August 05, 2019

Syrian Kurds warn of Turkish attack despite US mediation

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: Agence France-Presse

A top Kurdish political official in northeast Syria Monday warned neighbouring Turkey would attack at the first chance it got, despite US efforts to prevent a cross-border incursion.

On Sunday, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country was running out of patience with floundering US efforts to set up a buffer zone along its southern border.

"Erdogan is serious and will embark on an attack at the first opportunity" against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, Aldar Khalil told AFP.

"If Turkey is not deterred and a consensus is not reached for an international decision to prevent it, it will definitely be on the offensive," the Kurdish official said.

Read the full article and more in Agence France-Presse.

Authors

  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focuses on the analysis of complex confli...