Turkey Issues Ultimatum To The U.S.. Leave Syria Or We Will Strike

The Guardian: Turkey says it will launch Syria offensive if US delays pullout

Foreign minister warns US not to put off exit with ‘excuses’ about Turks massacring Kurds

Turkey will launch an offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces if the US delays the withdrawal of its troops from Syria, the foreign minister has said.

“If the [pullout] is put off with ridiculous excuses like Turks are massacring Kurds, which do not reflect the reality, we will implement this decision,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told NTV television.

Turkey and the US are at loggerheads over the future of Syrian Kurdish forces after the US president, Donald Trump, made a surprise announcement last month to withdraw 2,000 troops from Syria.

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More News On Turkey's Threat To Attack Syria's Kurds Even If U.S. Forces Are Still Present

Turkey will attack Kurdish fighters in Syria regardless of US withdrawal, foreign minister says -- CNBC
Turkey says will launch Syria offensive if US delays pullout -- AFP
Turkey Issues Ultimatum to Trump: Pull Out of Syria or We Strike -- Haaretz/Reuters
Turkey won’t allow terror groups to flourish in Idlib: FM -- Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey says will launch Syria attack if US delays troop pullout -- Al Jazeera
U.S. keeps up fight in Syria amid new threats from Turkey -- CBS
Operation against Kurdish-led militias in Syria not dependent on US troops withdrawal – Turkish FM -- RT
Turkey to attack Syrian Kurds even if US doesn't withdraw: FM -- Kurdistan 24
Fiasco in Ankara: Turkish-US friction on Syria back to square one -- Cengiz Candar, Al-Monitor

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