Erdogan put forward a condition for stopping the offensive in Syria | GoGetNews News

Turkey’s offensive in northeastern Syria will end if Kurdish forces in the region lay down their arms and leave the planned “safe zone,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.

It is reported by the "European truth" with reference to Reuters.

Erdogan warned: if this condition is not met, no government will be able to stop the Turkish operation.

Erdogan said that the quickest solution for Kurdish groups would be the surrender of weapons and leaving the area "before evening" on Wednesday, October 16.

According to him, an agreement will be reached when a "safe zone" is created, and Turkey does not discuss this.

As part of the operation, 1,200 sq. M. Of terrorists were cleared. km of Syrian territory, said the Turkish leader.

The United States recently announced sanctions against the ministries of defense and energy of Turkey, as well as ministers of defense, energy and internal affairs. Donald Trump also said that he would increase import duties on Turkish steel and cancel negotiations on a trade agreement by $ 100 billion.

Erdogan says he will not stop even despite US sanctions and the arms embargo of European countries.

Ankara plans to resettle 3.5 million Syrians in a safe zone, located 30 km in Syria, which extends from the Euphrates River to the Iraqi border, including the city of Manbij.

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