BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – A massive Turkish Army force has amassed along the Syrian border this week, despite Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent pledge to implement a 32-kilometer long safe zone in northern Syria.
According to local reports, the Turkish Army has amassed a force that greatly exceeds their Syrian rebel allies along the border.
The reports add that the Turkish Army has mostly mobilized their forces around the Syrian border-cities of Kobane (var. Ayn Al-Arab) and Tal Abyad.
While Erdogan vowed to implement this safe zone, it is highly unlikely that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) will trust Turkey to ensure the safety of the region.
Erdogan has been eager to get the U.S. troops to leave Syria so that his armed forces could begin their long-awaited offensive against the Kurdish forces.