Posted by on January 16th, 2018
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The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Jan. 14, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support in Syria.
A possible military operation by Turkey in the Afrin region of northern Syria will be conducted together with Syrian opposition groups, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Jan. 16.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced Turkey’s military operation into northern Syria can start any moment in a bid to halt the United States’ plans to let the People’s Protection Units (YPG) form a new force of 30,000 troops in the region, calling the group an “army of terror.”
Speaking to Russian news agency Sputnik, Syrian Deputy FM Mekdad described Turkish Armed Forces’ presence in Syria as “hostility” and said, “we urge Ankara to withdraw its forces from Syria”.

Turkey plans assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

President Erdoğan urges US to support operation against Afrin enclave, which is intended to ‘purge terror’ from border

Turkey’s president has said the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria “in the coming days” and urged the US to support its efforts.

 

Al-Monitor – kjenson – Jan 11, 12:08 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that Turkey will not extradite any more suspects to the United States until Washington hands over the Muslim preacher who is accused of masterminding the failed 2016 military coup. The ultimatum

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