Erdogan: We will crush the Kurds' heads

Turkish president continues to threaten Kurdish forces despite US-brokered cease-fire.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking at Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking at Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Reuters

Despite reports of a ceasefire agreed between President Erdogan and President Trump, the Turkish president continues to threaten Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

At a ceremony on Saturday evening in Kaiseri Province in Turkey, Erdogan said he plans to discuss with Russian President Putin next week about the delivery of Syrian army troops to the "safe zone" in northern Syria to overpower the region, but warned that if there is no solution to the Kurdish crisis "Turkey will find a solution for itself."

"If the Kurdish rebels do not withdraw from the safe zone in northern Syria by Tuesday evening, we will continue from the same place we stopped and smashed the heads of the Kurdish terrorists."

Turkey and the US reach an agreement on a ceasefire in Syria's Turkish operation against Kurds on Thursday, a ceasefire that will end Tuesday evening. Despite the agreement, both sides blame each other for violations of the ceasefire, with the Turkish Defense Ministry claiming that the Kurds carried out 14 attacks in 36 hours, while the Kurds themselves claimed that the Turkish army continued the attacks, killing more Kurdish civilians and rebels.

The "Kurdish Democratic Forces" appealed to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to press Turkey to implement the ceasefire agreement. "Despite the continuous contact with the US government and their promise to solve the problem, there has been no serious progress in this process




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