Turkey to launch new military operation in Syria

Turkey may start a military operation east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria in a few days, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

At a rally on Monday, Erdogan said US President Donald Trump supports the planned operation.

Last week, Erdogan said Turkey would soon launch a new operation against the People's Protection Units (YPG) backed by the US in northern Syria. The Pentagon said any unilateral military action in Syria in unacceptable.

On Monday, Interior Minister Sulleyman Soylu said Turkey will not let the US stop this operation.

Source: VOV5