On Tuesday, the United States issued a stern warning to Turkey not to begin a new military operation in northern Syria, stating that doing so would put the lives of US Army personnel at jeopardy.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey, stated on Monday that his country would soon initiate a fresh military operation into northern Syria in order to establish a “security zone” that is 30 kilometers long along the border between Syria and Turkey.
“We will soon take new steps regarding the incomplete portions of the project we started on the 30-kilometer deep safe zone we established along our southern border,” Turkish President Erdogan said.
United States State Department spokesman Ned Price stated:
“We are deeply concerned about reports and discussions of potential increased military activity in northern Syria and, in particular, its impact on the civilian population, we condemn any escalation. We support maintenance of the current cease-fire lines,” US State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.