President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to continue Syria operation if Kurdish didn’t retreat from the planned safe zone area within 5 days as per the ceasefire deal. He further warned to crush the terrorist head and start the offensive where Turkish forces left off the operation.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Early, Turkey accepted a ceasefire deal to suspend its military offensive in northern for 5 days to let Kurds leave the area amid US interference in the matter. However, both sides blamed each other for violating the ceasefire as periodic violence reportedly continued in Ras Al-Ain.
President Erdogan will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the coming week. He hinted of working out on its own plan if talks with the Russian President didn’t remain successful. The Turkish military has reported that Kurdish forces have attacked them 14 times in the last thirty-six hours and insisted that they are still abiding by the ceasefire deal.
Meanwhile, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces blamed the Turkish military for violating the truce. They insisted that Turkish troops failed to provide a safe exit point for civilian’s evacuation from the town. SDF also requested US Vice President Mike Pence to pressurize Turkey to provide a safe way for civilians. A source also reported that 5 civilians and 13 Kurdish fighters has murdered in recent violence after the truce deal.
A Human Right organization has said that humanitarian aid also halted from entering the border town Ras Al-Ain. It also reported that the death toll of civilians during fights has increased to 86 while 160,000 to 300,000 people have to left their homes.
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