Turkey has begun amassing its military forces near the Syrian border as part of final preparations for the offensive in its northern neighbour announced over the weekend.
In a column published Tuesday by The Washington Post, Erdogan’s communications director, Fahrettin Altun said that Erdogan and US President Trump had agreed to "transfer the leadership of the counter-Daesh campaign" to Ankara, offering that Turkish forces "together with the Free Syrian Army, will cross the Turkish-Syrian border shortly".
Earlier, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of a military operation in northeastern Syria.
Earlier this year, Iran increased its uranium enrichment rate following the suspension of some of its obligations under the nuclear deal. Nevertheless, Tehran has repeatedly stressed that it is not interested in pursuing nuclear weapons.
The attacks, claimed by Yemen-based Houthi rebels but blamed by Saudi Arabia on Iran, briefly halved the kingdom’s oil output and sent oil prices soaring. Iran denies any responsibility for the incident, which came at a time of increased tension with its regional rival.
Earlier, an advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote that Turkish forces, "together with the Free Syrian Army," a military formation Damascus considers to be a terrorist group, would "cross the Turkish-Syrian border shortly" for an anti-terrorist operation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to launch a military offensive in northern Syria in the coming days after Washington announced it would pull its military contingent out of the region.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Ankara might begin a military offensive in Syria within the coming days to clear Kurdish militants from the Syrian border and create a security zone to accommodate Syrian refugees in the area.
According to local Kurdish authorities, Sharia courts have been established by inmates at refugee camps to punish and kill “infidels”, while terrorist indoctrination and religious extremism are rampant.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to launch a military operation in northeast Syria within the coming days, after Washington announced it would pull its military assets out of the region.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed a military operation in northern Syria in the coming days, after Washington announced it would pull military assets out of the region.
According to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), at least three Daesh suicide bombers on Wednesday attacked its military positions in Syria's Raqqa.
While Turkey is making the final preparations for the military operation in northeast Syria, the redeployment of armed forces in this region continues to be carried out.
This comes amid Turkey's announcement that it would launch a military operation on the border with Syria to oust Kurdish militants and establish a "safe zone" to accommodate millions of Syrian refugees in the area.
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Last week, Turkey announced that it was ready to launch a military operation in Syria to clear Kurdish militants from the Syrian border and create a "safe zone" to accommodate Syrian refugees there.
Earlier, Turkey said that all preparations had been completed for its military operation in Syria. Ankara says it wants to establish a safe zone on the border with Syria to contribute to "peace and stability" in the region.
Shortly after Washington announced that the US is withdrawing its troops from northern Syria on Sunday, President Trump went on Twitter to warn Turkey against actions that he said he considers “to be off limits”. This came after Ankara’s announcement about its readiness to launch a military operation in Syria.
Donald Trump had earlier refused to participate in Turkey's military operation in northern Syria, but warned that he was willing to destroy Turkey’s economy if Ankara does anything the US president considers "off-limits".
Iran’s oil exports were crippled in the wake of the US re-imposition of sanctions on the country last November, after Washington unilaterally pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.