Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that the Kurdish YPG militia has not left the northern Syrian town of Manbij, contrary to a U.S.-Turkish agreement, and Turkey will do what is necessary.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a millitary ceremony in Isparta, Turkey October 12, 2018. (Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS/ MANILA BULLETIN)
“They are now digging trenches in Manbij. What does this mean? It means ‘we’ve prepared the graves, come and bury us’,” Erdogan said at a rally in southern Turkey. “They said they would abandon the area in 90 days, but they haven’t. We will do what is necessary.”