Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus has vowed that Turkey will continue its operations in Syria that are targeting ISIS and Kurdish forces despite the terror attack on an Instanbul nightclub.
“This was a message for our cross-border operations, above all the Euphrates Shield,” Kurtulmus said on Monday.
“In Jarablus, al-Bab, Manbij or wherever it needs to go, we will continue these operations until these terror organizations no longer remain a threat to Turkey,” Kurtulmus said, adding, “We will carry on our cross-border operations and Euphrates Shield and with determination.”
“Our initiatives for new peace in the Middle East will be realized,” Kurtulmus said.
Turkey began its intervention in the Syrian war in late August 2016.