Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey has completed all necessary military preparations for a military operation in northern Syria while speaking in Ankara on Saturday at the ruling Justice and Development Party’s presentation of mayoral candidates for the southeastern Gaziantep province.
“We have showed with the Shield of Euphrates and Olive Branch operations that we won’t flinch from any military movement if needed. We have mostly completed our armed forces preparations to be used in case of need. We are waiting for the consequences of the political and diplomatic process which are still going on”, the Turkish leader said.
Erdogan also confirmed that he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow earlier this week, with the two leaders discussing the stabilisation of Syria’s Idlib province.