BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to invade the Syrian city of Manbij if the ‘terrorists’ to do not leave soon.
“There is no satisfactory plan that is put before us concretely yet,” Erdogan told a parliamentary meeting of his AK Party.
“Of course we are loyal to our agreements, our promise is a promise. But our patience is not limitless,” he continued
He added that if terrorists are not removed from Syria’s Manbij in a couple of weeks, Ankara will run out of patience.
“If the terrorists do not leave Manbij in a few weeks, then our patience will end. The United States must keep Turkey’s data on Syria’s promises, otherwise Ankara itself will take steps to eliminate the threats to national security,” he said.
Despite Erdogan’s threats, the Syrian Arab Army has effectively blocked their path to Manbij, which may cause some friction between Ankara and Moscow.
Manbij is expected to be discussed at the upcoming Astana Peace Conference that is to be held on February 14th.