Turkey Plans To Enter Syria’s Areas East Of Euphrates As Soon As Possible: Foreign Minister

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Turkey Plans To Enter Syria’s Areas East Of Euphrates As Soon As Possible: Foreign Minister

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The news agency TASS reports (source):

Ankara plans to enter Syria’s areas east of the Euphrates River as soon as possible, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

“If Turkey says that it will enter Syria, it will be so. We will coordinate the troop withdrawal with the United States. We plan to enter areas east of the Euphrates River as soon as possible,” he said, as cited by the TRT TV channel.

According to Cavusoglu, Turkey “is working to make sure there is no vacuum after the United States pulls out of Syria, which terrorist groups will be eager to fill.”

Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said earlier that Ankara “will coordinate its actions east of the Euphrates River with Russia.”

On December 12, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced plans to launch an operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) on the east bank of the Euphrates, that Ankara believes to be branches of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Turkey already carried out two military operations in Syria dubbed Olive Branch and Euphrates Shield. As a result, a buffer zone was created between the border towns of Jarabulus and Azaz, while Turkey seized the Kurdish-populated Afrin region.

Erdogan said at a press conference following the G20 summit in Argentina that Ankara would soon clear areas east of the Euphrates River of terrorist units.

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  • Moursal Admaj

    Haha time is taking where the saa come from the south .
    Stupid kurds we have served the zioempire now it is time to get punished.

  • Xoli

    This thing of Turkey establishing regional council should not be permitted by Syrian government and allies.Just as USA and Turkey wants new reforms and elections.Erdogan should not think it can create own council and terrorists Turkey Police with out approval of legitimate Syrian government.Let Syrian government decides which Police and councils are suitable not rebellion Turkey’s and USA councils and Police or army.

  • jorge
    • Tommy Jensen

      Doesnt look good for the traitors.
      Backstabbing their host in Turkey who let them into the parliament, backstabbing their host Assad who let them rule their own and gave them protection, backstabbing Iran who let them live their nomad life.

  • Brother Ma

    Imagine if it was a grand strategy between Russia and Turkey and or russia and the us. Convince the us to go, to force the kurds to give up the region to Assad. Why would the us do it? They know rhey lost,trump always said that he did not want war and three ,the Us slaps Turkey actually in the face by promising it the region but Russia and Syra are too quick and smart for turkey.
    Why would turkey do it? Well russia has promised erdogan he will look good by chasing out the kurds and thinking he will take over the land. Also it makes Turkey think it is slapping the Us around.

    Plrase let it be a Russian Grand Plan!

    • occupybacon

      The mother of wishful thinking

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    The Russians and the SAA are already filling the vacuum, starting from the south and heading north, and with Kurdish cooperation too I might add.