Let them fight. Long and hard.
Uh oh ...
It will be a Turkey Shoot.
Why all the flexing?
I hope the CNN camera dudes are right there on the front to record the dust-up.
Muslims threatening muslims. Is there a downside?
Assad spells his name wrong.
In the event of an invasion, I am sure Prime Minister Erdogan would have to contemplate calling up his police force.
Turkey has a large, modern, well-trained military (which also happens to be the second largest in NATO, after the United States).
This is like Guatemala threatening to invade the United States.
Get your popcorn ready!
Let the Turks fight their own battles.
When we needed to fly over to get to Iraq, Turkey said no.
So they bought and paid for this.
It’s our turn to say NO!
Makes me really wish Turkey was still secular and friendly to Israel. A Neo-Ottoman land grab would actually might put a cork in at least part of that hell hole.
So how long till Assad falls and the MB takes over and then how long after that till Israel nukes Damascus into oblivion??
Drag things out in Syrria. Try to draw Iran in. Send in the drones.
Turkey can’t expect NATO help. It’s not as if Syria were the aggressor here.
Of course who knows what Bambi will do just to get a boost in the polls.
170 tanks? Against Turkey (NATO Turkey?)
Best of luck with that. Though I suspect it is either for the rebels or as a screening force.
In Ottoman times, Hatay was part of the Vilayet of Aleppo in Ottoman Syria. After World War I, Hatay (then known as Alexandretta) became part of the French Mandate of Syria. Unlike other regions historically[vague] belonging to Syrian provinces (such as Aintab, Kilis and Urfa), Alexandretta was confirmed as Syrian territory in the Treaty of Lausanne agreed upon by Kemal Atatürk; although it was granted a special autonomous status because it contained a large Turkish minority. However, culminating a series of border disputes with France-mandated Syria, Atatürk obtained in 1937 an agreement with France recognizing Alexandretta as an independent state, and in 1939 this state, called the Republic of Hatay, was annexed to Turkey as the 63rd Turkish province following a referendum. Syria bitterly disputed both the separation of Alexandretta and its subsequent annexation to Turkey. Syria maintains that the separation of Alexandretta violated France's mandatory responsibility to maintain the unity of Syrian lands (article 4 of the mandate charter). It also disputes the results of the referendum held in the province because, according to a League of Nations commission that registered voters in Alexandretta in 1938, Turkish voters in the province represented no more than 46% of the population. Syria continues to consider Hatay part of its territory, and shows it as such on its maps. However, Turkey and Syria have strengthened their ties and opened the border between the two countries.
Syrians hold the view that this land was illegally ceded to Turkey by France, the mandatory occupying power of Syria in the late 1930s. Syria still considers it an integral part of its own territory. Syrians call this land Liwa' aliskenderun (Arabic: لواء الاسكندرون) rather than the Turkish name of Hatay. Official Syrian maps still show Hatay as part of Syria.