Turkey’s Erdogan Pledges Military Incursion Into Syria Targeting Forces Backed by USA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to begin a military incursion into northern Syria targeting Kurdish forces backed by the US.

In a speech, he reiterated his demand for a 30-kilometer (19-mile) safe zone in northern Syria that would be achieved by pushing out forces of the YPG, a predominantly Kurdish armed group that Ankara considers to be a terrorist organization.

“We will address the shortcomings of the secure strip we established at our southern borders through new operations,” the president said on Saturday at a weekend gathering of lawmakers of his Ak Party.

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Source: Boston Globe