According to Erdogan, he spoke on this topic with the Turkish defense Minister, Hurriyet notes. The latter reported that no fighting is taking place, and Kurdish military formations are withdrawing from the security zone on the border with Syria.
The Turkish head of state also noted that by the adopted plan, the buffer zone that ensures the security of his country will extend to the border with Iraq and will be 32 kilometers deep.
On the morning of October 18, Free News reported the resumption of fighting in the area of the Syrian city of RAS al-Ain and the offensive of the Turkish-allied Syrian opposition groups.
Later, the representative of the Kurdish “Syrian democratic forces” Mustafa Bali said the actual breakdown of the truce. According to him, the Turkish aircraft and artillery on Friday morning continued to strike at settlements in the Syrian territory.
On the eve, Erdogan and US Vice President Mike Pence announced the achievement of a ceasefire for 120 hours. During this time, the Kurds must withdraw their forces beyond the 20-kilometer zone.