Turkish President Erdogan Vows To Destroy The Kurdish Enclave In Northwest Syria

Bloomberg: Erdogan Repeats Warning of Attack on Kurdish Enclave in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled Turkish forces may soon carry out an attack on a Kurdish stronghold in northwest Syria, a day after the army shelled the area.

Turkey regards the Kurdish YPG forces who control Afrin as a terrorist group with links to the PKK, which has long battled for autonomy in Turkey’s southeast. The Kurds received U.S. backing as the most effective local proxies against Islamic State in Syria, and the policy of arming them stoked tension between the NATO allies.

“In coming days, we will continue our operations in Afrin to clear our southern border” of terrorists, Erdogan told a meeting of his party in Tokat province on Sunday. Turkish officials vowed similar action on several occasions last year.

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WNU Editor: Erdogan and the Kurds .... a war with no end.

More News On Turkish President Erdogan Vowing To Destroy The Kurdish Enclave In Northwest Syria

Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria -- Washington Post/AP
Turkey to 'purge' terror in south with Afrin operation -- Anadolu Agency
Erdogan Pledges to 'Purge Terrorism' in Kurdish Enclave in Northern Syria -- Sputnik
Erdogan Threatens to 'Crush' Kurdish Fighters North Syria -- Asharq Al-awsat

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