Erdogan says Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries withdraw

* Erdogan says the offensive stays until all Kurdish fighters leave * Erdogan will meet with Trump in Washington on November 13. * Turkey urges Europe to support its migrant resettlement plan (recasts, adds NATO summit, joint patrols, SDF spokesperson, media identification tag) ANKARA, Nov. 8 (Reuters) - Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries withdraw, President Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, and Ankara will continue its cross-border offensive against Kurdish fighters until each of them has left the region. . Turkey launched its third military incursion in northeastern Syria last month to expel YPG Kurdish fighters from its border and establish a safe area where it aims to settle up to 2 million Syrian refugees. After seizing a strip of land of 120 km (75 miles) along the border, Turkey reached agreements with the United States and Russia to keep the Kurdish militia out of that area. Speaking to reporters on his flight home from a trip to Hungary, Erdogan said Turkey would only leave Syria once other countries have also left, adding that the Turkish offensive will continue until all militants leave the area. . We won't give in until every last terrorist leaves the region, Erdogan said, referring to the YPG, the main component of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that Ankara sees as a terrorist organization. We will not leave here until the other countries leave, said the NTV television network. Ankara began his offensive after Trump announced an abrupt withdrawal of 1,000 US troops from northern Syria last month. Since then, the president of the USA. UU. He has said that some troops will continue to operate there. Under his agreements with Washington and Moscow, Ankara stopped his offensive in exchange for the withdrawal of YPG fighters. While US and Russian officials have said Kurdish fighters have left the region, Erdogan on Thursday accused Russia and the United States of failing to do their part. With the agreement reached by Ankara with Moscow, Turkish and Russian troops have been conducting joint patrols along the Turkish border with Syria. On Friday, the troops completed a third patrol, but an SDF spokesman said Turkish troops had used tear gas against some civilians protesting the patrols. Turkish troops attacked civilians protesting peacefully against patrols ... with tear gas and injured 10 people, SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said on Twitter. The Turkish Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the third patrol was completed as planned along an 88 km route along the easternmost section of the border at a depth of 10 km. USA VISIT UU. The European allies of Turkey have said that the offensive will hinder the battle against the Islamic State. Ankara rejected the accusation and said his allies should support their resettlement plans for the majority of the 3.5 million Syrian migrants that Turkey hosts. Ibrahim Kalin, one of Erdogan’s top advisors, said Friday that leaders from Germany, France, Britain and Turkey will meet on the sidelines of a NATO summit in London from December 3 to 4 to discuss the situation in Syria . The talks in London will follow Erdogan's visit on November 13 to Washington, where he will meet with Trump to talk about Syria, as well as the repercussions of Ankara's purchase of the S-400 Russian defense systems, the threat of sanctions of the United States and the case of the Turkish state. Lenkbank lender, who has been accused by US prosecutors of being part of a multi-million dollar plan to evade US sanctions against Iran. Washington says the S-400 threaten its F-35 fighter jets and has suspended Turkey from the F-35 program. We believe it will be beneficial to discuss certain issues that we addressed before and some that we did not do during the face-to-face talks on November 13, Erdogan told reporters on his return flight from Hungary, according to NTV. Of course, we will discuss the safe zone in Syria and the return of refugees. We will discuss the S-400, F-35, our trade volume problem of $ 100 billion. We will also discuss the battle with FETO and the Halkbank problem, he said, referring to the network of American clergyman Fethullah Gulen. Ankara blames Gulen for orchestrating a failed coup of 2016, a charge he has denied, and has repeatedly demanded that Washington extradite him. Turkish officials said earlier this week that Erdogan could suspend the US visit in protest at the votes of US lawmakers to seek sanctions on Turkey for its offensive in northeastern Syria, and recognize the mass killings of Armenians a century as genocide. The visit was confirmed after a phone call between Erdogan and Trump on Wednesday. Erdogan told reporters on Friday that he would hold a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday to form the basis of his talks in Washington, according to NTV. (Report by Orhan Coskun, Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Edition by Dominic Evans, William Maclean) This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by timesofindia.com and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)

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