WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threated to launch an imminent military operation in Syria. He considered it as a complementary measure to establish the Turkish safe zone in northern Syria along Turkey’s southern borders.
In comments to Adar Press, Co-Chief of the U.S. Mission of the Syrian Democratic Council in Washington, D.C. and Head of the Syriac National Council of Syria Bassam Ishak stated that, “The peace agreement in the region is still into effect, and there is no U.S. approval for any Turkish expansion in northern Syria,” especially after the U.S. lifting of economic sanctions on regions of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria and other regions in northwestern Syria.
“The U.S. does not want the Russians to achieve victory in Syria at the present time,” said Ishak. “Turkey is not ready to grant control of Edelb (Idlib) for the Russians, amid their military and political ordeal in Ukraine.”
Earlier, the Media Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that the Turkish escalation attempts to destabilize the region and revive the remnants of the Islamic State (ISIS).