Turkish troops will enter Syria’s Manbij if Kurdish units fail to leave the city, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) event in Istanbul on Friday.

“We are determined to ensure stability and security east of the Euphrates River [in Syria]. If Manbij is not cleared [of Kurdish units], then we will enter the city,” he said.

According to the Turkish president, “the United States is trying to distract Turkey by delaying the implementation of the Manbij roadmap.” “The US seeks to weaken our resolve to fight against terrorists,” Erdogan added.

On Wednesday, the Turkish leader said that Ankara might soon launch a military operation east of the Euphrates River in Syria in order to target Kurdish fighters.

Turkey previously carried out two military operations in Syria dubbed Olive Branch and Euphrates Shield. Erdogan said at a press conference following the G20 summit in Argentina that Ankara would soon clear areas east of the Euphrates River from terrorist units.

Over the past several months, the Turkish president has many times announced plans to carry out an operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) concentrated east of the Euphrates River.

Ankara believes the YPG to be a branch of the branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

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Karel Vd Geest

Part of the local MMC are kurds from Manbij and the wider region. Driving them out because of their being kurdish is ethnic cleansing.

Erdogan oncdd afain proving it is not about YPG or anythjng, sololy about being kurdish.

Once done, he will insist arab member of MMC leave as “everybody” known Manbij is turkmen.

In the end, he will insist on powersharing. Meaning his mercenaries take oveff and HE will have all power. Nompower gorcanybody else. Nonjustice for anybody else.

In the name of his god, they will plunder the region, take slaves and destroy the countryside.

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Karel Vd Geest

Sotty for the typos.

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johnny was

this rabid dog needs to be put back on his leach