Turkey’s overseas minister has renewed warnings that his nation will resume its navy offensive in northeast Syria if Kurdish fighters do not vacate the area earlier than the tip of a U.S.-brokered cease-fire Tuesday night.
Talking in Istanbul Monday, Mevlut Cavusoglu stated: “If they do not withdraw, our operation will re-start.”
He accused Syrian Kurdish teams of 30 stay fireplace violations of the four-day-old truce, which killed one Turkish soldier.
He stated Turkey retaliated towards these assaults.
He added nonetheless, that Kurdish fighters have been complying with the U.S.-backed deal and withdrawing from areas that Turkey controls following its wide-ranging incursion, launched on Oct. 9.
Turkey has demanded that Kurdish forces withdraw from a border strip in northern Syria 30 kilometers (19 miles) deep, the place it intends to resettle refugees.