Turkey’s leader says it will start another military activity against U.S-upheld Kurdish warriors in Syria “within a couple of days”
Addressing a defense industry meeting in Ankara on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the objective of the activity would be the Syrian Kurdish civilian army known as the People’s Protection Units, or YPG — which Turkey sees as a psychological oppressor gather connected to the revolt inside its fringes.
“We will begin our operation to rescue the east of the Euphrates from the separatist organization within a few days,” Erdogan said. “Our target is not the American soldiers, it is the terror organizations that are active in the region.”
Turkey has been exasperated by American help for the Kurdish-drove powers. All the more as of late, it has been baffled by postponements in the usage of an understanding that was come to among Washington and Ankara that would adequately drive the Kurdish state army out of the key northern Syrian town of Manbij, west of the Euphrates.
“They are not being honest, they are still not removing terrorists (from Manbij),” Erdogan said. “Therefore, we will do it.”
“We know that the aim of the radar and observation posts set up by the United States (east of the Euphrates) is not to protect our country from terrorists, but to protect the terrorists from Turkey,” Erdogan said.
The YPG is the main part of a Kurdish-drove local army that moved back the Islamic State amass with the assistance of the U.S.- drove alliance. U.S. troops are sent with the Kurdish contenders in northeastern Syria, to a limited extent to avoid conflicts with NATO partner Turkey.
Turkish powers have just pursued two cross-fringe battles against Syrian Kurdish powers, in 2016 and prior this year.