Ankara announces plans for new military operation

Turkey intends to create a security zone on the border with Syria – “to suppress terrorist threats.”

Ankara plans to conduct a military operation to create a 30-kilometer zone in the territory controlled by the Syrian Kurdish Self-Defense Forces (YPG), reports Turkish journalist Rajip Soylu. It will run along the southern borders of Turkey. Speaking about these plans at a press conference on May 23, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said:

“The areas that are the main targets of frequent attacks are a priority for our activities.”

He stressed that the operation will be deployed immediately, as soon as intelligence, military and security units report the completion of preparations. The purpose of the upcoming actions is to create a “security zone 30 kilometers deep into the northern part of Syria.”

Earlier, our publication reported that Erdogan sent to Greece “last Turkish warning”. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu urged Greece to demilitarize the islands, warning that if Athens does not change its position, a debate will begin that calls into question their sovereignty. He referred to the Treaty of Lausanne, according to which, according to the Turkish side, Greece is prohibited from deploying military personnel on these islands.

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