Montag, 23.05.2022 / 23:48 Uhr

Erdogan kündigt weiteren Einmarsch in Rojava an

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So soll die türkische "Schutzzone" aussehen, Bildquelle: Twitter

Die türkische Regierung kündigte heute die Schaffung so genannter "Sicherheitszonen" im von der PYD kontrollierten Rojava, d. h. im Klartext einen erneuten Einmarsch, an:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that his country’s army and intelligence are making preparations to launch new military operations along its southern border to complete the 30km-deep “safe zone” it planned years ago, likely aimed at Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.

Turkey and its Syrian proxies have carried out at least two major military operations against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria in recent years: invading Afrin in 2018, as well as Sari Kani (Ras al-Ain) and Gire Spi (Tal Abyad) in 2019. Days after clashes with the SDF during the latter offensive, Turkey agreed to withdraw beyond a range of 30 kilometers following a deal with the Russians and Americans. As per the agreement with Moscow, the “safe zone” would be jointly run by Turks and Russians.

Following a cabinet meeting late Monday, Erdogan told reporters in Ankara that they are “taking steps regarding the missing parts of the work we started to create a safe zone at a depth of 30 kilometers along with our southern borders,” referring to Turkey’s borders with Syria.