Turkey claims it 'supports' Syria in expelling terrorists from region
The Turkish Foreign Minister considers that Russia and the United States have not fulfilled their promises regarding Syria.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed that Ankara would provide all kinds of political support to Damascus to expel terrorists from the region, saying that his country had previously held talks with Iran in this regard.
In a televised interview, Cavusoglu said that it is Syria's natural right to expel the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants from its territory.
The Turkish Minister considered that Russia and the United States have not fulfilled their promises regarding Syria, claiming that Moscow is seeking to integrate the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) into the Syrian regime.
In a statement to Turkish channel TV100, Cavusoglu said that Turkey may launch its announced military operation in Syria at any moment.
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad had already stressed that "Syria will resist any Turkish invasion of its lands at the official and popular levels."
The Syrian Ministry of Defense had announced in a statement the Syrian army's readiness to confront any possible aggression from Turkey and its affiliated organizations, especially with the intensification of provocations by the Turkish regime on Syrian territory.
It is noteworthy that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on May 23 that the Turkish army intends to carry out military operations to "combat terrorism" at the Turkish state borders, explaining that his government "will start taking new steps to complete the safe zone 30 km north of Syria."
Turkey has been carrying out attacks in Iraq and Syria against the YPG and PKK, drawing widespread condemnation for its blatant disregard for the sovereignty of the two Arab countries.