Train-Equip Program Postponed to 1st May

The train-equip program in which Syrian terrorists and Iraqi peshmergas are to be trained to fight against ISIS have been postponed to 1st of May. 

The ruling AKP government and US are reportedly to train Syrian opposition militants to fight against ISIS. An anonymous source told Aydınlık Newspaper: “The program is run by the will of the government. There is a protocol signed by the US Ambassador and Foreign Affairs Minister Feridun Siniroğlu. The program is run in accordance with this protocol.” 

It is known that Turkish armed Forces do not consent the program, but stay mute due to the pressure of the AKP government. The program has been declared to be postponed until 1st May due to some problems. However, it may require some more delay, according to some military sources.

According to the announced program, Turkmen in Syria and a group of Free Syrian Army militants were supposed to be trained with equipment. However, Syrian Turkmen have not been invited to the program yet, even though those who would take part in the program were announced, as well.

The US and Turkey did not reportedly reach an agreement about the Free Syrian Army militants to attend the program. 200 members of FSA were investigated in depth by both countries, before being included to the program. Militants were chosen from different groups. The only trouble is reportedly not just that, but Washington is very much worried about Hareket Hazım’s joining to the Al-Nusra.

On Feb. 19, Turkey and the U.S. signed a deal to train and equip Syrian terrorist groups. The Syrian terrorists trained in the joint program are expected to fight against current legitimate government of Syria under the guise of fighting against the shaddy terrorist actor of the region, the ISIL. It is estimated that the first group of 300 terrorists will be brought to Kaman district in Kirsehir province of Central Anatolia by 15 March 2015.

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