Davutoglu: Turkey never asks for permission to launch attacks in Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that Turkey “never asks for permission” from anyone before launching a military operation. in Syria.

“We can exchange ideas, but we never and will never ask for permission for our military operations against terrorism,” he said, warning that “it could happen overnight, unexpectedly.” During a tripartite summit with Iran and Russia in Tehran on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been threatening to launch a Turkish military operation since May in Syria said it counted “on the support of Russia and Iran in the fight against terrorism.”

But its counterparts have warned that any operation in northeastern Syria would harm various parties in the region. Since 2016, Turkey has launched three military operations in Syria on its southern borders, targeting Kurdish militias and organizations, and launched an offensive in early 2020 against Syrian regime forces.

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The People’s Protection Units (YPG) control part of northern Syria and is the main Kurdish militia in Syria, which Ankara considers an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which Turkey, the United States and the European Union classify as a “terrorist organization”.