Wednesday, 26 September 2018 09:09 GMT

Erdogan says Turkey inspect Kurds in Syria

(MENAFN) President Tayyip Erdogan has refreshed warnings of military orders against Kurdish attackers in Syria that could set back the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State, days after a reshuffle of Turkey's top military commanders.

"We will not leave the separatist organization in peace in both Iraq and Syria," Erdogan said in a speech on Saturday in the eastern town of Malatya, referring to the YPG in Syria and PKK bases in Iraq. "We know that if we do not drain the swamp, we cannot get rid of flies."

Moreover, the YPG denies Turkish allegations of relationship with Kurdish militants inside Turkey, describing it is only interested in self-rule in Syria and warning that any Turkish violation will draw its attackers away from the battle against Islamic State which they are waging in an alliance with local Arab forces.


Erdogan says Turkey inspect Kurds in Syria

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