8 Nov 2019

Turkey says troops won’t leave Syria until other countries pull out

International Editor

The Turkish president has said his troops will not leave Syria until all other countries have.

Turkey launched a military incursion into north-eastern Syria last month – taking control of Kurdish areas – and implementing what it calls a “safe zone”.

At least 90 civilians have been killed as a result and hundreds of ISIS prisoners have escaped during the fighting.

The de-facto leader of the Syrian Kurdish region told Channel 4 News today that she believes Turkey is trying to reinstate ISIS power in the area.