President Erdogan has vowed to extend the military operation along the Syrian border and on Sunday said the Turkish-led forces would take control of the town of Tal Rifaat.
Speaking at his party summit in the Black Sea resort of Trabzon, the Turkish leader also announced that the offensive had begun expanding into Sinjar, located in Iraqi Kurdistan, stressing that his country "fights terrorists at home and overseas".
Speaking at his governing Justice and Development (AK) Party's 6th ordinary provincial congress Erdogan said: "God willing, we will achieve this operation's goal by taking control of Tal Rifaat within a short period".
"We are not an occupying state; our objective is to combat the terrorists", the Turkish president added.
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Turkey is looking to establish an arrangement that would lead to the withdrawal of the YPG from Manbij, but no deal has been finalized yet with the US.
The stand was distributing candies to commemorate Turkish soldiers that died fighting Kurdish militants in the northern Syrian city, when students brandishing anti-war banners confronted them. On March 18, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) declared full control over the city.
Turkey - under its ambitious, increasingly authoritarian leader - has been waging a military campaign since 20 January against the YPG in Syria.
Erdogan's latest announcement suggests the violence they fled will soon catch up with them. This menace, as Ankara explained, was constituted by the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Kurdish political party in northern Syria, and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia to be linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), listed as a terrorist organization by Ankara. It was important to pay attention to the security interests of Turkey, "our ally within NATO", Macron said.