Turkey warns Kurds to withdraw from northeast Syria forward of deadline – Syria

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.