Erdogan: “We will continue our operations in Syria as far as Iraqi borders”

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 26 يناير، 2018 2:47:38 م خبر دوليعسكريسياسي معركة عفرين

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On Friday, the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that the military operations of the Turkish army against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria will continue as far as the Iraqi borders, “until eliminating the last terrorist [...] and until the area is safe for its original owners.”

Erdogan said in his speech during a meeting with the provincial heads of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), “we will clear Manbij of terrorism because they are not its rightful owners, our Arab brothers are its owners,” according to Anadolu agency.

Turkey classifies the YPG in the terrorist organization's list, considering it the “Syrian Branch” of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is also on the terrorist organization's agenda.

Erdogan added, “Turkey hosts 3.5 million Syrian refugees, and we will guarantee their return to their country. The battles in Afrin and Idlib are aiming for this goal, and the west should know that. The question is, how many refugees arrived in your countries?”

The Anadolu agency said, quoting diplomatic sources, which the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, proposed to establish a 30-kilometer security area in the north of Syria.

The Turkish President said about the American support of the YPG, "How a strategic partner does this to his partner [..] when 5,000 weapon truck arrives in the area, my people wonder against whom the weapons will be used.”

The Hurriyet newspaper quoted the Turkish Minister of Foreign affairs as having said that it is wrong to discuss creating a security zone in Northern Syria, before resolving the confidence issue between the U.S. and Turkey.

The Turkish army, along with Free Syrian Army factions, launched a ground military operation, under the name of the Olive Branch operation, in Afrin. The Syrian Democratic Forces control the area, in which the YPG is the main component.

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تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 26 يناير، 2018 2:47:38 م خبر دوليعسكريسياسي معركة عفرين
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