BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Turkey will be launching their military operation inside Syria “when the right time comes,” Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Sunday.
“The operations in Manbij and east of the Euphrates will start when the right time comes,” Akar said in Hatay, southern Turkey, marking the first anniversary of the start of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, as quoted by Anadolu Agency.
Akar said Turkey is still making preparations and working on their logistics for the operation.
“The current Syrian problem areas are Manbij and east of the Euphrates; our plans, preparations and logistics are completed.”
The Turkish Defense Minister concluded that his regime has no problems with Kurds or Arabs in Syria and Syria, adding that their only targets are Daesh and the PKK/YPG.
“We have no problems with our Kurdish brothers or Arab brothers in Syria and Iraq. Our only targets are the terrorist Daesh and PKK/YPG,” he added.