Erdogan Issues ‘Final Warning’ on Syria: “We Will Eliminate Threat Towards Turkey”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a “final warning” on Syria on Friday.

Speaking to a group of provincial leaders of his AK Party in Ankara on Friday, Erdogan said that “we will eliminate threat towards Turkey” and will not allow activities that endanger the country’s borders.

The Turkish president stated that the east of the Euphrates would be cleared of terrorists and “returned to its rightful owners,” adding that Ankara would focus its attention on Syrian Kurdish fighters east of the river, rather than the Manbij area.

Erdogan further stated that the agreement between Ankara and Moscow on Syria’s Idlib was being fulfilled without any trouble.

“We, together with Russia and Iran have developed a formula that takes into account the interests of all parties. In Geneva, we failed to solve these problems, and we made a decision on a Syrian settlement in Astana. Then there was Sochi, Tehran, where we reached a logical conclusion. As a result, there are no problems with Idlib now,” Erdogan said speaking in Ankara.

Source: Al Manar