Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted on Tuesday that his nation might launch a brand new floor incursion into northern Syria in opposition to the US-allied Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) within the coming months.
“We won’t really feel comfy so long as there are bloody murderers in Iraq and Syria,” Erdogan stated after a cupboard assembly in Ankara. concerning Kurdish militants in northern Iraq and Syrian Kurdish teams controlling elements of northern Syria. “God keen, we will definitely take new steps on this path within the coming months, no matter who says what,” he added in a thinly veiled reference to Russian and American objections. Over the previous three years, Moscow and Washington have been urgent to discourage Ankara from conducting one other floor operation in Syria.
His feedback come amid ongoing large-scale airstrikes by Turkey in opposition to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq and US-allied SDF positions in northern Syria, in retaliation for the killing of 9 Turkish troopers final week.
He additionally criticized the USA and Russia for not retaining their “guarantees” to Turkey.