Turkey is the last wall between Europe and terrorism. This is stated in the position of the Turkish Ministry of Defense.
"Turkey is protecting not only its own borders, but also the borders of NATO. Turkey's security is the security of all of Europe, including NATO," the ministry said in a statement.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised the US decision to withdraw from Syria. He noted that there was a discrepancy between the positions expressed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and those of some Member States regarding Ankara's actions.
Erdogan told reporters that Turkey was ready to implement its decision regarding Manbij.