ISTANBUL, 12 DEC - "In a few days", Turkey will launch a new military operation in the north of Syria against the JPY "terrorist" Kurdish militias east of the Euphrates River. This was stated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at a meeting of the Turkish defense industry in Ankara. The area indicated, however, is in fact under the control of the US, which support the Kurds in the fight against ISIS. Since 2016, Ankara has already completed two military operations in northern Syria. However, it remains to be seen how this new intervention could actually take place, given the presence of US special forces. "Turkey's goal - added Erdogan - has never been American soldiers in an operation east of the Euphrates, but members of terrorist groups".