Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country "has achieved victories in all the areas that it has supported", starting with Libya and reaching the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.
This came in a speech on Wednesday, before members of his Justice and Development"party bloc in Parliament, during which he announced Ankara's intention to carry out a new military operation in northern Syria "to cleanse the areas of Tel Rifaat and Manbij from terrorists," as he described it.
Erdogan also announced the disruption of the High-Level Strategic Council Agreement between Turkey and Greece, pointing out that NATO is a security institution and its mission is not to “support terrorist organizations,” in reference to the Kurdish factions operating in northern Syria.
In recent months, the Turkish rapprochement with the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Saudi Arabia has resulted in understandings on Libya, as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed last Friday at a joint press conference with his Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed.
Cavusoglu said Turkish-Emirati relations entered a new phase, noting "there were differences of opinion about Libya but now we are all working for the stability of this country."