Erdogan issues 'final warning' on East of Euphrates
During the Friday speech in Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had issued a "final warning" on Syria, stressing that "we will eliminate the threat towards Turkey" and will not allow activities that endanger the country's borders, Sputnik reports.
Erdogan then 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.
President 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," he said, adding that there have been multiple negotiations, and the sides eventually reached a "logical conclusion" in Sochi and Tehran. "As a result, there are no problems with Idlib now,” Erdogan said.