Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij

Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij without delay, President Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said.


Erdogan said an attack that left four US personnel dead last week in Manbij was an act of provocation aimed at affecting Trump's decision last month to withdraw US troops from Syria.


Manbij is controlled by a militia allied to the US-backed Kurdish YPG, who last month invited Syrian President Bashar Assad into the area around the town to forestall a potential Turkish assault.


פרסום ראשון: 01.20.19, 23:06