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Turkey threatens new Syria incursion amid NATO debate

Erdogan ups the ante as NATO allies offer cool response to Ankara’s demands over Sweden, Finland membership.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (2R).

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey will soon launch a new military incursion against US-backed Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria.

Erdogan said the operation would extend the Turkish armed forces’ areas of control in Syria to a depth of 30 kilometers along the two countries’ shared border.

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