BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – Turkey is not a serious partner in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terror group in Syria and Iraq, a Syrian Kurdish official told Kurdistan 24 this week.
According to the Kurdistan 24 source, Turkey would “more likely attack Kurdish-led forces than fight IS” in Hajin.
“Everybody knows Turkey has never been worried about IS activity along its borders for years,” the Kurdish official continued, adding that they “clearly stated that they would bury the Kurds [in Syria] in trenches.”
“Turkey’s main motivation in Syria has always been denying Kurds any power and, if possible, territory,” the Kurdistan 24 source said.
“Turkey also claimed it was fighting against IS in Afrin, where there was and never has been any of the jihadist group’s militants,” he added.
On Tuesday morning, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that they are prepared to launch their upcoming offensive east of the Euphrates; however, no time frame was given.