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Turkey threatens to 'intervene' if Syrian Kurds don't withdraw

Turkey on Thursday said it had "every right" to intervene if Syrian Kurdish militia do not withdraw east of the Euphrates River in Syria, as promised by the United States.

The Syrian Kurdish forces "must move to the east of the Euphrates and Turkey is following this very closely," Defense Minister Fikri Isik told NTVtelevision.

He was speaking on a day in which Ankara launched an operation in Syria on Wednesday
aimed both at the Islamic State group (ISIS) and Syrian Kurdish forces.

"If this withdrawal doesn't happen, Turkey has every right to intervene," Isik added. READ MORE