Erdogan publicly announces Turkey invasion east of the Euphrates

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Turkish and American military officials have met for negotiations about establishing a safe zone in northeastern Syria to address Ankara's concerns about U.S-allied Syrian Kurdish forces in that region.

While Washington and Ankara agree to the need for a safe zone, both parties remain some distance apart on the specific details of the project.

Turkey views these Kurdish militias - who battled the Islamic State group alongside USA forces - as terrorists, allied with a Kurdish insurgency inside Turkey.

Turkey has always been delaying a possible operation east of the Euphrates to end the presence of US -backed YPG terrorists, which Ankara says pose a grave security threat due to their affiliation with the PKK that is responsible for the deaths of 40,000 in its almost 40 years of terror against the state. It would mark the third Turkish incursion into Syria in as many years.

"We entered Afrin, Jarablus, al-Bab. Now we will enter the east of the Euphrates", Erdogan said on Sunday during a motorway-opening ceremony.

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Turkey has so far been unimpressed with the details of the U.S. "safe zone" plan in Syria and has renewed threats to launch a cross-border offensive if the talks fail to reach a "satisfactory" conclusion.

Clashes such as these are frequent in the area, but casualties tend to be rare.

During their meeting in Sochi on September 17, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to create a 15-20 kilometers wide demilitarized zone along the line of contact in the Idlib province. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

The Syrian Democratic Council issued a statement Monday saying that its military wing - the USA -backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces - is a "force to defend" Syria's ethnic and cultural pluralism.

"These threats pose a danger on the area and on a peaceful solution in Syria, and any Turkish aggression on the area will open the way for the return of Daesh (Islamic State), and that aggression will also contribute to the widening of the circle of Turkish occupation in Syria", the statement said. As such, Turkey considers the YPG's presence along its border a national security threat.

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