Cavusoglu: Turkey won't allow US to stall operation in east of Euphrates

Orient Net 2019-08-12 05:56:00

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Turkey will clear YPG/PKK terrorists from east of the Euphrates like in Syria's Afrin and Jarabulus at any cost, said Turkish Foreign Minister on Sunday (August 11), AA reported. 

“Turkey won't allow US to stall the process for the operation in east of Euphrates like they did in Manbij,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Eid Al-Adha greetings in his hometown Antalya. 

“The US has not done its part in implementing the roadmap that we have approved of together,” he added. 

Cavusoglu went on to say that, Turkey will clear east of the Euphrates either with or without the US. 

Turkey has promised a counter-terrorist operation east of the Euphrates in northern Syria, following two similar successful operations since 2016. 

The Manbij deal between Turkey and the US focuses on the withdrawal of YPG/PKK terrorists from the city to stabilize the region, which is located in the northern part of Syria’s Aleppo province.