Turkey to not stop Afrin operation 'until it is over'

Turkey to not stop Afrin operation 'until it is over'

Turkey will not halt its ongoing operation in northwestern Syria’s Afrin region until it is complete, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports.

Speaking at an award ceremony in capital Ankara, Erdogan said the European Parliament (EP) is expected to ask Turkey to stop the operation in Afrin.

But the president said all such efforts would be in vain. "Do not desire in vain, we will not get out of there [Afrin] until our work is done."

The European Parliament has drafted a joint motion calling on Turkey to withdraw its troops from Syria's Afrin region. The motion is set to be voted on later Thursday. “The European Parliament cannot say a word to Turkey [about the ongoing Operation Olive Branch],” he added.

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