $ 200 million in new aid to liberate parts of Syria. Also Tuesday, he is scheduled to take part in a conference of donors aimed at rebuilding the regions of Iraq.

Ahead of the meeting, senior State Department officials said attention should be on target, while explaining the need to focus on defeating ISIS. He highlighted the recent conflict in the region of Afrin, northern Syria, between Turkish forces and Syrian-backed Democratic Forces as a diversion of the target.

Read also: Turkey Renames Road in front of US Embassy after the Turkish Offensive in Syria

The official, and Tillerson in their comments on Tuesday (13/2), are aware of Turkey's concerns about Kurdish militants who are perceived as a threat.

Tillerson is on his fifth countries in the region, beginning in Egypt and covering stops in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. [uh]

Humanitarian Aid Group Warns US on Fund Ammunition for Palestinian Refugees

The leaders of 21 international humanitarian aid groups have urged the United States to reconsider its decision to withhold $ 65 million from the United Nations aid agency for Palestinian refugees, warning of the dire consequences that would ensue if the funds were cut.

worried over the linking of aid to political goals by the Trump Administration. In a letter to the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and other top officials, published on Thursday (25/1), they wrote that this marked "a dangerous and striking abandonment of American policy on humanitarian aid."

Haley has linking aid to the Palestinians with their willingness to start negotiations with Israel.

America is the largest donor to the aid agency, providing education and other social services to some 5 million Palestinian refugees and their descendants in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. [uh]

New Report Warns of the Extent of ISIS's Influence in Pakistan

A new report documenting the widespread influence of ISIS in Pakistan at a worrying pace, exacerbating the challenges facing the fight against terrorism and religious extremism that have been carried out for a decade in the country.

issued an independent institution of the Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies, or PIPS, documented 370 terrorist attacks in Pakistan by 2017, including "suicide attacks and coordinated suicide-and-firearm attacks" that killed 815 people and wounded more than 1,700 others. But the report suggested a 10 percent decline in the number of fatalities in the whole terror attack.

The report says that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban, and its splinter groups are the most powerful and set 58 percent of the attacks that occurred. Active nationalist rebels in the province of Baluchistan and sectarian groups are suspected to be the perpetrators of 42 percent of the terror attacks.

"What is particularly worrying is the growing influence of ISIS, particularly in Baluchistan and Sindh provinces," according to the report. Added, ISIS claimed responsibility for six major attacks last year that killed 153 people, mostly civilians. Two Chinese nationals were among the dead.

The gathering of ISIS militants in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, the emergence of radicalized people on the will, small terrorist cells, and increasing incidents of religious extremism, including on campuses education, requiring Pakistan to review its counterterrorism strategy to effectively address new challenges, according to the report.

Islamabad says ISIS is designing attacks in Pakistan from bases along the border with Afghanistan and calls on Afghan and American forces take steps to stop extremist violence.

ISIS launched its regional operations early in 2015 after setting up bases in Nangarhar and Kunar provinces in the east bordering Pakistan.

Afghan forces with US airforce support launched an offensive against pangkala n-base ISIS, killing hundreds of militants, but lately ISIS has expanded its influence into the northern provinces of Afghanistan, thereby worrying about neighboring central Asian countries of Afghanistan. [ds]

US Warns Its People to Lose Nuclear Attack

Amid mounting tensions between the United States and North Korea as the country's nuclear weapons program, the US government agency responsible for national health, will hold a major meeting this month, discussing the steps to be taken "should a nuclear bomb explosion . "

" Though the possibility will not happen, the nuclear explosion will be catastrophic, and there will not be much time to take protective measures, "says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC statement.

protect the health of the people nationwide. His task is to save and protect people from various health threats.

The grand gathering will be held on January 16 to discuss the steps that individuals must take to save themselves and train teams "at the federal, state and local level to standby in the event of a nuclear explosion. "The meeting will take place in Atlanta, the state of Georgia, the CDC headquarters.

The CDC announcement, posted on its website, is accompanied by a giant fungus-shaped cloud photograph taking place in an atomic or nuclear bomb explosion. 19659002] This was not the first time the public was informed of the impact or consequences of a nuclear strike.

Last August, when a nuclear rhetoric culminated in North Korea, the Department of Homeland Security and the Civil Defense Office on Guam island issued a two-page instruction on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.

Four months later , the state government of Hawaii began to commemorate the monthly nuclear attack by sounding sirens. This is the first since the end of the Cold War in the 1980s.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says missiles equipped with nuclear weapons will reach all places on the American mainland. [ii]