January 15, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced Turkey’s military operation into northern Syria can start any moment in a bid to halt the United States’ plans to let the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) form a new force of 30,000 troops in the region, calling the group an “army of terror,” Turkey’s Hurriyet reported.
“We have finished our preparations. The operation can start any time,” Erdoğan said in Ankara today.
The regions in question are Afrin and Manbij regions Syria’s northern Aleppo province.
Afrin and Manbij are currently controlled by the YPG.
Erdoğan denounced the US cooperation with the YPG who are a branch of the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party that not only Turkey, but also Washington recognizes as a terrorist organization, demonstrating the inconsistencies in US Foreign Policy.
The Turkish leader warned two days ago that within a week that Turkey will engaged with the YPG. Full details can be read here. In response to that announcement, Kurdish forces said they were ready to fight the Turkish military. Details can be read here.