Turkey will launch operation in Syria if safe zone not established: Turkey FM

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Monday 22 July 2019 | 4:37 PM Damascus Time

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  • Turkey will launch operation in Syria if safe zone not established: Turkey FM

    BALADI NEWS

    Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that if a planned safe zone in northern Syria is not established, and if threats continue against Turkey, a military operation will be launched east of the Euphrates river, Reuters news agency reported.

    Turkey has been in talks with the United States over the establishment of a safe zone across its border in northeast Syria, where the United States supports the Kurdish YPG militia. Ankara sees the YPG as a terrorist organization.

    In an interview with broadcaster TGRT Haber, Cavusoglu also said he hopes an agreement will be reached after talks on Monday with U.S. special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey, who is visiting Ankara.

    Source: Reuters. 

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