BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli stressed on Turkey’s commitment to carrying out the military operation in northern Syria, speaking in a televised interview from Ankara on Friday.

Speaking of the impending operation in Afrin, Canikli said: “This operation will be carried out. Terror operations will be washed out from that area.”

According to Canikli, the operation had “physically started” referring to the cross-shelling of the border region, a fact confirmed by the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked about impending military operations in Syria’s Afrin and Manbij regions, stating that the Turkish armed forces are prepared to “sort this matter” and that the campaign could start “in any minute.” His warnings followed the US-led coalition’s decision to build a 30,000-strong border force with the help of the Kurdish YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Source: Ruptly

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prince teutonic

Russia then betrayed Kurdish allies… Shame…

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the kurds were never russian allies. a few airstrikes in order to defeat isis is one thing but russia has shown federalism is not on the books for syria.

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No matter! Turkey is a terrorist state!

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Stern Daler

Erdogan should be treated in accordance to the principles and standards of the Tokyo trials. He is simply a war criminal. Where is the cry of outrage from Western MSM.

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Stern Daler

Allies or not that area AFAIK is under truce. Both Turkey and Russia are guarantors.

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Russia did not withdraw observers counter to Turkish claims. Assad allows supplies as agreed via Aleppo. And he currently bars Turkish air support. Where do You see betrayal?