Erdogan: Pro-regime forces pushed back in Syrian Kurdish enclave

BEIRUT — Turkey’s president says Turkish artillery fire has pushed back a convoy of pro-Syrian government forces from an enclave in northern Syria.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggests Tuesday that the Shite fighters who entered the enclave of Afrin in a convoy of a dozen vehicles were acting alone. He warns that Turkey would not allow “such [a] wrongful step” in the future, adding that those who do “would pay a high price.”

Speaking during a joint news conference with his Macedonian counterpart, Erdogan says that the convoy of a dozen vehicles “were forced to turn back” following the shelling.

“That file has been closed for now,” he says.

— AP

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