Map: Erdogan vows to clear northern Syria from “terrorists”

Erdogan vowed to “cleanse” the cities of Afrin, Manbaj, Tal Yabid, Ras al-Ain and Qamishli in northern Syria, from Kurds who he described them as “terrorists”.

Erdogan also blasted the U.S. for trying to use one terrorist group to fight another, referring to it arming and supporting the terrorist PKK/PYD in Syria to fight Daesh.

Citing a deal with the terrorist group PKK/YPG — the armed branch of the terrorist PKK/PYD — allowing hundreds of Daesh terrorists to escape the besieged city of Raqqah unharmed, Erdogan said: “The drama in Raqqah made it clear — without no chance for denial — that Daesh and the YPG are two sides of same coin.”

“The PYD and its military wing YPG are Syrian branches of the PKK terrorist network” he said.