Erdogan said that if Kurdish militias do not leave northern Syria, Turkey will resume military operations in the region.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that if the Kurdish militias of the YPG and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party do not leave northern Syria in 150 hours, Turkey is ready to clean up the region itself. Erdogan’s words were reported by the Anadolu agency on Saturday, October 26.
We are working to establish a safe zone in Syria to prevent attacks by the RKK, YPG and IS (Islamic State terrorist organization). If the terrorists stay in 150 hours, we will take control of the region and clear them of the territory on our own,” he said.
As you know, the Turkish army on October 9 launched an operation Of the Syrian Peace Source against the Syrian Kurdish Self-Defense Forces (YPG), which Ankara considers an ally of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey.
Two days earlier, the U.S. announced the withdrawal of its military from the border areas of Turkey and Syria, thus opening the way for Ankara to advance.
Turkey intends to establish a so-called security zone in the northern regions of Syria along its border, cleared of the self-defense forces of the Syrian Kurds and militants of terrorist groups, and to resettle there up to two million Syrian refugees, who are there are now in Turkey.