The representative of the US State Department, Ned Price, commenting on the statement of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the military operation in Syria “may begin suddenly,” made a statement. According to Price, the United States is “deeply concerned about the possible increase in military activity in northern Syria and, in particular, its impact on the civilian population”. “We continue to maintain the existing ceasefire lines.

 We consider it important that all parties observe and respect the ceasefire zones and expect Turkey to make a joint statement in October 2019, including stopping offensive actions in northeastern Syria. Any new attack will further undermine regional stability ” Ned Price said.