A Turkish tank is stationed near the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent Turkish troops into Syria last week as Ankara attempts to clear ISIS militants and Kurdish-led forces from its border.
"Since cleansing Jarablus of ISIS, Turkey has thrown large, additional armored and air force into the battle against the 35.000-strong YPG Kurdish fighters".
Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which Turkey and its allies consider a terrorist organization.
A brigade of British volunteers fighting with a US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria say members are heading to oppose advances by Turkish-backed forces, a day after senior Turkish officials said all would be confronted as "terrorists". Turkey's incursion helped the rebels take Jarablus from the Islamic State group, but clashes subsequently broke out in the area between Turkish and Kurdish forces - both USA -allies.
The US is clearly hoping that Kurdish forces will head east of the Euphrates, to calm Turkey's nerves and allow Washington to patch up relations.
The Kurdish YPG is part of a broader, USA -backed coalition in Syria called the Syrian Democratic Forces. Therefore, the primary issue that was raised by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim during US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Ankara was the PYD's and its armed wing the YPG's activities. "We don't expect any change". USA officials have urged Ankara to focus its attacks on ISIS instead.
Moslem specifically addressed European Union members, saying that "EU countries should stand with us in this struggle and speak up against Turkey's invasion".
The ground offensive has been part of Turkey's 'Operation Euphrates Shield', launched in late August with a stated goal of retaking northern Syria from IS militants.
A United States defense official said the US-backed Kurdish forces had pulled back to east of the Euphrates river over the past day or so, as demanded by Ankara.
Ahmed Othman, a commander in pro-Turkey rebel group Sultan Murad, told AFP in Beirut that the group was now "working now on two fronts in al-Rai, south and east, in order to advance towards the villages recently liberated from IS west of Jarabalus".
The Pentagon says Kurdish forces have already moved east of the Euphrates, in compliance with Turkish and us demands.
"We have continued to see calm in northern Syria, which is a good thing", Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said after the Turkish General Staff reported that three more Turkish soldiers were wounded and a tank was damaged by rocket fire near the Syrian border town of Jarablus. "This is how we see things and how we put up our struggle", he said, according to a transcript of an interview with China's CCTV released by Erdogan's office.