Turkey's Assault on Kurdish Fighters Concerns United States

Turkey's Assault on Kurdish Fighters Concerns United States

The agreement, the latest in a long line of short-lived truces for Syria, was announced on the second and last day of a United Nations -mediated round of peace talks in the Austrian capital.

Turkey on Thursday bitterly questioned the White House's account of a telephone call between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his USA counterpart Donald Trump on Syria, saying it did not "accurately reflect" the conversation.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday lashed out at Germany and Belgium over attacks on Turkish nationals by sympathizers of Kurdish groups in both countries.

The remarks fueled already considerable frictions between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies as they pursue conflicting interests in Syria.

Ankara launched its offensive last weekend, attacking the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the hope of driving out the YPG. USA forces are deployed in the Syrian town with the YPG militia.

For his part, Cavusoglu said: "We will complete the restoration of this place as soon as possible". With Operation Olive Branch, Turkey seems to want to send a message to its allies that Turkey's concerns are not less important than theirs and also show that the world is no longer unipolar, with Turkey having no other option but to be dependent on the US.

The lira erased gains after Bossert's remarks, falling 0.4 percent at 3:50 p.m.in NY.

McKenzie says USA military commanders continue to talk with Turkey about the establishment of some type of safe zone along the border.

When the operation entered its second day, Washington urged Turkey to keep it "limited in scope and duration". However, at that time Washington did not release any clear statement of the White House's position on that matter.

The US, which Turkey has repeatedly slammed for arming Kurds in Syria, said it was also concerned over Ankara's decision to resort to force.

McKenzie emphasized that the United States has not trained or provided equipment for any of the Kurds in the Ephraim pocket, adding, "We're focused on the Euphrates River valley operations to the south and to the east". Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he was "very concerned" over the incursion, warning that the government in Berlin would halt the delivery of military hardware.

'I express my gratitude to Azerbaijani MP Samad Seyidov for supporting the Operation Olive Branch carried out by Turkey against terrorists, Erdogan said.

McKenzie said US military commanders continue to talk with Turkey about the establishment of some type of safe zone along the border.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim said the strikes on Afrin marked the start of a campaign to 'eliminate the PYD and PKK and Daesh elements in Afrin, ' referring to the Kurdish Democratic Union Party and the Kurdistan Worker's Party respectively, and using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.

Ahmad Ramadan says the agreement was signed Friday, on the second and last day of a United Nations -mediated round of peace talks in Vienna.

At the Pentagon, a spokesperson said the USA has not seen any indication that Turkish forces are moving toward Manbij on Thursday. "Turkey has already declared Manbij as the next target".

" Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said that if the USA wanted to "avoid a confrontation with Turkey - which neither they nor Turkey want - the way to this is clear: they must cut support given to terrorists".

It should be well recalled that Turkey's recent military doctrine includes launching this kind of pre-emptive cross-border operation. It said Trump only "touched upon the necessity of limiting the duration" of the offensive.



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