Turkey's President Recep Erdogan accepted Barack Obama's proposal about joint US-Turkish efforts to liberate Syria's Raqqa
"If Turkey and the USA take Raqqa without the participation of the Kurds in the operation, it will be a no ordinary situation that may eventually lead to violent clashes between the Kurdish self-defense forces and the Turkish army. We are witnessing the efforts to split Syria
"It is not only the Kurds, but Arabs too, who dislike the Turks. In general, these efforts may trigger a large-scale war there that will only make everything worse," the expert added.
When asked whether the above-mentioned efforts could be part of the plan to split Syria, Semyon Bagdasarov said that the plan is being implemented already. "
A Pravda.Ru correspondent asked the expert why Turkish President Erdogan accepted the proposal in light of the recent events in Turkey.
"Why not accept? Erdogan has decided that it does not make any sense to continue supporting the Islamic State. He pragmatically decided to take Raqqa in cooperation with the Americans to subsequently create a structure there that would be loyal both to the USA and Turkey. Finally, it makes him look like a fighter against the Islamic State, but at the same time, he reserves the opportunity to control other radical groups and suppress the Kurdish national liberation movement. Everything has been schemed out correctly," Semyon Bagdasarov told Pravda.Ru.
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The General Staff noted that the document appeared at a time when Russia was trying to deter the arms race unleashed by the United States