Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Saturday that Turkish forces won’t leave Syrian territory until the people of the country ask Ankara to withdraw.

“We will not leave Syria until the people of Syria say, ‘Thank you, you may leave now'”, the president said at a rally in Istanbul.

The October military campaign, dubbed Operation Peace Spring, was launched on 9 October, with Turkish military and allied militants fighting against Daesh terrorists and the local Kurdish forces.

The offensive was criticised by the US and European countries, with Washington imposing sanctions on Ankara over the issue. The sides, however, came to terms after the US and Turkey agreed to a 120-hour ceasefire that later became permanent.

At the same time, President Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin established joined patrols on the Syrian border to ensure peace in the region.

The operation allowed Ankara to create a so-called safe zone on a 75-mile stretch of land between the Syrian towns of Ras al-Ayn and Tal Abyad, in order to resettle Syrian refugees there.

A large portion of this land was previously controlled by Kurdish militants, which are considered to be terrorists by Turkey due to their alleged links to the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party), banned in the country.

 

Source: Sputnik

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
ALSO READ  Syria considers suing the US over stolen oil

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Daeshbags-Sux
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux

Syrian ambassador to the UN should take the ground and tell Turkey in front of UNGA : “thank you, you may leave”…

Catalan
Guest
Catalan

thank you? he might say f**k you and rot in h**l terrorist

Member
Famed Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

@mort 2, the Syrian ambassador to the UN and Assad already told Turkey to leave. Does that crook of a Sultan really expect a ‘thank you, you may leave’ after raping Syria since 2011?

Human
Guest
Human

“f**k YOU, GO TO h**l, GENOCIDALS!”

Member
Famed Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

The Syrian people and president already complained that the Sultan send his Jihadi in 2011 and his ARMY in 2018.

Does the Sultan expect a ‘thank you, you may leave’ after raping Syria?