Saturday 21 September 2019 | 1:40 PM Damascus Local Time
  • Is Turkey preparing for a military intervention in the south of Syria?

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    Turkey has sent doctors to sanlıurfa and Mardin provinces to prepare for a possible Turkish incursion into Syria, Reuters reported.

    "Doctors' leave has been suspended to prepare for a possible cross-border operation. We have been preparing that for a long time. Now we have reached a stage where the operation can be carried out at any time that seems necessary," the agency quoted an unnamed senior Turkish security official as saying.

    The source added that "President Recep Tayyip Erdogan" clearly talked about Turkey's concerns about PKK the YPG presence on the borders with Syria, and he also pointed to a possible military operation "

    Erdogan is expected to discuss plans for the safe zone, along the 450-kilometer- on Syrian border from the east of the Euphrates to the Iraqi border, with US President Donald Trump this week.

     

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