According to Turkish Defense Minister, the U.S.’ decision to setup these observation posts in northern Syria will only complicate the situation inside the country.
“I think such applications will further complicate the situation inside the country,” Akar claimed.
The Turkish Defense Minister said that his regime conveyed to Washington during the Halifax meetings that this is unacceptable
Turkey’s disapproval of the U.S. plan stems from the latter’s current cooperation with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern and eastern Syria.
Furthermore, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently said during a press conference that his armed forces were preparing to kickoff a new operation that would expel the SDF from several border-cities.
These U.S. observation posts will ultimately obstruct the Turkish regime’s expansion in northern Syria and their ongoing campaign against the SDF and Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).
The Turkish regime accuses the aforementioned groups of being offshoots for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
The PKK has been designated a terrorist group in Turkey, as the latter’s armed forces were involved in a long war against the Kurdish group.