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Syrian Envoy Rails Against Turkish Presence in North Syria

UN Ambassador from Syria Bashar Ja'afari

Syria’s envoy to the United Nations on Tuesday railed against Turkey’s growing influence in the north, calling it an “occupation” and vowing to “expel” its troops.

Turkey, a main backer of Syria’s opposition rebel gorces has sent troops into northern Syria to battle the ISIS group and Kurdish militants. It has also deployed troops in the opposition stronghold of Idlib as part of a de-escalation agreement with Iran and Russia, both of which are close allies of Assad.

Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari condemned the presence of Turk troops during 10th round of talks hosted by Russia in Sochi, which bring together Turkey, Iran, Russia, Syria representatives of the opposition said Assad forces remains determined to regain control over all of Syria and will not tolerate the long-term presence of Turkish troops, saying “we will expel them.”

His comments came amid speculation that Assad will launch a major offensive in Idlib, after it drove rebels out of areas around Damascus and southwestern Syria. Ja'afari said the de-escalation agreement “tests” whether Turkey is serious about fighting “terrorist groups.” President Bashar Assad’s forces refers to all opposition fighters as terrorists.

The Russian presidential envoy for Syria, Aleksandr Lavrentyev, dismissed what he called “rumors” of an imminent offensive in Idlib, but he said between 300 and 500 people have left the provincial capital, of the same name, through corridors maintained by the Russian military.

Idlib is home to more than 3 million people, nearly half of them displaced from other parts of Syria, including armed groups who refused to accept the restoration of Assad authority following military offensives and capitulation deals.

“There is not talk and cannot be any talk of any operation, any large-scale offensive in Idlib,” Lavrentyev said, according to Russian news agency Interfax.
The Ottoman slap that threaten US.....by Turk Erdogan.

Turkey’s currency, the lira, has hit records lows, reaching 6.30 lira to the dollar on Thursday.

Once one of the fastest growing economies, value of lira has nosedived since Jan, 18. It lost more than 34% against US$.

The stock market has also fallen 17%, while govt borrowing costs have risen to 18% a year.

While all of this has happened, inflation in Turkey has hit 15%, increasing the cost of everyday items and causing a serious problem for Turkey’s leaders.

A fresh lira collapse on Sunday night hit Asian shares, weakened South Africa's rand and drove demand in global markets for safe currencies including the dollar, Swiss franc and yen. Shares in Europe's major banks also lost ground.

What is happening in Turkey right now?.It economy could destabilise world as seen in recent few days.
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