Mevlüt, Cavusoglu: Denis Balibouse / AP
Planned Turkish operation in the North-East of Syria does not depend on the withdrawal of us troops from the region. This was announced by the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu. His words are quoted by the Associated Press.
The Minister said that Ankara will take the necessary steps to eradicate the threat. This will happen in any action on the part of the U.S. military, “will they leave or won’t leave,” he added.
January 6, the US presidential Advisor for national security John Bolton said that the U.S. military did not leave the North-Eastern part of Syria as long as Turkey will not agree not to pursue living in the territory of the Kurds.
The day before, the media reported that part of the US military can indefinitely stay in the South of Syria, where the base of al-TANF.
US President, Donald trump declared victory over the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Syria and ordered the U.S. military to leave the country on December 19. A few days later he offered to take care of the rest in the region of the terrorists to other countries, including Turkey.
In the same month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a new operation against terrorists in North-Eastern Syria. Terrorists Ankara understands as the IG, and representatives of the Kurdish party Democratic Union (PYD) and its armed “people’s protection Units” (YPG), who control territory in Northern Syria and who are supported by Washington.
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