BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – Turkey will delay their large-scale military operation against Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Erdogan said that he is delaying the Turkish military operation in order to allow the U.S. Coalition enough time to withdraw from the country.

“Of course this is not an open ended waiting process,” Erdogan said at an award ceremony in Istanbul.

According to Erdogan, Turkey is not eyeing any Syrian territories, but highlighted that they will not tolerate the presence of terrorists.

“Our position against terrorist attacks targeting us from Syria is clear,” Erdogan said, adding that his nation’s army would fight these groups.

Erdogan’s position is that this upcoming operation east of the Euphrates will eliminate these said ‘terrorists’.

“The regional security is vital for us. The steps that we have taken in the region together with Russia and Iran aim to ensure regional security,” Erdogan added.

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The Syrian Government and the Kurds, or at least the SAA and the SDF/YPG should take this opportunity to come to some sort of agreement as to the joint defense of Syria territory against neo-Ottoman aggression/land/oil grab. Otherwise, the Turks will pick off each of them individually.

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BREAKING! Bomb has been dropped! Kurds and Syrian Government made a deal in Kamishli!!! Information so far indicates that the oil fields in Deir Ez Zor will be handed over to the government and troops of the SAA will be transferred to the Syrian-Turkish border very soon!!!

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That is the obvious sensible solution and the Kurds have their autonomous area as before . They return the Arab lands back to the local tribes on the western side of the Euphrates so they also have their lands so they can all live in peace with each other.