Turkey ready to press deeper into Syria after al-Bab victory
Turkey intends to continue its advance into Syria to drive Islamists out of their Raqqa stronghold after securing a strategic town in Syria’s north, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday, Sputnik reports.
The Turkish army’s chief of staff announced on Friday Syrian rebels had taken full control of al-Bab after months of fighting. Cavusoglu said he had discussed further steps with members of the US-led coalition.
"We discussed Raqqa with French, British and German representatives. With due planning and help from locals, we will easily free the Syrian territory," Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by Turkey’s Anadolu agency.