Turkey’s operation in Syria not limited to Afrin, says AK Party spokesperson
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Turkey’s operation in Syria not limited to Afrin, says AK Party spokesperson

"We will never allow a terror corridor. We expect the U.S. to understand our determination on this matter. Turkey’s military operation in Syria is not limited to Afrin,” said AK Party's Mahir Ünal

News Service Yeni Şafak

In a press conference on Thursday, the spokesperson for the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in Turkey, Mahir Ünal commented on the formation of a 30,000-strong terror army made up of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists and Turkey’s Afrin operation.

“We will never allow a terror corridor. We expect the U.S. to understand our determination on this matter. Turkey’s military operation in Syria is not limited to Afrin,” said Ünal.

“The U.S. seems to be confused. President Donald Trump had already stated that the U.S. sending weapons to the PKK/PYD was ridiculous. We will never allow a terror corridor. We expect the U.S. to understand our determination on this matter. Turkey will launch an operation in the region when it sees fit. Turkey’s military operation in Syria is not limited to Afrin,” said Ünal.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Nov. 24 in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledged that the U.S. will stop arming the YPG.

The U.S. has provided the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which are Syrian branches of the PKK terrorist organization, with over 4,000 trucks containing weapons to reportedly use against the fight with Daesh, despite Ankara’s warnings that they are offshoots of the PKK.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States. The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.

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