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Erdogan: Turkey’s Syria operation could happen ‘suddenly’


Associated Press

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president says Ankara remains committed to rooting out a Syrian Kurdish militia from northern Syria. Without giving a timeline, Erdogan said Turkey would launch a cross-border operation against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, which it considers a terrorist group linked to an outlawed Kurdish group. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told reporters “we’ll come down on them suddenly one night.” The YPG forms the backbone of U.S.-led forces in the fight against the Islamic State group. American support for the group has infuriated Ankara and remains a major issue in their relations. The U.S. has previously voiced concerns about Turkey’s plans, saying a new offensive in Syria could undermine regional stability.

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