US officials say Turkey ‘well aware’ of their concerns over Syria offensive

The Biden administration is pushing Turkey to back off its planned offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, US officials told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last month that Ankara would soon begin military operations aimed at establishing a 30-kilometer “safe zone” along its southern border. Erdogan said the operation will initially target Kurdish “terrorists” in northern Syria’s Tal Rifaat and Manbij. 

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