Leader of former al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria endorses Turkey’s threat to Syrian Kurds

Kurdistan24: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) leader Abu Mohammad al-Jolani said on Monday that he endorses Turkey’s goal to control the east of the Euphrates. However, he did not mention that the HTS would join such an offensive. In an interview with Amjad news agency, Jolani described the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), who Turkey says has close ties to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), as “an enemy of the revolution,” and said the HTS endorses the liberation of “areas in the East of the Euphrates.”