Trump with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka Japan
09 November, 2019, 22:11
Today, Kurdish political leader Ilham Ahmed took up that position, warning that the European Union must get "much tougher" in moving against Turkey, or face major threats from escaping ISIS fighters.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the man was run over in the village of Sarmasakh near the border by a Turkish vehicle during a joint patrol with Russian Federation. "We are starting this on Monday", Soylu said, referring to members of Daesh. It said the patrols were being supported by drones, but provided no further details.
"During the meeting, issues regarding the agreement signed with the US on October 17, 2019 were discussed" - a deal having to do with Turkey's anti-terrorist operation in northern Syria launched on October 9 - the statement said.
Erdogan is expected to sit down with Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson at a time of high tensions in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance over Turkey's offensive last month against Kurdish militants, who had been a key ally for the West against the Islamic State group.
Erdogan also said Turkish troops were being attacked by some Syrian Kurdish fighters from areas they had retreated to, adding that Turkey would not "remain a spectator" to these assaults.
How can you fear those few millions, the majority of them are moderates and they have few terrorists, while you support those terrorists directly in tens of thousands at least and maybe hundreds of thousands in Syria and you don't fear that they're going to go back to your country?
Turkish officials have complained that YPG/PKK terrorists kept attacking Turkish forces and its allies during the 120-hour pause agreed to with the US, and also that despite the deal with Russian Federation, the YPG/PKK terrorists failed to withdraw.
The UN said on Friday that 92 civilians have died so far as a result of Turkey's incursion into northern Syria. It later reported that government forces took the village from Turkey-backed opposition fighters. "We are in close contact with Turkey", says Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok in a response to the Turkish announcement. Last week, 13 people were killed in a blast in the town of Tal Abyad, which Turkish troops and opposition fighters they back captured last month.