Central – Erdogan threatens Kurdish militants with “tank and soldiers attack”

Central – Erdogan threatens Kurdish militants with “tank and soldiers attack”
Central – Erdogan threatens Kurdish militants with “tank and soldiers attack”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey will attack the militants, with tanks and soldiers, as soon as possible after the escalation of revenge attacks along the Syrian border between Turkish forces and an armed Kurdish faction.

Erdogan said in a speech, “We have been attacking terrorists a few days ago with our planes, cannons and rifles,” then added, “God willing, we will uproot them all as soon as possible using our tanks and soldiers.”

Erdogan’s threat of attack comes while Russian news agencies quoted, on Tuesday, Moscow’s envoy to Syria, that Russia believes that Turkey should refrain from using “excessive” military force in Syria, and that there is a need to search for a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue.

The agencies quoted the envoy, Alexander Lavrentiev, as saying that Moscow will work with partners to find a solution to the conflict.

This came at a time when Turkey vowed revenge after two people were killed in Kurdish attacks across the border.

Turkey said Kurdish militia killed two in missile strikes from northern Syria on Monday, stepping up cross-border vendettas following Turkish air strikes over the weekend and a bomb attack in Istanbul a week ago.

Turkey said that the military operations that took place at the weekend were in response to a bomb attack in Istanbul a week ago that killed 6 people.

The PKK and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, which includes the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), denied involvement in the November 13 bombing in a densely populated neighborhood.


The article is in Arabic

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