Erdogan: Turkey plans military operation in Syria in a 'few days'


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(Worthy News) - Turkey will start a new military operation in Syria east of the Euphrates river "in a few days," Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, a move that could further complicate relations with the United States.

Ankara and Washington have long been at odds over Syria, where the US backed the YPG Kurdish militia in the fight against Islamic State group (ISIS) insurgents. Turkey says the YPG is a terrorist organisation and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency against the state in southeastern Turkey for 34 years.

Turkey has already intervened to sweep YPG fighters from territory west of the Euphrates in military campaigns over the past two years, but up until now, it had not gone east of the river—partly to avoid direct confrontation with US forces. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More...) ]

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