Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday that the Turkish army and the Free Syrian Army factions launched a military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Islamic State (banned in Russia) in northeastern Syria. .
Earlier on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to assess the situation carefully so as not to harm efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis and stressed the need to respect the territorial integrity of Syria and preserve it.
The White House announced that "US forces will not support the upcoming Turkish military operation in northern Syria, and will not participate in it, and that US forces that defeated the terrorist organization" Daesh "(banned in Russia and a number of countries), will not be directly in those areas, and Turkey will be It is responsible for ISIS terrorists who have been detained by the United States in the region in the last two years. ”