Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly urged U.S. president Barack Obama to launch an attack on violence and conflict-hit Assad’s Syria after Syria downed a Turkish military jet on June 22.
Politics / NationalTurk – Debka File, an intelligence and security news service, published a report that claims Turkish leader Erdogan tried to persuade Barack Obama to use the ‘ opening ‘ initiated by Syria when they the shot down a military Turkish jet to launch a joint assault by Turkish and American forces on Syria. The heated debate and Erdogan’s war proposal came during a phone conversation between Obama and Erdogan on 26 June, 4 days after the Turkish warplane was downed somewhere over Turkey Syria border.
Turkish PM Erdogan reportedly ‘ argued forcefully ‘ that the incident that pushed the Syrian Turkish tensions to its limits, provided the perfect opening for a Western-Muslim-Arab joint offensive on Assad’s Syria to intervene and create a no-fly zone in Syria, attacking the Assad’s regime’s military targets and creating safe zones for Syrian rebels and refugees.
General staff readied Turkish Army, Air Force and Navy units for offensive action, Erdoğan allegedly informed Barack Obama, but this time the U.S. had to lead the offensive – and not ‘ just from behind,’ as in Libya he additionally ordered the US president.
‘Nah’ from Obama to Erdogan on Syria military assult demand
U.S. president Obama countered Tayyip Erdogan’s request by stating the time had not yet come for direct military intervention against Syria by the U.S. and that they had to contend with covert operations by American, British, French and Turkish special forces that were already continuing in Syria.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reportedly held his ground, or tried to do so at the very least noting covert tactics would fail to stop the surging violence in Syria or overthrow the Bashar al-Assad regime. Erdogan stated only the open exercise of American military power would result succesfully and finish the Syrian crisis radically as Turkey was unable to move forward on its ownand without ‘ big brothers’ allowance.