Erdogan: Turkey's operation not to be limited to Afrin

Erdogan: Turkey's operation not to be limited to Afrin

Turkey will "thwart games" along its border, starting with Syria’s Manbij region, the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, as the Turkish military entered the fifth day of its incursion into northern Syria’s Afrin region.

"By launching the Olive Branch operation, we have stopped the games of different powers who seek to implement their plans in our region. We will completely clear the region of terrorists, beginning with Manbij and throughout our entire border, ensuring our security,” Erdogan said in a speech to local administrators in Ankara.

Erdogan also called on international NGOs to support Turkey’s operation against the U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG.

"I have doubts of the humanity of those who support this organisation (YPG) and call Turkey an invader," Reuters cited Erdogan as saying.

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