Turkey says it will launch Syria offensive if US delays pullout

Source:The Guardian Date:11Jan2019

Çavuşoğlu said Turkey would go ahead with its incursion plan.

“We are determined on the field and at the table,” he said. “We will decide on its timing and we will not receive permission from anyone.”

He also said some officials in the US administration had sought to deter Trump from the pullout plan and create “excuses” such as about Turkey massacring Kurds, in reference to Pompeo’s comments.

Çavuşoğlu said Ankara would fight the YPG whether or not the US withdrew from Syria. He said he was planning to have a phone call with Pompeo on Thursday.