Turkey May Launch Operation In Safe Zone In Northeastern Syria Within 2 Weeks - Erdogan
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Tue 17th September 2019 | 07:50 AM
ANKARA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th September, 2019) Ankara is ready to start an operation against Kurdish militia in a safe zone in northeastern Syria within two weeks, if no specific measures are taken there jointly with the United States, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
The Turkish leader noted that as long as the YPG and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) operate in northern Syria, the "Turkish people will no be able to live in safety."
The United States reached an agreement with Turkey in August to create the safe zone, following months of tensions between the two NATO allies over the presence of Kurdish militants in northern Syria.
Earlier in September, Erdogan said that US efforts on establishing the safe zone in northeastern Syria fell short of expectations of Ankara. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused the US of delaying talks on the formation of the agreed safe zone, saying Washington was "dragging out" the process.