President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will remain in northern Syria until all ‘terrorists’ leave the area [File: Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images]

Turkey will not leave Syria until other countries pull out, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, adding that Ankara will continue its cross-border offensive against Kurdish fighters until they have entirely left the region.

Turkey launched its third military offensive into northeast Syria last month to drive  the Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) armed group from its border and establish a “safe zone” where it aims to resettle up to two million Syrian refugees.

After seizing a 120-km (75-mile) swathe of land along the border, Turkey struck deals with the United States and Russia to keep the YPG, which Ankara labels “terrorists” due

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