The Turkish president has called US-backed Syrian Border Force using Kurdish fighters a “terrorist army,” vowing to “drown” it before it’s complete. He also added that military preparations against Kurdish-held Afrin are ready.
“Our duty is to drown this terrorist force before it is born,” the Turkish leader said on Monday, as cited by AP.
In view of the likely resumption of talks over the Cyprus issue, premature parliamentary elections took place in the occupied northern part of the island yesterday. Eight parties and nine independent candidates ran for the 50 seats in the pseudo-parliament, with abstention reaching over 37, 5%.