Erdogan: Turkish Forces to Enter Afrin At Any Moment

11 March, 2018, 01:46 | Author: Diane Mills
  • 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows a convoy of militiamen loyal to the Syrian government on their way to aid the Kurds against Turkish forces in the northern city of Afrin Syria. Turkey’s shattering

"Now the centre of Afrin is surrounded and our entry is imminent", he said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday vowed to expand Turkey s offensive in Syria against Kurdish militia to key border towns controlled by the group right up to the Iraqi frontier.

Turkey has repeatedly called on the USA to stop working with the YPG.

"Today we are in Afrin and tomorrow we will be in Manbij".

It has been listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union. "Where there are terrorists, we'll be there", he added, referring to Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).

TRT World 's Defence Analyst Oubai Shahbandar explains what can be Turkey's next move in the region.

2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows militiamen loyal to the Syrian government waving a Syrian flag on their way to aid the Kurds against Turkish forces in the northern city of Afrin Syria. Turkey’s shat

Turkey's foreign minister said Ankara and Washington have established working groups to discuss the stabilization of Manbij and other Syrian cities east of the Euphrates.

"Olive Branch" initially made slow progress, but the capture on Thursday of Jandairis, a major town in the Kurdish-held enclave, has given the operation a clear shot at the central town of Afrin.

Turkish officials often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. "Approximately 850 square kilometers are under our control during the Afrin operation, and our aim is to clear 2,000 square kilometers from terrorists", he added.

F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force are involved in the operation, inflicting strikes on the positions of PYD/YPG on the Syrian-Turkish border.

Erdogan questioned why North Atlantic Treaty Organisation had not come to Turkey s aid in its Syria operation when Ankara had backed critical alliance campaigns worldwide.

"Then we will ensure security there and send our [displaced] brothers of Afrin back to their homes".

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