The Turkish army and police on the border with Syria are in a state of constant readiness for new tasks, the minister said. According to him, the start time of such operations depends on a large number of factors, including the stage of their readiness, terrain conditions, weather.
The newspaper does not rule out that the decision to carry out the operation in Syria will be made after a telephone conversation between the presidents of Russia and Turkey planned on Monday. Negotiations between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin will be decisive in terms of the likelihood of an operation, a Turkish newspaper reports.
On May 23, the Turkish President announced preparations for a new military operation in northern Syria, the purpose of which is to expand the 30-kilometer security zone that was created in October 2019 after Operation Peace Spring. According to local media reports, the operation may begin very soon, it is planned to involve approximately 50,000 Turkish troops and militants of the Syrian armed opposition, supported by Turkey.
Earlier, SM-News reported: Erdogan said that Turkey would not change its position on Sweden and Finland in NATO without steps on their part.