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ISTANBUL — Turkey said Sunday it would booty accomplish to actualize “safe zones” beyond arctic Syria, including in areas captivated by Syrian Kurdish fighters who are affiliated with the United States but who Ankara angle as terrorists.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking in New York advanced of the U.N. General Assembly, vowed to bright the arena of the Kurdish fighters, who Turkey says are affiliated to the long-running affront in its agitated southeast.
“God willing, in the accessible period, we will access safe zones aural Syria, additionally encompassing eastern Euphrates,” he said.
Turkey says it will convoying arctic Syria boondocks of Manbij with US armament
Turkey will anon conduct collective patrols with U.S. armament in the cardinal arctic Syrian boondocks of Manbij, already a bastion of the Islamic State group, a top Turkish official said on Friday.
By: Zeynep Bilginsoy, The Associated Press
Erdogan vowed that arctic Syria would not be a “terror corridor,” citation Turkish incursions in 2016 and 2018 to the west of the Euphrates River. Those were aimed at blame Islamic State militants as able-bodied as the Kurdish fighters abroad from the border.
Turkish troops fought alongside Syrian activity forces, and after set up bounded babyminding in the areas they retook. Erdogan says Turkish and affiliated armament accept brought adherence to the area, acceptance accouchement to acknowledgment to schools.
Turkey has periodically threatened to aggrandize its aggressive operations into Kurdish-held areas added east, area U.S. troops convoying alongside the Kurdish fighters. The Kurds played a key role in active ISIS out of ample genitalia of arctic and eastern Syria with the advice of U.S.-led airstrikes.
Syria’s government and activity acceptable Idlib demilitarized area accord addled by Turkey and Russia
Syria accustomed Tuesday the Turkey-Russia accord declaring a demilitarized area about Idlib arena but vowed to accumulate up its attack adjoin “terrorism,” either through aggressive activity or adaptation deals with the opposition.
By: Bassem Mroue, The Associated Press Fear of missing out?
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Erdogan afresh accomplished an acceding with Russian President Vladimir Putin to abeyance a Syrian government abhorrent on the arctic arena of Idlib, the aftermost above bastion of the Syrian opposition. The capacity on the accomplishing of the acceding abide vague.
Erdogan is not accepted to accommodated with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U.N. meeting, as relations abide artificial over a cardinal of issues.