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President Erdogan said : "we will start where we left off and continue to crush the terrorists' heads," External link

RTERadio Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "There are no clashes. These [reports of clashes] are disinformation," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : "When the time comes necessary steps will be taken," External link

nzherald Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : "There are no clashes. These [reports of clashes] are disinformation," External link

voanews-sw Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan told : "If the promises are kept until Tuesday evening, the safe zone issue will be resolved. If it fails, the operation... will start the minute 120 hours are over," External link

israelnationalnews Friday, October 18, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added : “We are planning to resettle 1-2 million Syrian refugees in safe zone,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, October 18, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Trump asked us not to hit Kobani,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “We will never declare a ceasefire,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : “We will never declare a ceasefire,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan told : “They say ‘declare a cease-fire.’ We will never declare a cease-fire,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “It looks like Turkey’s operation won’t have any problems in Syria’s Ayn al-Arab as Russia also showed a positive approach,” External link

laht Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan told : "They say 'declare a ceasefire.' We will never declare a ceasefire," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "They are pressuring us to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan stated : "What is experienced in Syria over the past eight years has shown that it is impossible to eliminate a terrorist organization by means of another one," External link

hri Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan asserted : "Our goal is clear. We are not worried over any sanctions," External link

hri Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "God willing, we will quickly secure the region stretching from Manbij to our border with Iraq," External link

iran-daily Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan told : "They say 'declare a cease-fire.' We will never declare a cease-fire," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "They are pressuring us to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Our proposal is for the terrorists to lay down their arms, leave their equipment, destroy the traps they have created and leave the safe zone we as designated, as of tonight,” “If this is done, our Operation Peace Spring will end by itself” External link

nypost Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Trump asked us not to hit Kobani,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan told ( about President Trump ) : “I'm not going to talk to them. They will be talking to their counterparts. When Trump comes here, I'll be talking,” External link

thedailybeast Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “They say ‘declare a ceasefire.’ We will never declare a ceasefire,” “They are pressuring us to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “They say ‘declare a ceasefire.’ We will never declare a ceasefire,” “They are pressuring us to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "we cannot declare a ceasefire until we clear this region" External link

9news Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : ”We will finish what we began. A Turkish hoisted flag does not come down,” External link

greekreporter Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "Now there are threats coming from left and right, telling us to stop this," External link

bbc Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : “If you try to frame our operation there as an invasion… we will open the doors and send 3.6 million migrants to you,” External link

tribune Friday, October 11, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : “our mission is to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across the southern border and bring peace to the area” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, October 11, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan : "Operation 'Peace Spring' starts in northern Syria Turkish daily Hurriyet Daily News (09.10.19-http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-troops-syrian-national-army-begin-operation-peace-spring-in-northern-syria-erdogan-147320) reported that Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Oct. 9 that the Turkish troops along with the Syrian National Army have begun the 'Operation Peace Spring' against the PKK/YPG and ISIL terrorists in northern Syria. " External link

hri Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : "With Operation Peace Spring, we will eliminate the terror threats against our country. With the SAFE ZONE we will establish, we will provide the return of Syrian refugees to their countries. We will protect the territorial integrity of Syria and save the region's people from the claws of terror," External link

hri Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "Hey EU , wake up. I say it again: if you try to frame our operation there as an invasion, our task is simple: we will open the doors and send 3.6 million migrants to you," External link

novinite Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : “A new anti-terrorist operation entitled 'Source of Peace' is being conducted in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Turkey can no longer wait for someone to create the safety zone in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : “A new anti-terrorist operation entitled 'Source of Peace' is being conducted in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added : “Presently, part of the Syrian territory is controlled by terrorists,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia, before opposing Turkey, must report on military operations in Yemen," External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : “A new anti-terrorist operation entitled 'Source of Peace' is being conducted in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Turkey can no longer wait for someone to create the safety zone in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : “A new anti-terrorist operation entitled 'Source of Peace' is being conducted in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Turkey can no longer wait for someone to create the safety zone in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : “A new anti-terrorist operation entitled 'Source of Peace' is being conducted in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Turkey can no longer wait for someone to create the safety zone in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "Our goal is to eliminate the terrorist corridor to be formed on our southern border to bring peace and security to the region" External link

itv Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan wrote : “The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched #OperationPeaceSpring against [the Kurdistan Workers’ Party/People’s Protection Unit] and Daesh terrorists in northern Syria,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : "Our goal is to eliminate the terrorist corridor to be formed on our southern border to bring peace and security to the region" External link

itv Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT



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Gonul Tol argues ( about President Erdogan ) : "This is a part of a larger problem and that problem is President Erdogan lost his credibility," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Milos Zeman said ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan calls the Kurds terrorists, but I strongly disagree," External link

justiceinfo Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump noted ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan was a gentleman, he understood," "But without a little tough love they would've never made this deal" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : "I just want to thank and congratulate President Erdogan. He's a friend of mine, and I'm glad we didn't have a problem, because frankly, he's a hell of a leader, and he's a tough man, he's a strong man and he did the right thing. And I really appreciate it," "I want to thank Turkey. I want to thank all of the people that have gotten together and made this happen. This is an incredible outcome" External link

qt Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

President Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : “I just spoke to President Erdogan. Turkey, we’re doing very, very well with Turkey. We have ISIS totally under guard. turkey is also … they are watching over everything,” External link

nypost Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : “I just want to thank and congratulate President Erdogan. He’s a friend of mine, and I’m glad we didn’t have a problem, because frankly, he’s a hell of a leader, and he’s a tough man, he’s a strong man and he did the right thing. And I really appreciate it,” “I want to thank Turkey. I want to thank all of the people that have gotten together and made this happen. This is an incredible outcome” External link

dailytelegraph Friday, October 18, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Milos Zeman said ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan calls the Kurds terrorists, but I strongly disagree," External link

ahram-EN Friday, October 18, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Gareth Jenkins said ( about President Erdogan ) : "The agreement will probably boost Erdogan's public popularity, which had been falling before he launched the military operation on 9 October," External link

ahram-EN Friday, October 18, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Milos Zeman said ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan calls the Kurds terrorists, but I strongly disagree," External link

naharnet-en Friday, October 18, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "I just want to thank and congratulate . . . President Erdogan," External link

irishsun Friday, October 18, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : “I just want to thank and congratulate . . . President Erdogan,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, October 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : “I think it’s going to last” “I think President Erdogan’s very smart,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, October 18, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : "I just want to thank and congratulate President Erdogan. He's a friend of mine, and I'm glad we didn't have a problem because, frankly, he's a hell of a leader," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

John Roberts asked ( about President Erdogan ) : “But again, based on his [Erdogan's] behavior and based on his actions, can you trust him?” External link

foxnews Friday, October 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Rubin said ( about President Erdogan ) : “It is unrealistic that we were going to quintuple trade with Turkey, and it is dishonest to then claim we won’t do what was impossible anyway and feel that we are punishing Erdogan,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Ozgur Unluhisarcikli told ( about President Erdogan ) : “President Erdogan has hinted that so long as the YPG is de-territorialized in Syria, it’s not a big problem if [the Syrian regime] controls territories that used to be controlled by YPG, and this may be the beginning of a modus vivendi with Syria,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Rick Crawford said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Have we broken faith with our allies? I don't know. I don't know that that's necessarily the case. Is Erdogan a bad guy? Yes, he is a bad guy. Should he be constrained? Yeah, he should be," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan's decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time," External link

ahram-EN Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

President Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan's decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : “President Erdogan’s decision didn’t surprise me because he’s wanted to do that for a long time,” External link

almanar-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : "I'm very hopeful we can get a good resolution when the Vice President and I travel later today and are on the ground there maybe 24 hours from now," External link

clickondetroit Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Mike Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : "No one disputes that the decision by the President of Turkey has created enormous risk in the region. That's absolutely true. It's precisely the reason we're headed there today, to try to take down that set of risks," External link

clickondetroit Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Mike Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : "We hope they'll honor that. This is a big city with a large civilian population, multi-ethnic civilian population," "It would not be useful for Turkey, it would not be a good thing for the world or the region. It's one of the things that we're traveling today to talk to President Erdogan about. We need them to stand down. We need a ceasefire, at which point we can begin to put this all back together again" External link

clickondetroit Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : “President Erdogan’s decision didn’t surprise me because he’s wanted to do that for a long time,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan's decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

President Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan's decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : "We have every expectation that we will meet with President Erdogan," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Pompeo told ( about President Erdogan ) : "We have every expectation that we will meet with President Erdogan," External link

trust2 Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Pompeo told ( about President Erdogan ) : "We have every expectation that we will meet with President Erdogan," External link

thenational Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Pompeo told ( about President Erdogan ) : "We have every expectation that we will meet with President Erdogan," External link

ahram-EN Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Van Hollen said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Steel represents about four-tenths of 1% of all of Turkey's exports," "The president still has a standing invitation to Erdogan to visit the United States. A lot more is necessary to get the Turks to stop and to protect ourselves from the resurgence of ISIS – which is what's going to happen. [Former Defense] Secretary Mattis and others have predicted that" External link

npr Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Despite the opposition and repeated warnings from the United States and the international community, Turkish President Erdogan ordered a unilateral invasion of northern Syria that has resulted in widespread casualties, refugees, destruction, insecurity and a growing threat to U.S. military forces," External link

upi Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

President Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : “Turkey’s military offensive is endangering civilians and threatening peace, security, and stability in the region,” “I have been perfectly clear with President Erdogan: Turkey’s action is precipitating a humanitarian crisis and setting conditions for possible war crimes” External link

thehill Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Tom Cotton said ( about President Erdogan ) : "I hope that President Erdogan got that message from the president clearly and that there's not going to be violence against the Syrian Kurds because, whatever their relationship to Turkey, they've obviously been good partners of ours and we want to ensure that we are not taking steps that's going to lead to violence against them or going to undermine their legitimate interests and their safety and security in what is their homeland," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : “Despite the opposition and repeated warnings from the United States and the international community, Turkish President Erdogan ordered a unilateral invasion of northern Syria that has resulted in widespread casualties, refugees, destruction, insecurity, and a growing threat to US military forces” External link

armenpress Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Therefore, at the President's direction, the Department of Defence is executing a deliberate withdrawal of US military personnel from northeast Syria," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Despite the opposition and repeated warnings from the United States and the international community, Turkish President Erdogan ordered a unilateral invasion of northern Syria that has resulted in widespread casualties, refugees, destruction, insecurity, and a growing threat to U.S. military forces," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan bears full responsibility for its consequences, to include a potential ISIS resurgence, possible war crimes and a growing humanitarian crisis," "The bilateral relationship between our two countries has also been damaged" External link

al-monitor Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : “This unacceptable incursion has also undermined the successful multinational ‘Defeat ISIS’ mission in Syria, and resulted in the release of many dangerous ISIS detainees,” “Due to Turkey’s irresponsible actions, the risk to US forces in northeast Syria has reached an unacceptable level. We are also at risk of being engulfed in a broader conflict. Therefore, at the President’s direction, the Department of Defense is executing a deliberate withdrawal of US military personnel from northeast Syria,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Despite the opposition and repeated warnings from the US and the international community, Turkish President Erdogan ordered a unilateral invasion of northern Syria that has resulted in widespread casualties, refugees, destruction, insecurity, and a growing threat to US military forces," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

President Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : "I have been perfectly clear with President Erdogan: Turkey's action is precipitating a humanitarian crisis and setting conditions for possible war crimes," External link

pulse Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Turkey's unilateral action was unnecessary and impulsive. President Erdogan bears full responsibility for its consequences, to include a potential ISIS resurgence, possible war crimes, and a growing humanitarian crisis. The bilateral relationship between our two countries has also been damaged," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT

Donald J Trump added ( about President Erdogan ) : “I have been perfectly clear with President Erdogan: Turkey’s action is precipitating a humanitarian crisis and setting conditions for possible war crimes. Turkey must ensure the safety of civilians … and is now, or may be in the future, responsible for the ongoing detention of ISIS terrorists in the region,” “Unfortunately, Turkey does not appear to be mitigating the humanitarian effects of its invasion” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : “The first thing that we understood—I’ve understood from my counterparts, Secretary Pompeo from his, and certainly from President Erdogan—is they [Turkey] were fully committed to doing this regardless of what we did,” “We are talking about less than 50, more like two dozen [U.S. special forces], there is no way they could stop 15,000 Turks from proceeding south” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, October 13, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "It was clear to me that President Erdogan was committed to coming in. He informed us that he was coming in. He didn't ask permission," External link

bordermail Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Donald Tusk declared ( about President Erdogan ) : ”We will never accept that refugees are weaponized and used to blackmail us. President Erdogan’s threats of yesterday are totally out of place,” External link

greekreporter Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper noted ( about President Erdogan ) : "We are not abandoning our Kurdish partner forces, and US troops remain with them in other parts of Syria. The impulsive action of President Erdogan to invade northern Syria has put the United States in a tough situation" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Michael Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Today, even as I sit here, our team, State Department teams are on the ground working to convince President Erdogan, Turkey, that the invasion is not appropriate," "We're working to convince them that moving into Syria this way, putting at risk the lives of the Kurdish people and others in the region as well Christians and other ethnic minorities and religious minorities that it's a bad idea," External link

itartass_en Saturday, October 12, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : “President Erdogan made the decision to invade Syria,” External link

wkrn Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper noted ( about President Erdogan ) : "We are not abandoning our Kurdish partner forces, and US troops remain with them in other parts of Syria. The impulsive action of President Erdogan to invade northern Syria has put the United States in a tough situation" External link

presstv Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Gonul Tol said ( about President Erdogan ) : “Ankara’s priorities in Syria shifted as President Erdogan’s efforts to consolidate his power at home hit a wall,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, October 11, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Gonul Tol said ( about President Erdogan ) : “The government’s ceasefire with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) broke down after the elections, Erdogan struck an alliance with the country’s nationalists, and the government embarked on a heavy-handed militaristic response to the Kurdish question,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, October 11, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "The impulsive action of President Erdogan to invade northern Syria has put the US in a tough situation," "The dramatic harm, I feel, is being done to our bilateral relationship," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, October 11, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Donald Tusk said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Turkey must understand that our main concern is that their actions may lead to another humanitarian catastrophe, which would be unacceptable," "Nor will we ever accept that refugees are weaponised and used to blackmail us. That is why I consider yesterday's threats made by President Erdogan totally out of place," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 11, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Donald Tusk said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Turkey must understand that our main concern is that their actions may lead to another humanitarian catastrophe, which would be unacceptable," "Nor will we ever accept that refugees are weaponised and used to blackmail us. That is why I consider yesterday's threats made by President Erdogan totally out of place," External link

afp-en Friday, October 11, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Donald Tusk said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Turkey must understand that our main concern is that their actions may lead to another humanitarian catastrophe, which would be unacceptable," "Nor will we ever accept that refugees are weaponised and used to blackmail us. That is why I consider yesterday's threats made by President Erdogan totally out of place," External link

trust Friday, October 11, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Aleksandar Vucic said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Although we have diverging opinions at some points, we consult and negotiate with each other. Thanks to President Erdogan, bilateral stability and relations with other actors in the region have improved significantly," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 11, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Aleksandar Vucic said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Therefore, it was important that we lay the foundations of the Belgrade-Sarajevo highway together. This project is very important for all of us. Without President Erdogan, I'm not sure how all this would have been solved. So, it was important that he visited Serbia," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 11, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "If (Erdogan) does it unfairly, he is going to pay a big economic price," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Van Hollen said ( about President Erdogan ) : "These sanctions will have immediate, far-reaching consequences for Erdogan and his military," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

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President Erdogan said : "we will start where we left off and continue to crush the terrorists' heads," External link

RTERadio Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:01:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "There are no clashes. These [reports of clashes] are disinformation," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : "When the time comes necessary steps will be taken," External link

nzherald Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:51:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : "There are no clashes. These [reports of clashes] are disinformation," External link

voanews-sw Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan told : "If the promises are kept until Tuesday evening, the safe zone issue will be resolved. If it fails, the operation... will start the minute 120 hours are over," External link

israelnationalnews Friday, October 18, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added : “We are planning to resettle 1-2 million Syrian refugees in safe zone,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, October 18, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Trump asked us not to hit Kobani,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “We will never declare a ceasefire,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : “We will never declare a ceasefire,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:43:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan told : “They say ‘declare a cease-fire.’ We will never declare a cease-fire,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “It looks like Turkey’s operation won’t have any problems in Syria’s Ayn al-Arab as Russia also showed a positive approach,” External link

laht Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan told : "They say 'declare a ceasefire.' We will never declare a ceasefire," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "They are pressuring us to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan stated : "What is experienced in Syria over the past eight years has shown that it is impossible to eliminate a terrorist organization by means of another one," External link

hri Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan asserted : "Our goal is clear. We are not worried over any sanctions," External link

hri Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "God willing, we will quickly secure the region stretching from Manbij to our border with Iraq," External link

iran-daily Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan told : "They say 'declare a cease-fire.' We will never declare a cease-fire," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "They are pressuring us to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Our proposal is for the terrorists to lay down their arms, leave their equipment, destroy the traps they have created and leave the safe zone we as designated, as of tonight,” “If this is done, our Operation Peace Spring will end by itself” External link

nypost Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Trump asked us not to hit Kobani,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:46:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan told ( about President Trump ) : “I'm not going to talk to them. They will be talking to their counterparts. When Trump comes here, I'll be talking,” External link

thedailybeast Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “They say ‘declare a ceasefire.’ We will never declare a ceasefire,” “They are pressuring us to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “They say ‘declare a ceasefire.’ We will never declare a ceasefire,” “They are pressuring us to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "we cannot declare a ceasefire until we clear this region" External link

9news Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : ”We will finish what we began. A Turkish hoisted flag does not come down,” External link

greekreporter Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "Now there are threats coming from left and right, telling us to stop this," External link

bbc Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : “If you try to frame our operation there as an invasion… we will open the doors and send 3.6 million migrants to you,” External link

tribune Friday, October 11, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : “our mission is to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across the southern border and bring peace to the area” External link

cyprus-mail Friday, October 11, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan : "Operation 'Peace Spring' starts in northern Syria Turkish daily Hurriyet Daily News (09.10.19-http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-troops-syrian-national-army-begin-operation-peace-spring-in-northern-syria-erdogan-147320) reported that Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Oct. 9 that the Turkish troops along with the Syrian National Army have begun the 'Operation Peace Spring' against the PKK/YPG and ISIL terrorists in northern Syria. " External link

hri Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : "With Operation Peace Spring, we will eliminate the terror threats against our country. With the SAFE ZONE we will establish, we will provide the return of Syrian refugees to their countries. We will protect the territorial integrity of Syria and save the region's people from the claws of terror," External link

hri Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "Hey EU , wake up. I say it again: if you try to frame our operation there as an invasion, our task is simple: we will open the doors and send 3.6 million migrants to you," External link

novinite Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : “A new anti-terrorist operation entitled 'Source of Peace' is being conducted in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Turkey can no longer wait for someone to create the safety zone in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : “A new anti-terrorist operation entitled 'Source of Peace' is being conducted in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added : “Presently, part of the Syrian territory is controlled by terrorists,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said ( about Saudi ) : "Saudi Arabia, before opposing Turkey, must report on military operations in Yemen," External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : “A new anti-terrorist operation entitled 'Source of Peace' is being conducted in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Turkey can no longer wait for someone to create the safety zone in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : “A new anti-terrorist operation entitled 'Source of Peace' is being conducted in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Turkey can no longer wait for someone to create the safety zone in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan added ( about Peace ) : “A new anti-terrorist operation entitled 'Source of Peace' is being conducted in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : “Turkey can no longer wait for someone to create the safety zone in northern Syria,” External link

trendnews-az Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

President Erdogan said : "Our goal is to eliminate the terrorist corridor to be formed on our southern border to bring peace and security to the region" External link

itv Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan wrote : “The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched #OperationPeaceSpring against [the Kurdistan Workers’ Party/People’s Protection Unit] and Daesh terrorists in northern Syria,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

President Erdogan said : "Our goal is to eliminate the terrorist corridor to be formed on our southern border to bring peace and security to the region" External link

itv Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT



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Gonul Tol argues ( about President Erdogan ) : "This is a part of a larger problem and that problem is President Erdogan lost his credibility," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, October 20, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Milos Zeman said ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan calls the Kurds terrorists, but I strongly disagree," External link

justiceinfo Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump noted ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan was a gentleman, he understood," "But without a little tough love they would've never made this deal" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : "I just want to thank and congratulate President Erdogan. He's a friend of mine, and I'm glad we didn't have a problem, because frankly, he's a hell of a leader, and he's a tough man, he's a strong man and he did the right thing. And I really appreciate it," "I want to thank Turkey. I want to thank all of the people that have gotten together and made this happen. This is an incredible outcome" External link

qt Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

President Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : “I just spoke to President Erdogan. Turkey, we’re doing very, very well with Turkey. We have ISIS totally under guard. turkey is also … they are watching over everything,” External link

nypost Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : “I just want to thank and congratulate President Erdogan. He’s a friend of mine, and I’m glad we didn’t have a problem, because frankly, he’s a hell of a leader, and he’s a tough man, he’s a strong man and he did the right thing. And I really appreciate it,” “I want to thank Turkey. I want to thank all of the people that have gotten together and made this happen. This is an incredible outcome” External link

dailytelegraph Friday, October 18, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Milos Zeman said ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan calls the Kurds terrorists, but I strongly disagree," External link

ahram-EN Friday, October 18, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Gareth Jenkins said ( about President Erdogan ) : "The agreement will probably boost Erdogan's public popularity, which had been falling before he launched the military operation on 9 October," External link

ahram-EN Friday, October 18, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Milos Zeman said ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan calls the Kurds terrorists, but I strongly disagree," External link

naharnet-en Friday, October 18, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "I just want to thank and congratulate . . . President Erdogan," External link

irishsun Friday, October 18, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : “I just want to thank and congratulate . . . President Erdogan,” External link

panarmenian-en Friday, October 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : “I think it’s going to last” “I think President Erdogan’s very smart,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Friday, October 18, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : "I just want to thank and congratulate President Erdogan. He's a friend of mine, and I'm glad we didn't have a problem because, frankly, he's a hell of a leader," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 7:53:00 AM EAT

John Roberts asked ( about President Erdogan ) : “But again, based on his [Erdogan's] behavior and based on his actions, can you trust him?” External link

foxnews Friday, October 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

Michael Rubin said ( about President Erdogan ) : “It is unrealistic that we were going to quintuple trade with Turkey, and it is dishonest to then claim we won’t do what was impossible anyway and feel that we are punishing Erdogan,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Ozgur Unluhisarcikli told ( about President Erdogan ) : “President Erdogan has hinted that so long as the YPG is de-territorialized in Syria, it’s not a big problem if [the Syrian regime] controls territories that used to be controlled by YPG, and this may be the beginning of a modus vivendi with Syria,” External link

al-monitor Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Rick Crawford said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Have we broken faith with our allies? I don't know. I don't know that that's necessarily the case. Is Erdogan a bad guy? Yes, he is a bad guy. Should he be constrained? Yeah, he should be," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan's decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time," External link

ahram-EN Thursday, October 17, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

President Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan's decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : “President Erdogan’s decision didn’t surprise me because he’s wanted to do that for a long time,” External link

almanar-en Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : "I'm very hopeful we can get a good resolution when the Vice President and I travel later today and are on the ground there maybe 24 hours from now," External link

clickondetroit Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Mike Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : "No one disputes that the decision by the President of Turkey has created enormous risk in the region. That's absolutely true. It's precisely the reason we're headed there today, to try to take down that set of risks," External link

clickondetroit Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Mike Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : "We hope they'll honor that. This is a big city with a large civilian population, multi-ethnic civilian population," "It would not be useful for Turkey, it would not be a good thing for the world or the region. It's one of the things that we're traveling today to talk to President Erdogan about. We need them to stand down. We need a ceasefire, at which point we can begin to put this all back together again" External link

clickondetroit Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : “President Erdogan’s decision didn’t surprise me because he’s wanted to do that for a long time,” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan's decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

President Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan's decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : "We have every expectation that we will meet with President Erdogan," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Mike Pompeo told ( about President Erdogan ) : "We have every expectation that we will meet with President Erdogan," External link

trust2 Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:27:00 PM EAT

Mike Pompeo told ( about President Erdogan ) : "We have every expectation that we will meet with President Erdogan," External link

thenational Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Pompeo told ( about President Erdogan ) : "We have every expectation that we will meet with President Erdogan," External link

ahram-EN Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Van Hollen said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Steel represents about four-tenths of 1% of all of Turkey's exports," "The president still has a standing invitation to Erdogan to visit the United States. A lot more is necessary to get the Turks to stop and to protect ourselves from the resurgence of ISIS – which is what's going to happen. [Former Defense] Secretary Mattis and others have predicted that" External link

npr Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Despite the opposition and repeated warnings from the United States and the international community, Turkish President Erdogan ordered a unilateral invasion of northern Syria that has resulted in widespread casualties, refugees, destruction, insecurity and a growing threat to U.S. military forces," External link

upi Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

President Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : “Turkey’s military offensive is endangering civilians and threatening peace, security, and stability in the region,” “I have been perfectly clear with President Erdogan: Turkey’s action is precipitating a humanitarian crisis and setting conditions for possible war crimes” External link

thehill Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Tom Cotton said ( about President Erdogan ) : "I hope that President Erdogan got that message from the president clearly and that there's not going to be violence against the Syrian Kurds because, whatever their relationship to Turkey, they've obviously been good partners of ours and we want to ensure that we are not taking steps that's going to lead to violence against them or going to undermine their legitimate interests and their safety and security in what is their homeland," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : “Despite the opposition and repeated warnings from the United States and the international community, Turkish President Erdogan ordered a unilateral invasion of northern Syria that has resulted in widespread casualties, refugees, destruction, insecurity, and a growing threat to US military forces” External link

armenpress Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Therefore, at the President's direction, the Department of Defence is executing a deliberate withdrawal of US military personnel from northeast Syria," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Despite the opposition and repeated warnings from the United States and the international community, Turkish President Erdogan ordered a unilateral invasion of northern Syria that has resulted in widespread casualties, refugees, destruction, insecurity, and a growing threat to U.S. military forces," External link

itartass_en Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "President Erdogan bears full responsibility for its consequences, to include a potential ISIS resurgence, possible war crimes and a growing humanitarian crisis," "The bilateral relationship between our two countries has also been damaged" External link

al-monitor Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : “This unacceptable incursion has also undermined the successful multinational ‘Defeat ISIS’ mission in Syria, and resulted in the release of many dangerous ISIS detainees,” “Due to Turkey’s irresponsible actions, the risk to US forces in northeast Syria has reached an unacceptable level. We are also at risk of being engulfed in a broader conflict. Therefore, at the President’s direction, the Department of Defense is executing a deliberate withdrawal of US military personnel from northeast Syria,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:02:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Despite the opposition and repeated warnings from the US and the international community, Turkish President Erdogan ordered a unilateral invasion of northern Syria that has resulted in widespread casualties, refugees, destruction, insecurity, and a growing threat to US military forces," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

President Trump said ( about President Erdogan ) : "I have been perfectly clear with President Erdogan: Turkey's action is precipitating a humanitarian crisis and setting conditions for possible war crimes," External link

pulse Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Turkey's unilateral action was unnecessary and impulsive. President Erdogan bears full responsibility for its consequences, to include a potential ISIS resurgence, possible war crimes, and a growing humanitarian crisis. The bilateral relationship between our two countries has also been damaged," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT

Donald J Trump added ( about President Erdogan ) : “I have been perfectly clear with President Erdogan: Turkey’s action is precipitating a humanitarian crisis and setting conditions for possible war crimes. Turkey must ensure the safety of civilians … and is now, or may be in the future, responsible for the ongoing detention of ISIS terrorists in the region,” “Unfortunately, Turkey does not appear to be mitigating the humanitarian effects of its invasion” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : “The first thing that we understood—I’ve understood from my counterparts, Secretary Pompeo from his, and certainly from President Erdogan—is they [Turkey] were fully committed to doing this regardless of what we did,” “We are talking about less than 50, more like two dozen [U.S. special forces], there is no way they could stop 15,000 Turks from proceeding south” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, October 13, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "It was clear to me that President Erdogan was committed to coming in. He informed us that he was coming in. He didn't ask permission," External link

bordermail Sunday, October 13, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Donald Tusk declared ( about President Erdogan ) : ”We will never accept that refugees are weaponized and used to blackmail us. President Erdogan’s threats of yesterday are totally out of place,” External link

greekreporter Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper noted ( about President Erdogan ) : "We are not abandoning our Kurdish partner forces, and US troops remain with them in other parts of Syria. The impulsive action of President Erdogan to invade northern Syria has put the United States in a tough situation" External link

globalsecurity Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Michael Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Today, even as I sit here, our team, State Department teams are on the ground working to convince President Erdogan, Turkey, that the invasion is not appropriate," "We're working to convince them that moving into Syria this way, putting at risk the lives of the Kurdish people and others in the region as well Christians and other ethnic minorities and religious minorities that it's a bad idea," External link

itartass_en Saturday, October 12, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mike Pompeo said ( about President Erdogan ) : “President Erdogan made the decision to invade Syria,” External link

wkrn Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Mark Esper noted ( about President Erdogan ) : "We are not abandoning our Kurdish partner forces, and US troops remain with them in other parts of Syria. The impulsive action of President Erdogan to invade northern Syria has put the United States in a tough situation" External link

presstv Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Gonul Tol said ( about President Erdogan ) : “Ankara’s priorities in Syria shifted as President Erdogan’s efforts to consolidate his power at home hit a wall,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, October 11, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Gonul Tol said ( about President Erdogan ) : “The government’s ceasefire with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) broke down after the elections, Erdogan struck an alliance with the country’s nationalists, and the government embarked on a heavy-handed militaristic response to the Kurdish question,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, October 11, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Mark Esper said ( about President Erdogan ) : "The impulsive action of President Erdogan to invade northern Syria has put the US in a tough situation," "The dramatic harm, I feel, is being done to our bilateral relationship," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, October 11, 2019 11:18:00 PM EAT

Donald Tusk said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Turkey must understand that our main concern is that their actions may lead to another humanitarian catastrophe, which would be unacceptable," "Nor will we ever accept that refugees are weaponised and used to blackmail us. That is why I consider yesterday's threats made by President Erdogan totally out of place," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 11, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Donald Tusk said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Turkey must understand that our main concern is that their actions may lead to another humanitarian catastrophe, which would be unacceptable," "Nor will we ever accept that refugees are weaponised and used to blackmail us. That is why I consider yesterday's threats made by President Erdogan totally out of place," External link

afp-en Friday, October 11, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Donald Tusk said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Turkey must understand that our main concern is that their actions may lead to another humanitarian catastrophe, which would be unacceptable," "Nor will we ever accept that refugees are weaponised and used to blackmail us. That is why I consider yesterday's threats made by President Erdogan totally out of place," External link

trust Friday, October 11, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Aleksandar Vucic said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Although we have diverging opinions at some points, we consult and negotiate with each other. Thanks to President Erdogan, bilateral stability and relations with other actors in the region have improved significantly," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 11, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Aleksandar Vucic said ( about President Erdogan ) : "Therefore, it was important that we lay the foundations of the Belgrade-Sarajevo highway together. This project is very important for all of us. Without President Erdogan, I'm not sure how all this would have been solved. So, it was important that he visited Serbia," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 11, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Trump told ( about President Erdogan ) : "If (Erdogan) does it unfairly, he is going to pay a big economic price," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Van Hollen said ( about President Erdogan ) : "These sanctions will have immediate, far-reaching consequences for Erdogan and his military," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT