Turkey's governing party unveils election manifesto

May 07, 2018, 07:35
Turkey's governing party unveils election manifesto

On January 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria.

"We want to achieve these for all our friends and brothers", he said after unveiling the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) election manifesto at a mass rally in Istanbul, Xinhua news agency reported.

The president did not give any details on where the next operation could take place although there has been speculation that Ankara could launch an offensive in northern Iraq.

Turkey considers the YPG an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and has been infuriated with USA support for the militia.

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The PKK has bases in the Qandil mountain area of Iraq.

Speaking to thousands of supporters in Istanbul, Erdogan said Turkey's operations along its southern border would continue "until not a single terrorist is left".

"In the new term, Turkey will add new operations to the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations", Erdoğan said, in reference to a 2016 cross-border offensive in Syria and to the Afrin assault.

Erdogan also repeatedly threatened in the past to expand the Afrin offensive to YPG-held Manbij, which raised fears of a confrontation with United States forces there.

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On April 18, Erdogan called for snap presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, instead of in November 2019 as originally scheduled, saying Turkey must shift quickly to an executive presidency.

Should he win the June 24 election, Erdogan would be Turkey's first leader under the presidential system, under which the prime minister's post will be scrapped. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

In a referendum previous year Turkey's electorate narrowly supported a constitutional change that see the implementation of an executive presidential system.

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