Originally published at: Erdogan vows to fight US-backed forces with rebels in Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Syrian opposition fighters will support Turkey’s planned military operation against Kurdish militia forces in Syria’s Afrin region, speaking from Turkish Parliament in Ankara on Tuesday.
His audience of AK party members cheered and chanted as Erdogan announced Turkey’s plan to “demolish terror nests one by one, starting from Afrin and Mumbij”.
Speaking on the US administration, Erdogan said, “Those who stabbed us in the back and appear to be our allies and terror-supporting politician lookalikes cannot prevent it.”
The Turkish leader has repeatedly talked about impending military operations in Syria’s Afrin and Manbij regions. His warnings follow the US-led coalition’s decision to build a 30,000-strong border force with the help of the Kurdish YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).