Erdogan: Turkey to pay higher price later if does not act in Syria
Ankara will soon launch a new military operation on ensuring security of its borders in northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during an address in Ankara broadcast live by Haberturk TV channel.
"Turkey cannot feel safe until it neutralizes the mounting threat posed by the allies’ weapons near its southern borders. I hope very soon we will switch to a new stage of fulfilling a plan, under which we have already conducted two operations, Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch," TASS cited the Turkish leader as saying.
If Turkey failed to act now it would later "pay a high price," Erdogan stressed, noting that Turkey’s security meant the security of NATO and the entire region.