Erdogan: Turkey does not need permission to conduct operations in Syria.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara does not need any permission to conduct operations in Syria.
In a speech in the eastern province of Erzurum, the Turkish leader explained that a 1998 agreement with Syria signed in Adana allowed Turkey to enter Syrian territory when it faces threats.
"We expect the promise of a security zone, a buffer zone aimed at protecting our country from terrorists to be fulfilled in few months," AFP cited him as saying.
Erdogan added that it was out of the question for an international coalition to form the safe zone.
Turkey intends to set up a 32-kilometre zone that will keep the militia of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) away from its border.