Turkey says goal of Syria push to prevent Kurd corridor

Turkey says one of the key aims of its unprecedented operation in northern Syria is to prevent the creation of a corridor stretching from Iraq to the verge of the Mediterranean controlled by Kurdish militia, confirming long-help suspicions.

The goal of the operation is to rid the region of Islamic State jihadists and prevent the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia “from completing an end-to-end corridor” across Syria, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus is quoted as saying by NTV television.

“If that happens, it means Syria has been divided,” he adds.


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