Turkey Says It Will Launch Syria Offensive if US Delays Pullout

Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

(From The Guardian)

“If the [pullout] is put off with ridiculous excuses like Turks are massacring Kurds, which do not reflect the reality, we will implement this decision,” [Minister of Foreign Affairs] Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told NTV television.

Turkey and the US are at loggerheads over the future of Syrian Kurdish forces after the US president, Donald Trump, made a surprise announcement last month to withdraw 2,000 troops from Syria.

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