By Ilhan TanirPresident Tayyip Erdogan’s one of top foreign policy advisers Mr. İlnur Çevik stated on live radio interview that Turkey may ‘accidentally’ hit American forces near Turkey border in North Syria.
Mr. Cevik, was on a radio program hosted by Erkan Tan, a well known conspiracy theorist who also has a daily TV program on one of pro-AKP channels. Erkan Tan asked Cevik: ”how about the US? They are shielding PKK terrorists. Officially they became a shield so that they can stop us from attacking?” In response to this question Cevik said: ”It doesn’t matter whether they are patrolling there. If those PKK terrorists continue their activities within Turkey.. you know they are infiltrating from Northern Syria (into Turkey.) That’s the region they infiltrate from. What happened to ISIS? We went there one night suddenly and found ourselves in al Bab. The same thing is valid for northern Syria. If they go little further then our forces [wouldn’t care whether] there are American armors there.. Suddenly you happen to see there are few missiles hit them [Americans] accidentally too!”
Tan, who is known with his many far out views and rhetoric appeared to be surprised by this answer and told Erdogan’s adviser: “This is a very serious situation though. You spoke very seriously.” Cevik asked Tan in response:”How would you respond if they (Americans) do this?”