If the PYD/PKK terror group does not leave ’s , Turkey will move there and towards east of Euphrates River, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Sunday.

In remarks made to CNNTurk, Bozdag, who is also a spokesman for the government, said the PYD/PKK terrorists had to leave , a strategic city west of the Euphrates in northern .

“If they [PYD/PKK] do not leave , we will move into and towards the east of Euphrates,” he said.

Bozdag added that 932 PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists had been “neutralized” since the beginning of the Operation Olive Branch in ’s region.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from .

According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey’s borders and the region as well as to protect ns from oppression and cruelty of terrorists.

Source: https://en.mehrnews.com/news/131880/Turkey-to-move-into-Manbij-Bozdag