It looks like the Americans do not want to give Iranians access to the Mediterranean from Tehran and prevent Turkey from having connections with Iraq and Syria. But he also says Turkey has a "legitimate right to protect its own citizens from terrorist elements that may be launching attacks against Turkish citizens on Turkish soil from Syria".
Nobody has the right to impose limits on Turkey's operation against the US -backed Kurdish militia the People's Protection Units (YPG), Bozdag told reporters following a cabinet meeting.
Freedom House, a Washington-based watchdog, downgraded Turkey to "not free" from "partly free" in an annual report this month. Akar said Turkey respects Syria's territorial integrity and would remain committed to the negotiations between Iran and Russian Federation regarding Syria. But YPG fighters also make up the bulk of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the US-backed rebel group who drove Isil out of its capital in Raqqa.
"We are here to protect our country's rights within the scope of global law, without harming civilians or property", said Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar inspecting troops in the southern province of Hatay's Serinyol district, with the land, navy and air force commanders.
The arrests came after the provincial chief public prosecutor's office issued arrest warrants for 17 people who were suspected of spreading the terrorist organization's propaganda via social media, as well as of inciting people of Kurdish origin to take to the streets by sharing provocative and delusive photographs about the ongoing Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin.
The UN will meet on Monday to discuss the situation.
"It does look like Erdogan is determined to go all the way".
The United States has told Turkey "let us see if we can work with you to create the kind of security zone you might need", Tillerson said, according to a reporter traveling with him to Paris.
The YPG also said that it had retaliated against Turkey's ground offensive with rocket fire on Turkish border areas. The Associated Press reported that had rallied almost 10,000 Syrian opposition fighters for the operation.
Activists say about 10,000 allied Syrian opposition fighters have been mobilised by Turkey to take part in the offensive.
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"We are in the framework of looking at the possibility of sending more military forces to Afrin", SDF spokesman Kino Gabriel said in a televised news conference, calling for global efforts to halt the Turkish attack.
"Erdoğan said he would next move on Kurdish-controlled Manbij in an operation called "Olive Branch" that would force the Kurdish militia from all positions west of the Euphrates River", the Guardian reported.