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Erdogan threatens to launch unilateral offensive on Syria unless it secures control on safe zone

Erdogan threatens to launch unilateral offensive on Syria unless it secures control on safe zone
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

(IraqiNews) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Saturday to launch a unilateral offensive on Syria if his troops failed to secure their control on the safe zone along Turkey’s border.

Erdogan said, “Turkey has no time and patience and it wants safe-zone to be built along eastern Euphrates line, along Syria, as soon as possible.”

“If our soldiers don’t control the area within a few weeks, we will have no choice but to put our own operation plans into effect,” Erdogan added.

He further added that the problem in the region is not the Islamic State militants, but that war of interests.

Yesterday, Erdogan said Turkish officials had “temporarily” agreed to a safe zone proposed by the United States that is less than 32 kilometers.



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