Erdogan: Turkey May Start New Syria Operation ‘At Any Moment’

ANKARA (Reuters) -
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via Reuters)

Turkey may start a new military operation in Syria at any moment, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that President Donald Trump had given a positive response to Turkey’s plans for an operation east of the Euphrates.

Erdogan made the comments during a speech in the central province of Konya. Last week he said Turkish forces would launch a new cross-border operation against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, considered a terrorist organization by Ankara, to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria.