Turkey's Military Buildup On The Syrian Border Intensifies

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar

Hurriyet Daily News: Turkey ‘intensely’ preparing for operations in N Syria: Defense minister

Turkey’s preparations for a possible operation in Syria in the east of Euphrates are continuing “intensely,” Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Jan. 11 on a visit to Turkey’s border with Syria.

“We have Manbij and the east of Euphrates [River] ahead. Necessary plans have been made regarding this. Our preparation continues intensely,” Akar said, noting that Turkey was “determined to end terrorism wherever it is.”

Turkey’s only target is ISIL, the PKK and the YPG, the minister said. “We have no problems with our Kurdish and Arab brothers in Syria, Turkmens and other ethnic and religious groups,” he added.

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More News On Turkey's Military Buildup On The Syrian Border

Near Syrian border, Turkish defense minister vows operation when time is right -- Reuters
Turkey to Launch Operation East of Euphrates 'at Right Time' - Defense Minister -- Sputnik
Turkey 'intensely' preps for counter-terror op in Syria -- Anadolu Agency
Turkish Lira Tumbles As Tanks Amass Along Syrian Border -- Zero Hedge

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