Turkey ‘intensely’ preparing for operations in N Syria: Defense minister
ŞANLIURFA - Anadolu Agency
“We have Manbij and the east of Euphrates [River] ahead. Necessary plans have been made regarding this. Our preparation continues intensely,” Akar said, noting that Turkey was “determined to end terrorism wherever it is.”
The minister stressed they will not allow a “terror corridor” to be established near the southern Turkish border. Turkey is in efforts both on the field and the table for efforts against terror, he said.
His inspection on the border comes amid the Turkish government’s repeated warnings for a possible military incursion into the east of Euphrates to target ISIL and the YPG.