January 26, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will remove all Kurdish forces from Manbij after the Afrin operation.
“We will rid Syria’s Manbij of terrorists following Afrin, nobody should be bothered by this,” he said.
Erdogan claims the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) are terrorists as they are the Syrian branch of the Turkey-based Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), that not only Turkey, but also the United States recognizes as a terrorist organization.
Heavy clashes are ongoing between the YPG and the Turkish-led invasion of Afrin.