Uncategorized Turkey’s Erdogan says halted Syrian deployment into Afrin through talks

Turkey’s Erdogan says halted Syrian deployment into Afrin through talks

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara,

Turkey managed to thwart a possible deployment of Syrian government forces into the northwestern Afrin region, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, a day after he spoke to his Russian and Iranian counterparts.

overnment forces if they entered Afrin to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive in the region, after reports of a deal between the YPG and Damascus government on Sunday.

Erdogan made the comments to reporters following a speech in parliament in Ankara.