‘Turkey's op in N Syria to move different phase soon’

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Turkey’s counter-terrorism offensives will move forward to a “different phase” in northern Syria soon, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.


“We’II move the process which we started with the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations forward to a different phase very soon,” Erdogan told the 11th Ambassadors' Conference in the capital Ankara referring to Turkey's planned military operation in northern Syria.

"If needed, Turkey will absolutely protect its national interests [in Syria] either via dialogue, soft power, coercive diplomacy instruments or realpolitik," he stressed.

Erdogan said Turkey's military operation in Syria would not only resolve the irregular migrant issue, but also accelerate the return of homesick Syrians to their country.

"We expect clear steps from the U.S. over extradition of the FETO ringleader to Turkey and halting the arming of the PKK/YPG terror groups," he added.

Turkey expects the creation of a 20-mile (32-kilometer) safe zone in northern Syria and has stressed that it wants the YPG/PYD terror group cleared in the region.

YPG/PKK is the Syrian offshoot of terror group PKK, which has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people in Turkey, including many children, women and infants, for more than 30 years.

Ankara and Washington have yet to hammer an agreement on the safe zone.

FETO and its U.S. based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the failed coup attempt of 2016 that left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

The president went on to say that Turkey is determined to tear off PKK from the Iraqi territory as well.

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‘Turkey's op in N Syria to move different phase soon’

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Read: 752     11:00     07 August 2019    

Turkey’s counter-terrorism offensives will move forward to a “different phase” in northern Syria soon, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.


“We’II move the process which we started with the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations forward to a different phase very soon,” Erdogan told the 11th Ambassadors' Conference in the capital Ankara referring to Turkey's planned military operation in northern Syria.

"If needed, Turkey will absolutely protect its national interests [in Syria] either via dialogue, soft power, coercive diplomacy instruments or realpolitik," he stressed.

Erdogan said Turkey's military operation in Syria would not only resolve the irregular migrant issue, but also accelerate the return of homesick Syrians to their country.

"We expect clear steps from the U.S. over extradition of the FETO ringleader to Turkey and halting the arming of the PKK/YPG terror groups," he added.

Turkey expects the creation of a 20-mile (32-kilometer) safe zone in northern Syria and has stressed that it wants the YPG/PYD terror group cleared in the region.

YPG/PKK is the Syrian offshoot of terror group PKK, which has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people in Turkey, including many children, women and infants, for more than 30 years.

Ankara and Washington have yet to hammer an agreement on the safe zone.

FETO and its U.S. based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the failed coup attempt of 2016 that left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

The president went on to say that Turkey is determined to tear off PKK from the Iraqi territory as well.

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