Turkey: Erdogan threatens to attack People’s Protection Units (YPG) Kurdish militia in Syria very soon
Turkey and the US were on a collision course Tuesday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to launch an offensive against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria – a move Pentagon officials deem “unacceptable”.
Erdogan has repeatedly warned that the Turkish military is preparing an operation in Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia, which the US has supported as the main fighting force against the Islamic State (IS) group.
“Turkey has the right to eliminate all threats against its national security,” the Turkish president said in a televised speech in Ankara.
“God willing, we will carry the process started with [previous offensives into Syria] to the next stage very soon,” he added.