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Turkey to Resume Military Operation in Syria after Ceasefire

Tue 22 Oct 2019 | 02:04 PM
NaDa Mustafa

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey would go ahead with its military operation in northeastern Syria "with determination“after the ceasefire deal expires if Washington fails to keep its promises.

Ahead of his upcoming visit to Russia, Erdogan revealed that he would discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin how the Syrian constitutional committee due to meet in late October could make tangible progress.

Moreover, Turkey's head of state expressed disappointment over Iran's latest statements, condemning Turkish military operation in Syria.

On Thursday, U.S. delegation, led by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, reached a deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a 120-hour ceasefire.

The deal aims to allow a pullback of the Kurdish YPG militia and pause all military operations carrying out by Ankara in northern Syria.

It is worthy to note that, Turkey launched a military operation in Syria’s northeast on October 9.

The Arab League condemned the Turkish aggression against Syria and blamed Ankara for the spread of terrorism.

This came in a statement issued during the Arab League (AL) emergency meeting at the level of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo to discuss the Turkish aggression against Syria. The AL called for taking measures against Turkey in response to its aggression against Syria.

The statement stressed the territorial integrity of Syria and called on the UN Security Council to intervene to stop the Turkish aggression against Syria.

The “Operation Peace Spring” has sparked widespread condemnation from around the world.